Thinking of the seashore can't make it this year

We have been going to Cape Cod every year for a summer vacation since 2002, and it was always a wonderful vacation.  We went with friends, and each of us in the family had a vacation buddy that loved to do the same things on vacation – my hubby hung out with Dave who loves to putter and go do stuff all the time, I hung out with Judy who loves to hang out and read on the beach and soak up the sun and beachy air, and Josh hung out with Dave and Judy's son who really just wanted to play video games and do other kid stuff.  It worked out perfectly!  Unfortunately this year we aren't able to go because the week conflicts with college orientation for our son (and we're feeling "college poor", too).  As we are approaching the day when we would normally head to the beach, I'm feeling more and more sad that we can't go this year.  I actually made this card a couple of weeks ago to hand out to my stampin' club gals for our swap in July.  I thought the timing was right to share it here since I'm thinking of the beach this week.

I also used an interesting technique called "thumping" when I stamped the beach images.  This is a really easy technique to do to create a multi-color image without lots of fussy coloring.  Here is how you do this technique:

  1. Ink the stamp with a light color of ink.
  2. Use the brush tip of a marker to dab color randomly around the stamp.  You can do this with multiple colors to create a more variegated look.
  3. Exhale on the stamp to re-moisten all of the ink and stamp as you normally would.

I used the following materials to make this card:

  • Stamps: By the Seashore, Language of Friendship
  • Cardstock: Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
  • Ink: Not Quite Navy, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, So Saffron
  • Markers: Primrose Petals, Not Quite Navy, More Mustard
  • Accessories: Tasteful Trim die, Fancy Fan embossing folder, Apothecary Accents Framelit, Color Spritz tool, Stampin' Dimensionals