So a really good friend (and fellow scrapper) of mine recently broke down and went on a cruise. She also likes to take pictures. While I was looking through them I noticed she commented on one she really liked but said it would’ve been better if there was a drink in it. You know the picture I am talking about…a shot of the ocean from your lounge chair where you just see feet, ocean and a cool refreshing drink! Well, that gave me the idea for her birthday card. I had been wanting to try this technique that I found on the Split coast Stampers website. Well, I changed it up a little to fit my needs. Here is my interpretation…
Cartridges used for this card:
Paper Dolls for Everyday - cloud
Forever Young - legs
George and Basic Shapes - sun
Life’s a Beach – flip flops
My Community - feet
Preserves - lemon
So I started with a 6 x 6 square card and a 5 ¾ x 5 ¾ layer in which I used chalk to create the sea and sky. I used my Gypsy to create all of my cuts. Once completed, I assembled the layers and chalked the vellum (cup) with red, orange and yellow, then added trimmed the top with a piece of ¼” wide Sticky Tape from PK Glitz and covered with PK Glitz Crystal glitter. I decorated the lemon slice using a glitter pen and chalk ink to give it a little pizzazz. I cut a straw down to a proportional size. I cut the legs down to the size I wanted and inked them, then inked the feet and glued them together. I then used Fruit Punch stickles to create the toenails. I then used my Crop-a-dile to punch three holes in the flip flops so I could feed the ribbon through and then I inserted the feet. I chalked the sun to the color I wanted and I laid the cloud cut outs down and chalked around them and then popped two of them off the paper. I used a scrap piece of tan cardstock for the sand and tore it, then ran it through the Zyron twice (once on each side). I put the card layers together and then added my cup and popped up the feet/flops. Once all pieces were in place I took some sand and covered the tan cardstock….and there you have it…the picture perfect birthday card!
I know this doesn’t really go, but it is something she wanted after I sent her an email about a panda rescue effort in China after their most recent earthquake. I just aim to please. He is cut from Create a Critter. I flocked him and used glossy accents on his nose and eyes. Isn’t he super cute?!