Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Ahhhh... Paradise Found

Hi, everyone.

Today's card was inspired by the current Cards in Envy Toes in the Sand challenge and a few Pinterest cards featuring this season's Stampin' Up! work of art stamp set.

various Distress Inks blended with Ranger tool on watercolor paper
sun and palm tree: SU work of art stamp set
sentiment: Lawn Fawn's life is good stamp set in DI walnut stain
Recollections foam adhesive squares; Ranger distress tool

This was actually attempt #2, and I'm pretty pleased with the result. Love the sun and "rays" melting into the sky. And, I'm pretty pleased with the palm tree.  :)

I used cut cardstock, one edge slightly rounded and the other edge a straight-line cut to create the shoreline and ocean horizon. I chose to keep the horizon a clean line, while rubbing in a downward motion to create the shoreline effect.

The palm tree leaves, trunk, and coconuts were stamped (using the SU work of art stamp set) on a separate piece of watercolor paper, fussy cut, and paper pieced. I cut small pieces from either side of the trunk to create a rougher-looking trunk.

This SU stamp set is FABULOUS -- just so amazingly versatile! I've used it for an abstract thank you card background, American flags, an artsy flower, and now this beach scene. Whoever designed this set is a genius. 

Parting Thoughts

Words 2 Scrap By is accepting cards for our From Darkness to Light education-related challenge. Cards can be linked up until August 21.

Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. Sybrina, Such a creative idea to come up with using an art stamp set. Love beach scene just perfect for Cards in Envy "Toes in the Sand" Challenge. We appreciate you entering your card this week and would love to see more of what you have to offer in our next challenge. Take care. Kathy

  2. What a nice relaxing scene. It turned out really nice. Thanks for playing along with us at Cards in Envy.

  3. Love how you did the background! This is a fabulous beach card! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  4. I love how you used that stamp set to create your beach scene! Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy. :)

  5. Hi Sybrina! Very cool beach scene - I especially love how you did that palm tree! Thanks for entering the Cards in Envy Challenge!! :-)

  6. sooo pretty, that looks relaxing!!! thanks sooo much for playing along with Cards in Envy!!!

  7. This is so creative and Beachy! It reminds me of Hawaii! Love the colors and the palm tree! Thank so much for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  8. So pretty and relaxing! Thanks for playing along with us at Cards In Envy!