Friday, July 27, 2018

Dies R Us Inspiration - Life is Better at the Beach

Hello All!
Today I'm filling in for DT member Felicita over on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog!
Wow!  Here we are at the end of July already ... where is summer going?
Never fear, there is still time to hit the beaches and soak up those rays!  LOL
And, that is what my card is all about today!

 Oh yes!  
I'm not a big sun worshiper but I do love listening to the waves crashing against the shore and getting my feet wet as I walk along the surf!

I'm so happy with this card ... here's a peek at it's creation.

First I pulled all my pieces together ... creating my 'water' background first using watercolor paper and Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink  ... Salty Ocean.

I then die cut the Memory Box 'Oceana Corner' from white card stock and proceeded to color in the fish/shells for a touch of color.

And, of course there are two things you need when heading for the beach ... swim wear & flip flops!  I just love the new Cheery Lynn Designs Flip Flops & Board Shorts die set ... are those flip flops cute or what!!!!  LOL
 Cheery Lynn Designs - Flip Flops & Board Shorts
I spotted this scrap piece of designer paper and thought it would be perfect for the shorts.  
What do you think?  
 There is a bow for the shorts that cuts out on the die, but I thought I would add a little more dimension and texture by using a piece of baker's twine and tie my own bow.  I also popped the shorts up using Thermoweb 3d Foam Squares.

 All that was missing was my sentiment and this Impression Obsession sentiment die was PERFECT!!
 I hope you've enjoyed what I've shared today!

Challenges to share in:
Crafteezee Challenge - Summer
Art Impressions Challenge #237 - Summer Vibes
Star Stampz Challenge - Summer is Here
Cards in Envy Challenge - On the Beach
Dream Valley Challenge #182 - All Things Bright & Beautiful

Don't forget to come join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.
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Thanks so much for stopping by today!
As always . . .


Donna Phelan said...

So True! I love that die cut sentiment, your beautiful background, those jams and the sea life dies. So FUN!!!

scrAPpamondo said...

Such wonderful card!!! Pinned!
I agree with you, surely life is better at the beach (and on vacation...!LOL) The sound of waves is as a lullaby! :)

Sherri Thacker said...

I love that corner die you used and I love your background!! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is an amazingly wonderful card. I love the corner die and those flip flops and shorts are perfect for a beach card.

Conniecrafter said...

Great summer time card, terrific background and I just love the patterned paper you used for the swim trunks, so fun!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh, those shorts! Ha! The paper is perfect for them!! Fantastic watery background you made, too!

Crystal Schneider said...

Your card is so fun. I love the pattern on the shorts. I really want to go to the beach now. Thanks for playing along with the challenge at Art Impressions.

Toni said...

perfectly beachy and so full of summer! thanks for joining us at CIE!