I hope you will join me today in wishing my husband a very, very happy birthday. When I asked him what he wanted he just shrugged his shoulders and said "I don't know". So without any suggestions I decided to give him an Amazon gift card. I think we are at the point in our lives where we have everything we need. Tonight we will enjoy a romantic dinner for two followed by cake. Here's to another year of good health and happiness!
This is the Stampscapes card I created for him. On a piece of glossy white paper, I stamped the images in StazOn Black and then masked off the sky with a Post-It note. The water was sponged in Ballet Blue, Brocade Blue and Night of Navy. Sand was created using Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake and Close to Cocoa. The rocks were colored with Going Gray and Basic Gray.
Next, I removed the Post-It and sponged the sky in Bordering Blue and Brilliance Pearlescent Ice. I wanted the sky to have a little bit of a gray hue to it.
Happy Birthday was stamped inside with Early Espresso ink and embossed with clear embossing powder and a heat gun.
I adhered the image to a piece of Buckaroo Blue and mounted it onto a Desert Storm card. Antique Lace Shimmerz Paint was applied to the sand and miniature seashells were added. I am joining Craft a Scene for their Beach Scenes - a bit of sand and water.
Stamps: Seaside Stampin' Ink Beach Stories & Beach Stories Too, Stampscapes Rocks & Grass, Sand Pattern & Tonal Applicator, Happy Birthday Sentiment by PSX
Paper: Desert Storm, Buckaroo Blue, Glossy White, Very Vanilla
Ink: Images - StazOn Black; Water - Ballet Blue, Brocade Blue, Night of Navy; Sand - Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Close to Cocoa; Rocks - Going Gray, Basic Gray; Sky - Bordering Blue, Brilliance Pearlescent Ice Blue; Sentiment - Early Espresso with Clear EP
Accessories: Antique Lace Shimmerz Paint, Miniature Seashells, Post-It Note, Spellbinders Labels Eight #5
Techniques: Sponging, Masking
Card Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")