I am so happy to be on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog with a real summer card! I have some tips along so make sure to read till the end!
To build the scene I used the Frames and Flags die set to cut the rounded rectangle from white cardstock. I used Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink to add a bit of colour in the middle to be the sky. Then I used the Sea Border dies to cut the waves from blue cardstock and the sand from kraft cardstock. I used again Distress Oxide inks to give some shading and some splatters: Saly Ocean for the sea and Antique Linen / Walnut Stain to the sandy beach. On the latter I also added some dots with a white gel pen: it is more controlled and whiter than diluted acrylic paint for me.
The sentiment I decided to incorporate in the scene, so I used the Sky scene builder set to cut the sun from yellow cardstock and vellum for the clouds which I adhered to Stick-it double sided adhesive sheets beforehand. In this way the whole cloud was covered with Stick-it like a transparent sticker.
I used black Staz-on Pigment Ink to stamp the sentiment on the vellum, it gives a really crisp result and stays permanent. After assembling the background I popped up the surfing kitty with 3D foam squares and drew a few flying birds on the sky.
I found the perfect patterned paper in the Doodlebug Designs Fun in the sun paper pad and cut it down with the Framewoks postage stamp die – my all time favourite. The card base is made from simple heavy weight white cardstock. As a finishing touch I added clear shimmer and glossy accents to the hibiscus flowers on the board.
I hope you enjoyed my card today and will come back soon for more inspiration!