Monday, June 24, 2013

Summer Fun Card

I hope my faithful readers you have not given up on me. I am finally moved although it will take me some time to unpack and find things.

 I played last week with my stamping gear but decided since I'm co-host over at Silhouette Plus for the card challenge that I better make a card. This month the theme is beach and with Summer officially beginning last Friday what better time. This is my entry for the challenge.
Except for the wave the images were stickers that I scanned in. Sorry I don't remember who made the stickers. I turned them into print and cut.. For the beach ball I added Dimensional Magic and with the tip blended some of the dots together near the bottom to look like water. Normally I would pop any bubbles but this time I left the bubbles in as I thought it made for more realistic water droplets.

Although the wave was colored since I made everything print and cut I went ahead and used my metallic blue watercolor paint and then sprinkled some sea salt on the wave.

I used a couple of blue metallic chalks for the sky with a cosmetic puff since I couldn't find my cotton balls.

For the sand I used metallic watercolor paints. Sprinkled sea salt over the wet paint. Then used a wet brush with more paint over the salt. The water dissolved the salt in some places and I think made for more realistic looking sand. I discovered my glue was not going to hold as it picked up the salt. I ended up using some strong double sided tape to adhere things down.

Happy Summer! I hope you are enjoying beautiful summer weather. Alas I thought I was escaping the rain but it has been raining almost every day since I moved. My dogs though feel right at home and are enjoying our walks.

I'm not sure what I will do next. I would like to try some of the techniques from the Technique Junkies newsletter. I also need to make a card for the card challenge I'll be hosting in July.

Thank you for dropping by and leaving comments. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. Myoriah
    Cool techniques that you use.
    I am amazed that you are crafting; what with the move and finding your way around a new town and all.

  2. Glad to see you back in the saddle. Love what you did. So many elements. It must take forever to make these cards because so much effort goes into them. The salt sounds intriguing.

  3. So glad your move is done. What a huge job...huh? Love your card and all the fun summery pieces you added.


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