Thursday, December 6, 2012


Here's my card for this week's Waltzingmouse sketch challenge.  The unseasonably warm weather (70's in December!) we had earlier this week served as my inspiration for this beachy themed design.

I used the large palm tree image from the My Island set for my focal image.  The backdrop for the tree is made with a combination of sponged distress inks for the sky and torn and inked kraft cardstock strips for the sand.  The tree stands out nicely stamped in bold black ink. 

I layered the image panel on a kraft card base, then added a felt cloud along with an orange button sun at the top left corner of the panel.  The set's "mahalo" sentiment is stamped on an orange strip and accented with a pair of copper brads.  And, now that the card's done, we're back to more seasonal, chilly weather, so I guess this will be the end of cards like this one for a while!

Materials Used:
My Island stamp set (Waltzingmouse Stamps); Versafine Onyx Black ink (Tsukineko); Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, and Salty Ocean distress inks (Ranger); Fresh Snow ink, Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Tempting Turquoise and Pumpkin Pie cardstock (Stampin' Up!); copper brads (Making Memories); corner rounder


  1. Fresh and no-christmas :) Finaly !! :) love it soooo much :) started dreaming about summer vacation ! grat colours and button is my favourite !!

  2. Lovely! It's been very warm here too - but I think the winter temps are back now. Love this warm and fun card!

  3. Lori... This is fabulous!! Perfect use of the images and sketch! Ahhhh....I just wish I was going on a tropical vaca!!

  4. Your sand dunes look REAL, Lori! Can't even tell you how happy I am to see a warm card right about now :) It was in the 60's and 70's earlier this week and we got spoiled...because it quickly dropped back to the 30's and I can't even take it, hee! Oh, and there's a button sun...big smile!!

  5. Lori, we are having the same kind of weather here! I love Christmas in California when I can still wear sandals. : )

    Adorable card for the warm season!


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