Saturday, August 25, 2012

Life is a Beach

I am continuing with the beach theme. I love this sentiment, life really is a beach here in So. Cal. I live within 15-20 minutes of about 10 beaches I can pick and choose from and they are all beautiful. I stamped the seashells onto the crumb cake cardstock to create a beach background. I ran it through my Cuttlebug for some texture. I cut the cardstocks out using Nestabilities' dies and MFT's oval doily die-namic. I colored in the sandcastle using Copics and I sponged the edges of all the cardstocks with a light brown ink.

This is my inspiration graphic.

I am linking to the following:
FOSTV - summer
Daring Cardmakers - sun, sea & sand
CR84FN - color challenge (aqua, tan, cream)

Stamps: SS
Papers: SU, Bazzill
Inks: CTMH, Copics
Accessories: MFT (oval doily die), Nestabilities, Provo Craft
Embellishments: CTMH, thread


Helen Berry said...

Kim this is beautiful! You are so lucky to live in such close range to so many beaches! Love the stamped and embossed background and the pretty corner scrolls and the lovely sandcastle image ;)

stampingbowd said...

Wow! So beautiful!!!! Gorgeous soft colors and pretty image! I love the corners!!! Thanks for playing along with us at FOSTV!

BlueCat said...

Beautiful card!

Rika said...

Pretty card, wonderful image.
thanks for playing!

Deborah Frings said...

What a super card. I really like the subtle background stamping and sweet sandcastle image. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

And I agree that you have some of the most wonderful beaches in California!

Gez Butterworth said...

Your card is just wonderful. Thank you for joining the latest dare over at the Daring Cardmakers this week. Gez

Janine said...

Such a beautiful card - thank you for playing along with our beach theme at FOSTV.

Mona Pendleton said...

Kim, this card is gorgeous! I love the beautifully colored sand castle and the sweet sentiment tag! The embossed background adds such awesome texture! Thanks so much for joining along with CR84FN :)

Kate said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along at FOSTV.

Shannon White said...

Wow Kim! this is Fabulous!! Love your Pretty Sandcastle and the Wonderful stamped embossed BG you created too! You are so lucky to be so close to the So-Cal Beaches! I am a bit further inland now, near Pasadena, but used to live close to Santa Monica.. I sure miss it! lol...So glad you could join us at CR84FN! 8-)


Benzi said...

Kim, great beach theme card. You lucky girl living so close to the beaches
Thanks for joining us at FOSTV this week.

Pauline said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the sandcastle image, and a perfect take on our colours this week!
Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

Zuzana Obert said...

Adorable card!I love every part of it. Thanks for sharing with DCM this week.

Zuz. x x