Only one more day until you can get the cute new-release beach-themed stamps and dies from Paper Sweeties! I used the hot air balloon and sandcastle images from Let's Go to the Beach on my card today. I love that the coordinating Sweet Cuts dies make it so easy to cut them out.
After coloring the balloon with Copics, I popped it up with foam tape. No coloring necessary on the sweet little sandcastle. It is stamped onto kraft cardstock. When I inked the stamp, I inked just the flag in Lady Bug and the rest in Rich Cocoa. The sandcastle is sitting on top of a Creamsicle Straw that I pressed flat, and there are a few Frosting sequins to add some sparkle.
I had originally embossed the sandcastle image with glitter embossing powder, then I lightly colored it with a white pencil. I like how it looks, but it was too light for the front of the card. It worked great on the inside, though! The sunglasses are plastic stickers. They don't have lens in them so I glued them to a piece of acetate, trimmed around the frames, then used my airbrush and a dark brown Copic marker to color the acetate from the back side. I tried just coloring the acetate with a marker, but it left streaks. The airbrush worked much better.
More to come tomorrow...
Be sure to visit my Design Teamies for more beachy inspiration:
And, you've still got time to enter the June Paper Sweeties Party Time Inspiration Challenge for a chance to win a Paper Sweeties Gift Certificate! I hope you'll play along with us!
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:Mojo Monday #401
613 Avenue Create Challenge #128: Anything Goes