Papercraft Star and One Layer Wednesday [hosted by Karen this week], had basically the same challenge; beach. That would be one of my favorite themes so naturally, I jumped right in!
I used Shari Carroll's water color technique. I just love the end results. You swipe your stamp pads on a craft sheet [mine is Tim Holtz], spritz with water, and "walk" your stamps through the ink, and finally, stamp on to your card. I find this muted effect very appealing. Anyway, let this dry, and then stamp the sentiment. I used Hero Arts Live Life.
For my 2nd card, I am playing in Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch. I adore this type of sketch layout. Also, I get to use some of my Stampin Up stamps!
I like these dual stamp images from Petal Prints and, I am happy to report that I am getting better at using my stamp positioner. Considering I have had this tool for probably 12 years, I think that's a good thing. I really un-layered the sketch, but I still followed it~
That's it for me today.
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