I created the background by inking my acrylic block, then spritzing it with water before applying it the paper. It creates a great watercolor look. The blue was applied first, and the "sand" was created with a wavy block that overlapped the blue. Waves were then stamped on the water and I grabbed an embossing folder that I haven't used in quite a while for the clouds in the sky. The same embossing folder was used on the blue panel, but I used the debossed side for that shape.
I couldn't resist the phrase for the inside of the card. The beach ball was cute, and what better way to celebrate a birthday! I used a brad from my stash - gosh, I hardly use those any more. But because of that and the older embossing folder, I am entering this card in the "Shopping our Stash" challenge this week with a Sounds of the Sea theme.
Beach Life (D1691)
Lovely Day (B1462) - inside sentiment
Wonderful Words: Birthday (#2641 from Papertry Ink) - front sentiment
Kraft, White Daisy, Honey and Glacier cardstock
Glacier, Desert Sand, Chocolate, Lagoon, Black and Colonial White
Cloud embossing folder - Stampin' Up
Thin 3-D Mounting Tape
Nestabilities circle die
Papertrey Ink stitched circle frame die
Mojo Monday and Shopping Our Stash. There are so many great projects to inspire you.
Thanks for stopping by - and hope you have a great weekend!