Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Life is better in flip flops

So after 3 very quiet days, the boys are back home and my peace is shattered! I have missed them,  of course, but it has been lovely to have lots of time to play in the craft room.

Today's card is perfect for the wonderful weather we are having at the moment and sees me using lots of products I've had for a while but never used.

I began by stamping a Crafters Companion Verity Rose Sunbeam stamp on to Neenah card using Memento ink. I coloured her with Spectrum Noir markers:
Skin FS2 FS3 FS4 CR2
Clothes BT1 BT2 BT4 CT1 CT2 CT4 CR7 CR8 DR1
Hair and shell TN1 EB1 EB2

I used Trimcraft First Edition Sail Away papers, backed onto Kraft card, and edged with Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink. I added a little twine to add to the seaside feel.

I used First Edition Beach dies to cut a starfish and shells. I coloured the starfish with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle marker in Sand Dune. I wanted to try to achieve a shell texture for the shells so painted them using Liquid Pearls in Bronze and a wet paint brush. This gave a lovely sheen. 

The sentiment stamp is from the Verity Rose set and has been stamped using Versafine ink. I think it's a great sentiment although I actually hate flip flops!

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Thanks for visiting today and for your lovely comments x


  1. A wonderful card Cathy. The image and papers are fabulous. The effect on the shells is wonderful. I'm with you on the flip flops xx

  2. This is gorgeous Cathy, love the sweet image and great sentiment too.
    Linda xxx

  3. Hi Cathy this is a gorgeous card the image is beautiful and I love the shells. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Great makes since my last visit Cathy! Just flying by to say hi before we head off in to town to take in some more of the Edinburgh Festival & Fringe! The weather has been kind to us so far this week!
    For the record, I'm not a filip flop fan either! I want to be but I find them sooooo very uncomfortable! lol
    Hope all is well with you!
    Dawn xx

  5. This is a gorgeous card Cathy and is perfect for the weather we are having at the moment. (I don't like flipflops either.) It is also perfect for our challenge at Fantasy Stampers, thank you so much for joining us.
    Crafty hugs

  6. Super holiday scene, just the thing for our latest challenge at Fantasy Stampers. Thanks for linking up. :)

  7. What a great card, thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Challenge for our ‘Use a Digi or Stamp’ Challenge, hope to see you again. Emma DT x