Wishing You Sunshine

I made this card recently for a former coworker who is moving to a beautiful home on the West coast.

I cut the "ocean" waves with my Cricut, using my Gypsy to weld a rectangle (Plantin Schoolbook) to the original wave strip (Life is a Beach). My original plan started by embossing the "ocean" waves with the D'vine Swirl embossing folder and then heat embossing Kaleidoscope powder on the ridges... It didn't turn out very well since the Versamark pad inked the valleys as well as the ridges. So I flipped the waves over and used the debossed side, using a Sakura Stardust gel pen to fill in the depressions and create glimmery water.

I embossed the clouds with the same folder as the water, leaving the embossed side up. The sun was stamped and cut out and then covered in Crackle Accents.

I meant to impress the sky with the Canvas impression plate but forgot. :(

Thanks for stopping by!

{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening, Stamper's Select
  • Stamps: Up, Up and Away (sun and cloud), Scattered Showers (sentiment)
  • Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
  • Cricut Cartridges (Provo Craft): Plantin Schoolbook, Life is a Beach
  • Dies: Cloud 1 and 2
  • Other Tools: Crackle Accents (Ranger), Stardust gel pen (Sakura)


Lynn said...

Ohh...what a great idea for those waves...I love them! The crackle accents make them pop!

Elaine said...

I love this card, especially the use of the embossing folders to get texture to the sampes.

Merry said...

A wonderful card Dana...so love the waves.

Sabrina said...

Great waves Dana! Very creative.