Jul 27, 2018

Life is Better at the Beach

Hello All and welcome back to the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog!
Darlene with you today filling in for DT member Felicita.
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!

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


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