First, I used VersaMark Ink to stamp the “At the Beach Border” on a piece of sand-colored cardstock and also on a piece of light blue colored cardstock. I embossed the image with clear embossing powder.
I fussy cut along the border of the “sand”. Then I carefully glued the sand cardstock right on top of the blue cardstock, lining up the stamped image perfectly.
I used colored pencils and a white gel pen to color in the little umbrellas and a few of the little beach towels. I also added a little color to a few of the people’s clothes. Then, I used VersaMark Ink again to stamp over top of the whole beach scene with the “Enough” stamp. This time, I used a fine black embossing powder instead of a clear powder.
The crazy thing is that because the sand-colored cardstock was glued over top of the blue, the sandy beach part was “raised up” a little bit. And because it was raised up a bit, I had a bit of an issue when I stamped the chairs over top. The VersaMark Ink on the left chair stuck to the “raised up” people on the sand background, but it didn’t stick to the blue water NEXT TO the people. I did not realize this until I sprinkled on the powder.
Easy fix, right? Except that before I re-inked the blue space showing through the chair, I stopped and looked at it for a minute. It actually looked kind of cool… like I had done it on purpose. So I left it that way.
I die cut the beach scene card panel with the Label Rectangle Stitched Die from Creek Bank Creations and also die cut a slightly larger white panel with the next largest die from the set. After adding a little tea dye ink to the edges, I mounted the whole thing on a piece of patterned paper by Echo Park and added a few fussy-cut beach balls from the same collection.