Happy Friday, y'all! We're getting the kiddo back on his regular schedule of naps; he took two pretty good ones yesterday so I managed to get today's card done and got started on a scrapbook layout. And I like how this card turned out!
I used some retired stamps on here, we'll get to that in a minute. Do you like the color variation on the shell and starfish? I inked them both up with Crushed Curry, and then used a sponge dauber to add some Cajun Craze ink. For the shell, I just did a bit on the center of the whorl; for the starfish, I held the dauber at an angle to only get the outside edges of the starfish. Took me a couple of tries to get them both looking how I wanted, but we got there in the end. The bottom part is Thick Whisper White (I ran out of regular WW, can you believe it?) sponged with Dapper Denim; the strip with the sentiment is another piece of Whisper White adhered on the top of the sponged piece, and I tore the bottom edge of that strip so it would look kinda like a wave coming in.
I'm entering this card in several challenges! First up is this week's Freshly Made Sketch:
A beach wedding card sounded like a good idea today. I've had By the Seashore (shell stamps) since at least 2012, so five years, and in fact I used that stamp set on my very first blog post here. Gorgeous Grunge has been in my collection since 2013, and Rose Wonder is the baby at a mere one year old. And my fishy card from a couple weeks ago was chosen as a Top Pick at Retro Rubber, so that's cool!
And just one more challenge for good measure, the Color Throwdown:
The challenge writeup said dark red for the first color, but it really looked more like dark orange to me, so I used Cajun Craze with Dapper Denim, Crushed Curry, Whisper White and of course Crumb Cake for the sand. (I almost used Sahara Sand because...sand...but I thought Crumb Cake worked a little better with the other colors this time.)
I think my kiddo will be ready for his nap pretty soon, so we're going to read a book until he falls asleep ;D and then I'm going to go work on that scrapbook layout. Cheers y'all, and happy Friday!
Supplies, all SU! (some retired)
Stamps: By the Seashore, Gorgeous Grunge, Rose Wonder
Ink: Crumb Cake, Dapper Denim, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry
Paper: Crumb Cake, Thick Whisper White
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, retired Pearls, Dimensionals