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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

You're Swell beach scene Card

Created this beach scene with dies, ink splattering & stamps. Hand tore the beach sand scrapbook paper for more realistic & a layered look.

     Supplies List 

Glossy accents: added to water, birds & crabs

ink: VersaFine Onyx Black

machine: Sizzix BIGkick

Memory Box: die - Oceana Border

paper: cardstock -  blue, grey, Kraft   scrapbook - beach sand, water

Paper Smooches: stamp/die - Surf & Turf/Surf & Turf Icons

Tim Holtz: cardstock - Kraft Core Shattered - brown, red
   Distress Crayons - mustard seed, spiced marmalade
   ink spray - Ranger dylusions London Blue

tool:  MISTI  

Entering this into the following challenge(s):

8/6   Simon Stamp Mon   Ch Food and/or Drink        5E(#3)   7/31
   food - one of my fav seafood is crab

8/8  Mod Squad Ch   The Wings the Thing   3E(#1)  8/2
8/8   Simon Says Stamp Wed   Ch Splatter It     5E(#1)   8/2

8/16   Paper Smooches Guest Des Search Sept  UE  8/3

8/17   Dies R Us   Ch78 Summertime Fun     mustuse1metaldiesoldatstore   3E(#1) 8/1

8/28   Paper Smooches    July/Aug Ch Anything Goes    UE   8/1

8/30   Memory Box   Ch27 Go with the Flow/Water Theme  1E(#1)   8/1

Challenge icons

8/31   Crafty Hazelnuts Ch Patterned Paper    Aug 2017   UE  8/1
8/31   DLART Aug Linky Ch   1Eperday   8/1


  1. Oh wow, such great texture here. The little crabs and birds are just darling, as is your greeting! Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at The Mod Squad!
    Judy~ Challenge Host
    {Judy's Happy Place}

    1. Would have photographed the card outside but it rained today here in Central TX. Aug is usually the hottest time of the Summer here but we have been lucky to have some cool days with rain as well.
      "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. I like the sand on this card - great job

    1. Hand tearing the sand scrapbook paper was the easy part of this. Splaterring/Spraying the ink was the hard part and when the rain stopped this morning I did that outside.
      "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. Super fun summertime card, I love the use of the scrapbook sandpaper and have done that myself at times with the real thing, it just adds so much nice texture! Thank you for joining us at our Dies R us challenge.
    Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

  4. Such a wonderful beach scene. Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope to see more of your designs in future challenges.
    DRU DT

  5. beautiful layered card! love the realistic mood! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

  6. Fabulous card Melissa! The scene you've created is super cute.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  7. Cute use of our border die. Thank you so much for participating in this month's challenge!