Sep 7, 2008
For my card I chose to use some Designer Paper from DCWW (Die Cuts With A View) that came on one of those huge mixed packets. I based my Color Scheme on the paper and away I went.
My card base is: Chocolate Chip layered with Cool Carribean (now retired - insert sad face) that was distressed with CC ink as well. Then I layered the striped designer paper. I added a piece of the Polka Dot dp that I added scalloped strips of Creamy Caramel card stock and pierced holes in the scallops.
My focal image was watercolored using the ink pads and an Aqua Painter. Again I'm not all that great at watercoloring but I gave it the old "college try" as they say and it didn't turn to bad.
For some added fun I used Crystal Effects on the flippers and snorkle. I also used a Clear Spica Glitter pen to add some shimmer to the polka dots on the inner tube. The sunglasses have foil tape on them so they look pretty authentic. I added 3 tan brads (Queen and Co.) to the side of the cirlce as well and then mounted it to Cool Carribean and Close To Cocoa using my Nestabilities Dies and the piercing tool. The sentiment is from one of those rolling stamps that has several sentiments on it and I picked it up at JoAnn's. I stamped it with Chocolate Chip ink and mounted it onto the Cool Carribean. They were punched using SU Oval punches. I added 2 small mini brads from Queen and Company and mounted the sentiment and focal image with foam mounting tape.