The colors of Pool Party, Crumb Cake and Baked Brown Sugar seemed fitting for my beachy look. The sea critters were stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock with Baked Brown Sugar ink. I sponged the edges of each piece then spattered them with Baked Brown Sugar ink and my AquaPainter filled with alcohol.
The Pool Party layer (5-1/4" X 4") was run through the Big Shot with the Chevron Embossing Folder. I placed the paper in the embossing folder so the chevrons would go horizontal rather than vertical and which gave a flat border at the top and bottom; I like that look a lot! I also splattered this layer with Baked Brown Sugar (more diluted than before for a softer look) and Pool Party inks. That gives such nice visual texture.
Here again is the Create with Connie and Mary Sketch Challenge 263 for this week:
Stamps: By the Seashore, Sweet Essentials
Inks: Baked Brown Sugar, Pool Party
Cardstock: Pool Party, Baked Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Linen Thread, Subtles Designer Buttons, Basic Pearls, Chevron TIEF, Stampin' Sponge, 1/2" Circle Punch, AquaPainter, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Corner Rounder Punch.
Be sure to check out the other CCMC Challenge Team's cards.. those girls can STAMP!! And now it is your turn to create! Stamp up a card using this sketch and the CCM guidelines on their blog then upload it! Be sure and link it to where you've posted your card online so we can all come see it and leave you a comment too!!
BTW, I cut my Crumb Cake strips 1" wide then 3-1/4" and 1-1/4" height for the left column and 1-1/8" and 3-3/8" height for the right column. Hope this will help you get started.
Thanks for visiting! Now go forth and create! : )