Beach Theme Cards

I am finally beginning to settle back into a routine after a week long vacation.  This was the first vacation my husband I have taken which was longer than 3 nights or not going to visit family since our honeymoon 15 years ago.  Needless to say this was long overdue!!!  We went to Antigua WI and spent our days on the beach and by the pool ~ it was heaven.  While we were there we meet a fun couple from North Carolina.  We ended up having dinner and drinks a couple nights.  So I wanted to make sure we stayed in touch so I though I would design a card for them.

I have been wanting to play around with the Treasured Friendship C1594 stamp set and now I had the perfect occasion to do so.  I got to thinking that I could create the sand look by doing the background using the Boken technique and then stamp the shells on top.  I LOVE the way this turned out.

Treasured Friendship ~ Boken ~ seashells ~ catscrapbooking.comI used Champagne, Cashmere, Saddle and Whisper inks on a piece of Colonial White cardstock.  I applied the inks in a random pattern using a sponge.  I then used Colonial White ink to create the Boken technique. I then came back and stamped the shells using pigment inks ~ Chocolate, Sorbet and Saddle.  I matted the Colonial White cardstock on Sorbet cardstock before adhering to card base.  I added a few of the sequins from the Ocean collection.  I did use another shell and the sentiment “friends are like shellshells, you pick them up along the way” on the inside. To create the extra stippling at the bottom of the card I used a splatter stamp stamp set from my stash.  This card definitely feel beach like to me.

Happy Crafting!

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