To create this card I stamped the water squiggles multiple times, starting around the middle of the card and stamping down, then making the very last image lighter by not inking the stamp again. Then I sponged some Crumb Cake on the bottom for the sand, and stamped some leaves (from Rooted In Nature) in Old Olive. The matching Lakeside Dies make it so easy to stamp, cut and colour the sailboats and the bird (which I am calling a flamingo). There is even a die for the sun!
I used the 1-3/8" scallop circle punch to punch out one end of the sentiment piece. I just love this sentiment from the Cake Soiree stamp set.
A few rhinestones add bling to the water to make it look like the sun is shining on it. The sky and behind the stamped water squiggles has Pool Party ink brayered onto it. I used the Dark Pineapple Punch Blends to colour in the sun, then added Wink of Stella over the top. The Flamingo is coloured with the Light Lovely Lipstick Blends, then I used the Colour Lifter to highlight a few places. The sailboats are coloured with a Real Red Stampin' Write Marker. The Stampin' Blends are made to bleed slightly to allow blending, and I didn't want that because of the small areas on the boats, so I chose to use the Stampin' Write Marker which has water based ink and does not bleed.
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