Friday, June 9, 2017

By The Seashore

We just got back from the being at the beach for a few days and I miss it already!  The weather was beautiful and I just loved walking along the shore, picking up shells and watching a few dolphins playing in the ocean!  Having grown up on the east coast, my weekends were spent at the beach.  Now being landlocked for so many years, I'd forgotten how utterly relaxing and peaceful I feel at the shore...think I have a new retirement plan!

This card was really fun to make using several Reverse Confetti products!  For the background, I smooched Iced Aqua and Lime Green ink on my mat, mixed in embossing paste and layered the mixture over the Leaf Lattice Stencil and sponge dabbed some Iced Aqua ink around.  Before it dried, I sprinkled some sand over the base that I picked up on the beach!  I cut cork using the Scalloped Tag Layer Confetti Cuts.  The Sand Dollar Confetti Cuts was cut from Cloud White cardstock which I used distressed oxide inks to add color and then gold embossed the center cut piece.  The sentiment from Simply Sentiments was gold embossed on Midnight cardstock.  To finish, I added some rope and gold sequins then layered the base on Midnight and Aqua cardstock.

Thanks to these challenges for the inspiration and letting me share:



  1. This background is gorgeous! Love it and the perfect summer card. Beautiful job!

  2. I love the blue, brown and gold! Your card reminds me of the peaceful beach! Lovely!

  3. What a fantastic card! The colors and the design are awesome!!! We have been at N. Mytle Beach this week and have to go home tomorrow! I'm so sad!!! It's my happy place!

  4. This just takes me to the beach-love the colors and the dies you used! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's summer fun challenge!

  5. Great to see you here, Kathy! Your card is amazing; love your technique and all the texture it creates! Thanks for sharing with us over at Cut It Up!

  6. That's a really cool card, Kathy, and sounds like a very relaxing vacation. I love listening to waves crash on the shore. Your card captures it perfectly!

    Thanks for sharing with us for our Summer School challenge at Cut it Up! We love when you come to visit!


  7. I like how you made this beautiful card! She really breathes the sea and relaxation!
    Thank you so much for playing with us at House of Cards !
    Good luck!
    Rosi x

  8. Got to love this beachy card. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  9. I love the textures on this, Kathy. What a fun card. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us.
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  10. What a wonderful project! Love all the detail! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Mix It Up Challenge Blog's "Anything Goes + Stamping" challenge!
    Leslie, MIUCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2
    Love To Scrap!