This week we want you to throw in
'A'nything you want, a
'B'ugaboo image, and
I decided to use one of my old favorite characters, a Fancy SunBonnet - Beach image.
This card uses lots and lots of supplies, and I know you'll all be scratching your head at me when you see just how many! lol! It actually made me use two cutting machines, tons of different papers, ink, embossing folders....wow! I must have been on a creative roll! lol!
To start, I used my Cricut (gasp! I did WHAT?!). Yep - busted out 'Ol' Dusty' for this one. lol! I used the Life's a Beach cartridge to create the card base, and I also cut two of the umbrellas, one in yellow, one in red, to add some color to the card cut. I created a frame for around the cut in eCAL, and used my eClips to cut the flip flops and frame.
My sun in the corner is cut using a circle punch on the corner of some glitter paper,
then I fussy cut the sun rays.
My "sand" is punched with an EK Success edge punch, run through my Big Shot with a "Mesh" Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, inked for added dimension, then layered (one in front of the frame, one behind on the inside of the card for some depth). The light blue paper is glued to the inside of the card. I fussy cut my image, and I used pop dots behind the head and shovel, then glue on the body. There is more layering here than it looks like in this photo, and I didn't wat her to be cocked backward when I applied her over so many layer edges. My flip flops are decorated with flowers that were punched from a Tonic punch, then I added some tiny rhinestones to the flower centers. My sentiment was typed up in Photoshop.
If you look in the lower right corner, there is a tiny seashell, this was punched from a $1 Studio G punch I picked up at AC Moore. I did some fine line detailing around the umbrella layers using a tone-on-tone approach - I didn't want the pieces of the umbrella to stand out more than the rest of the card elements, so I avoided black.
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AC Card Stock
MME Card Stock
Miscellaneous DP from stash
Life's a Beach Cartridge
SVG by Me
Stampin Up - 1" Circle Punch
EK Success - Scalloped Edge Punch
Tonic - Tiny Flower Punch
Studio G - Tiny Seashell Punch
Cuttlebug - Mesh Embossing Folder
Stampin Up Ink - Sahara Sand
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