Thursday, March 29, 2012

Beachy Happy Birthday

My mom called and asked for a special birthday card, and we discussed themes.  We landed on 'beach'.  At first I was toying with the idea of using a seashell stamp, but at the last minute decided on this...

What do you think?  Does it look like waves rolling into the beach?  My husband didn't get that from it...oh well.  The 'sand' is made by using a Sanding Block on textured paper, then using a distressing tool to pounce on some Desert Sand and Chocolate ink.  (The white-core textured CS from CTMH is retired, but you could get the same effect by pouncing on some White Daisy ink first.)  Always remember to ink on lightest to darkest.  

The waves were made by simply tearing the white-core CS across at an angle.  So easy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies: (all CTMH unless noted)
Paper:  Bamboo Textured CS, Twilight CS, Juniper CS
Stamps:  Happy Birthday (C1257)
Ink:  Desert Sand, Chocolate
Other:  adhesive, sanding block (from the Sanding Kit), stubble tool (from the Texture Tools), card base (Hobby Lobby)

**all current CTMH supplies can be found on my shopping page linked in the sidebar**


  1. I've seen many "beach" cards but none that capture the feel of the ocean like you did with this card - TFS!!

  2. Thank you for your comment! :)

  3. Love this card, simple but awesome!

  4. beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

  5. I really like your card, it's very stunning! I love the ocean and it definitely resembles the
    Thanks for posting it.