Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Soak Up the Sun!

July 26 Update: Favorite of the Week ending July 20, 2019 at Splitcoast Stampers!

Sketch challenges are always such fun! Today, July 16, is the first day of the biweekly Try Stampin' on Tuesday Challenge #417. This challenge runs through Sunday, July 28, 2019. The optional twist is "Vacation Fun".  I tilted the sketch for my card that celebrates my favorite vacation spot - the beach! I lived in Florida for many years of my life and always enjoyed spending time at either coast. (The surf is better on the east coast but the waters are warmer on the west coast.)

I found some patterned paper that I decided to use for background but the images were quite tiny. I took a 4" square scrap of the paper and enlarged it in color with my printer/copier onto white cardstock. I then fussy cut the enlarged images as well as some of the original images. The splash design on the three rectangles were made with a stencil. The four words were die cut. Everything was assembled, some items were popped up with foam tape and a little bling was added. The inside was lined with white cardstock and decorated with the same fussy cut shapes.

We hope you'll join TSOT #417! Visit our blog for the guidelines.

Stamp: Stampendous "Life Words" (inside sentiment)
Inks: Stampin' Up! Pool Party & White Craft; Memento Tuxedo Black (inside)
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Soft Sky, Calypso Coral, Dapper Denim
Paper: Stampin' Up! collection name unknown (retired)
Die: Frantic Stamper "Sun Fun" (words)
Stencil: Frantic Stamper "Splash"
Misc.: Foam tape and mirrored sequins from stash


  1. Oh, that's awesome Melanie! Love the fun colors and beach themed card. Perfect sentiment too! :)