Day at the Beach

For the last few days, I’ve sat down at my table to relax by making a card and I’ve been too tired to come up with anything. This is especially amazing because I have a pile of unused products that I’ve been desperate to use! So between starting the watercolouring on Day of the Beach last night and a hair cut this morning, I’ve finally managed to finish a card. It’s quite apposite since after the hair cut, my friend Julia and I went for pedicures. It wasn’t planned in advance so we ended up with those paper flip flops that the shop provides and mine were bright pink. Somehow I must’ve known!

Liz Bailey Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Day at the Beach - Paper Pumpkin January 2017 - Adoring Arrows

The Day at the Beach stamp set just cries out for watercoloring. I used the pencils and a blender pen on whisper white but it wasn’t giving me the look I wanted so I switched to watercolor paper and an aquapainter. Kept the pencils. If you haven’t tried these, you really must. They are wonderful to use. Here I was using daffodil delights, bermuda bay and melon mambo with a little basic black to add more color to the straps. I changed up my usual layout where the border of the main layer is even and had the watercolor paper extending the length of the card. I knew that I wanted to use a banner and this was a perfect time to use the awesome sentiment from this month’s paper pumpkin, Adoring Arrows.I used the triple banner punch to get my flag ends on the watercolor paper and also on my bermuda bay mat. I popped that up with dimensionals. And I can’t see that there’s anyone who should receive this card other than my amazing friend Julia.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project. Please use the hostess code to get free handmade cards; the current one is PNF6CKRH (if your order is over $150, don’t use the code, you get the rewards, but you still get the free cards from me). Click here to go to my online shop or here to join my team. To sign up for Paper Pumpkin, click here.

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