Hi Dandi Crafters! Come'n at you with another MyGrafico Challenge. This week the Design Team and I used Summer Sweet Girl Stamps from digi stamp designer Dilek Design Studio. Be sure to check out all the projects from all design team members over at the My Grafico Challenge Blog. I also entered this card in Wee Memories Challenge #14 Summer Fun
I had plain ol beige card stock paper to work with to make my sand effect. SNOOZE, BORING!!! But I fixed it up. I grabbed one of those tiny spritzer bottles you buy at the craft store, added about 1/4 to 1/2 full of water. Then I added some acrylic paint that I had handy. I used a copper bronze color, that had a bit of shimmer to it already. The exact color isn't important as you will probably want to use a color to your liking, not mine. LOL I then added Liquitex iridescent medium and shook it all together. I then sprayed it on the front of the card. I didn't want any big blobs so I made sure to hold it a good distance, about 2 1/2 feet away from the card as I sprayed. I also used a tissue and blotted off any spray mist that I felt was too big of a spot for the project. I wanted it to look like glimmering sand on the beach. As you can see it really added something to the card.
I colored the digital stamps on my computer. I had some cute striped digital paper that I had made sometime ago that I thought was rather beachy in color so I used that re-sized for the chair. I then repeated the paper in it's original size to add a slash of color to the sand. Along with the striped paper I made some blue tiny heart bubbles paper. How CUTE is that paper for water, yea I thought so too! LOL The ocean is cut from the Cricut Cartridge Paper Doll Dress Up, page 78, Accessories 2, with shift applied. The clouds are from Cricut Cartridge Create A Critter, page 55,Phrase, with shift applied. I then embossed the scalloped accent strip, the beach ball and clouds with various cuttlebug embossing folders. I used Sure Cuts Alot, SCAL, to cute the scalloped accent strip, and the word Relax. Relax was cut out in the font Susa Regular. That is a ROCK'N font that is PERFECT to be cut as is in SCAL.