It’s hard to believe that it’s already August and that summer is flying by. Today’s card is inspired by summer and the ocean. I love the ocean and water. I live within 10 minutes of the ocean, and although I’m not much of a beach bum, I love going to the beach at the end of the day and watching the sunset over the waves.
I recently made this card for a Workshop I held. I used the a|s stamp set, Keep Swimmin; that you can see on my web shop.
The card base is size A2 (4 1/4″ b y 5 1″2″) and in Sugar. I cut a strip of Ocean cardstock to add a pop of color. I then stamped the sea grass slightly off center in Fern ink on a square of Sky cardstock. I briefly used the heat gun on it to set it and then stamped the school of fish in Cherry ink slightly on top of the grass. The bubbles are stamped in Ocean ink that I let dry and then I filled in with Crystal Clear Glaze to give them a touch of gloss and bubbles. How fun! You can also add a touch of glitter. The sentiment is also stamped in Ocean ink. I used Latte ink in slightly sweeping at the end of the Sky cardstock to create a bit of a “sand” effect. I used foam tape to pop up the Sky cardstock onto the Sugar card base. I hope you enjoy this little bit of a summertime card in August.
Just a reminder, that a week from today, A Muse Studio On the Road will be in Nashua, NH and Linda Hartwich the owner of A Muse Studio will be leading the workshop. I’m sharing the AS_Nashua_On the Road_August 2011 flyer for the Nashua, NH event and you can register through the link on my web site. I hope to see some of you there.