Friday, June 21, 2013

FWF Friday at Unity - Sun Sand and Sea

Happy Friday everyone! I don't know about you, but I'm ready for the weekend to begin. We're having a yard sale this Saturday and Sunday (all you local followers, stop by!) and the weather is set to be GORGEOUS! Oh, and hey, happy first day of summer!

I don't know about you, but when I think of summer I think of the beach. So when I saw Unity's beach stamps, they had to be mine. Bonus: no surfboards or palm trees, YAY!! That's become a pet peeve of mine lately, too many companies including those in paper packs and embellishments. Please people, I live in the Northeast. We don't have palm trees at our beaches!


This card started off with white cardstock...before I went to town with my Distress Inks. :) Tea Dye, Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Bundled Sage created the perfect balance of sand and sea. Then I broke out my new Perfect Pearls and Perfect Pearls Mists that I found at Michael's, on clearance, and I had a coupon. Woot! I used Bronze for the seashell frame, then stamped the sentiment with SU Midnight Muse.


 The seashells were stamped on ivory cardstock I had in my stash with CTMH Bamboo, then the edges were inked with Distress Stain in Frayed Burlap.


 Before I put all the layers together, I spritzed the base card with the Perfect Pearls Mist in Cappuccino and my "ocean" got a spray of Perfect Pearl. Then everything was attached and I popped up the starfish for some added height.
Yes, those are my fingers...no, I don't have a manicure. I'm sure that breaks a rule somewhere...LOL
The result? A pretty, shimmery, beachy card that glitters and glows without the use of glitter. My husband was impressed. LOL
Look at that sparkle! Yowza!
 
Finished card

Now I'm off to dream of the beach...I'm linking up to Unity FWF.

Happy Crafting!

21 comments:

  1. WOW, this is BEAUTIFUL! I love the pretty blue.

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  2. so soft and lovely. the distressing looks great!
    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.com

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  3. What a fun card! Love the starfish and the sentiment

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  4. The beaches where I come from have palm trees lol. And other trees too :) I love your shimmery cards. Has a warm beachy "glow" to it.

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  5. what a cool ocean card and fun for a young kid.

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  6. No beaches in AZ at all but this makes me want to return to some I've been to. Lovely card.

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  7. Very cool! Love the shimmer without glitter. I detest glitter, LOL.

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  8. Stunning Jen..loving the background..psssst we don`t have palm trees here in Scotland and it`s usually grey days with the day or two of sunshine thrown in,lol.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs
    Tracy
    xoxox

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  9. So pretty! Love the background you created! Love the shimmer! TFS

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  10. Love the background, fantastic card

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  11. Great beach card-the perfect pearls are awesome!

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  12. Loved your post. Learned about beaches witoutt palmtrees (not familiar to me in Puerto Rico), learned that husbands usually love our work, loved your card. TFS.

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  13. Such a great card for Summer, I am loving the added seashells and starfish.

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  14. Lovely card! Makes me wish I were at the beach!

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  15. So pretty! Love all the shimmer! I live in NJ at the shore so I am with you on the no palm trees!

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  16. Wonderful card! I have no beach, no palm trees but I do have sea shells.

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  17. I'll dream of the beach right along with you! Love the sparkle of this!

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  18. Gorgeous summer design. Love how the seashells stand out on this. :)

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