That's what everyone here in New England is asking - we have a hot humid day and then we are putting the blankets back on the bed and turning the heat on!?!
Well - summer is here on my card today!
I water colored the background on water color paper - first brushing over the panel with water and then adding watercolor paint with a wet brush - tan for the sand - dark blue for the ocean waves and lighter blue for the sky. I added this cute little layered die cut umbrella - popping the top up on foam dots and this lovely seaside sentiment. I used a new embossing folder I just purchased called Level Curves. I thought it looked like a few things - a topography map, snail marks in the sand - and/or marks in the sand underwater after the waves have gone by! Anyway, I thought it added nice CAS texture in white!
I'm linking my seaside card to:
Splitcoaststampers - Inspiration Challenge
I was inspired by the photo on the bottom - from Caron's Beach Website
Do not use patterned paper - and use a die cut
Use a die cutting machine - I used my Vagabond to cut my umbrella die.
Stamps: Crafty Individuals # C1-278
Paper: watercolor paper - Canson, White and Hawaiian Shores - PTI
Ink: Hero Hues Black
Accessories: watercolor paints, brush, water, Beach Umbrella Die - Taylored Expressions, Level Curves Embossing Folder - Alexandra Renke