Missing You Always beach scene

This card is hopefully going to serve two purposes… one, to tell my friend I miss her, and two, for her to re-purpose and send to her daughter 🙂

I was inspired by a color combo for the current challenge at Crazy 4 Challenges. And there are so many beach and summer challenges this week, so I had plenty of motivation to create this little scene.

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I stamped the images from Stampin’ Up’s By The Seashore in Impression Obsession hybrid inks. I really love their assortment of colors and how there are three shades of each color, perfect for layering stamp sets. Here I only used one shade on each. The water was created by using Tattered Angel glimmer mists (remember those?!?) and tearing the edge of the paper to reveal the white core, which I then coated with Wink of Stella. The card base is kraft, and to create the look of sand I dotted the lower corner with three shades of alcohol markers, a white gel pen, and my trusty Wink of Stella. The sentiment comes from the Brushstroke Expressions set from My Favorite Things and was stamped in Tree Branch Archival Ink in case the glimmer mist gave me any troubles. I realized (not for the first time) that you can never have too many inks 🙂 The shells are glued flat to the card but the crab is popped up on foam tape for dimension. Debated about adding Nuvo drops but I need this card to make it through the mail twice, so I decided against it. My friend can add bling on her end if she chooses. So much more shimmery IRL!

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The inside of the kraft card is lined with 2 white panels, the bottom glued down permanently, and the top with removable glue. My message will be on top but she can remove it to reuse the card for her daughter.

ETA: This card was chosen as winner of The Artist Stamper June challenge!!!

Blog Challenge Winner Blinkie

I am submitting this card in the following challenges:

  1. Always Fun Challenges – #116 Fun at the Beach
  2. Crazy4Challenges – #489 Surf and Sand Color Combo
  3. The Artistic Stamper – By the Seaside
  4. Pile It On – #155 Vacation – beach
  5. Make My Monday – Begins with Letter B – beach
  6. Just Us Girls – #493 Photo Inspiration – beach
  7. Words 2 Craft By – #66 Running Barefoot – on the beach!
  8. Simon Says Stamp – Vacation/Travel – beach
  9. Sasayaki Glitter Stamps – Making Waves –
  10. Daring Cardmakers – Midsummer Day
  11. Sweet Stampin Challenge – Summer
  12. Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday – June/July – Summer Scenes, Treats, or Colors
  13. Bastel-Traum – #78 Summer
  14. Angie’s Digital Stamps – #32 AG W/Opt Fun in the Sun

23 comments on “Missing You Always beach scene

  1. Wonderful card Karen! I love the scene you’ve created and the softness of the colours is lovely.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx


  2. Love the non-traditional colors of your beachy sea creatures! Makes for a fantastic card! So happy you joined us at Just Us Girls this week!


  3. Lovely card you have created Karen, I do love the beach! Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday, hugs XoX Alli C – DT


  4. What a lovely way to pay it forward with this sweet card. Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!


  5. this is adorable!
    thank you so much for playing along with us at make my Monday challenge!

    hugs and kisses from germany

    Silvi xoxo


  6. Perfect for our Challenge! So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Always Fun Challenges. Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @AFC


  7. Lovely card! I’m sure your friend and her daughter will like it. 😀 Thanks for playing along with the Daring Cardmakers. 🙂


  8. Fabulous card! Thank you for joining in our Creative Challenge this month at The Artistic Stamper


  9. Lovely card …! Thank you for joining us at Sasayaki Glitter Samps Challenge .
    Hugs Rose DT


  10. Just love love love your fabulous and very cute beach scene, absolutely adorable. Thank you so much for joining in the artistic stamper challenge x


  11. Hi Karen, What a pretty card…. and I just love that it is going to be doing double-duty! What a thoughtful idea!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Words 2 Craft By. 🙂


    • Thank you!!! I’m hoping to do more double-duty cards this year. I need to pick up those post it notes that My Sweet Petunia sells called Double Dip Notes to make it easier for the recipients to reuse the card 🙂 I hope to play along with Words 2 Craft By again soon!


  12. What a perfect summer themed card!
    Thank you so much for joining in at Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday June/July challenge where it’s all about “Summer Scenes, Summer Colors or Summer Treats”!


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