I think the heat outside got me in the mood of making summer-beach-sea inspired cards, trying to cool out at least visually if not physically:)) Today’s card is inspired by those lovely colored summer bracelets that we can find at beach vendors while in vacation:)
I used the Sail Away stamp and die set from Simon Says to stamp a bunch of starfish that I then colored with my Marco Raffiné coloring pencils. I so love the colors of these pencils, so bright and cheerful! I know these pencils are not water based, but a couple of days ago while I was playing around coloring, I just added a bit of water and noticed that the color moved a bit. So I did the same for my card today, but instead of water I used my Wink of Stella in clear. This way I could smooth out those pencils strokes and also add some sparkle:)
Next I die cut a circle and adhered it on the side of my card. With a bit of twine I traced the circle all around to create the look of a bracelets, or a necklace, or even a summer wreath. I just used liquid glue for that. Once the glue on the twine was dry, I adhered my starfish die cuts leaving a bit of a space between them. To embellish my ”bracelet” a bit more, I added white pearls in between each of the starfish. Lat thing, I created the sentiment (twice!) and my card was done!
I really love how this card came out, I believe you can recreate this layout with so many other type of dies, like hearts, circles, stars. Very easy and quick to make:)
The how-to video is linked below or you can watch it HERE at my YouTube channel. I am entering my card in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, Flora and Fauna!
You can find all the supplies listed below! If you have any question, just ask, would lvoe to hear from you!:)
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