Friday, May 23, 2014

A Shore Match


Today I'm posting a card I made last night for my friend's wedding tomorrow which is also in the theme of Distress which is the Lawnscaping Challenge this week. I haven't played along with them in forever and this one just fit perfectly.

I'm not drawn to 'cute' things so much, but when it comes to Lawn Fawn's Critters sets, I want one of each! This card uses the Critters by the Sea set and individual letters from the phrases on various other critter sets.

I started the card by stamping the little crab and then mirroring his friend next to him with Memento Tuxedo Black Dye ink. I tried the technique many times with many different inks and found that Memento stayed wet the longest to ink the stamp, then stamp it on a solid stamp and then onto the card. I had to use and XS Pitt Artist Pen to fill in the lighter areas of the little guy but it works pretty well.

Then came the distress! I die cut a cloud and it's negative and varied the placement of both along the skyline to make the puffy rolling clouds with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. Then i cut a half circle and used Antique Linen ink to make the sand. Then I grabbed my Copics and colored the two crabs and used the brush point to make lots of dots to add texture to the sandy beach.

Finally, I die cut a little heart, painted it, and added glossy accents and cut the banner and used a Distress Marker in Black Soot to ink up each letter to stamp out the message.

I hope you like it!!



  1. This is so cute. I love how the stamp is reversed. And the saying is perfect.

  2. What a darling little seaside scene! Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

  3. So CUTE! Love your sandhill too! Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping! / Karin

  4. Aww, this is adorable!! Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping!! :)

  5. Thanks so much for all your very kind compliments! :)