Here’s my card for this week’s Waltzingmouse Stamps sketch challenge. It’s a little out of season, but I’m not quite ready to put away the summery My Island stamp set just yet.
I created a sunny beach scene for my focal image. The background panel was stamped with yellow ink. I stamped the sand/ground in brown at the bottom and the sun rays in orange right over the yellow panel. The white around the edges of the panel looked a little too bright to me, so I inked along the edges with some distress ink to soften it a bit. The image is layered on an aqua mat, then on a kraft panel with distressed edges.
I used an aqua and orange dotted patterned paper to cover most of the kraft card base. After attaching the image panel at the center of the card, I wrapped some twine around the top of the card, anchoring it with a bow, and added a trio of orange-y twine-threaded buttons along the bottom.
My Island stamp set (Waltzingmouse Stamps); Aqua Mist and Kraft cardstock, Summer Sunrise buttons, natural twine (Papertrey Ink); Whisper White cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Rich Cocoa, Desert Sand, Cantaloupe, and Tangelo inks (Tsukineko); Tea Dye distress ink (Ranger); Mabel-"Joy" Woodgrain designer paper (My Mind's Eye)