Sharing a fun card today featuring the adorable Outback Critter Stamps. They decided to take a vacation to the coast! Tropical/ocean themed cards are my absolute favorite to make so I couldn’t resist a little surfin’ wombat and chillin’ koala on the beach.
I started this A2 card with the sky and ocean background. I cut a piece of white cardstock 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and placed post-it notes across the panel 2” from the top edge to mask the sky. I inked the ocean with Salvaged Patina and Peacock Feathers Distress inks. I then removed the post-it notes and inked the sky with a cloud stencil using Tumbled Glass Distress ink.
Next, I cut 2 strips of white cardstock (1 3/8”x 5 1/2″, 2” x 5 1/2″) and die-cut the top edge of each using the Catch a Wave Dies. I inked both with Salvaged Patina and Peacock Feathers Distress inks and splattered a little water on them. I also used a white gel pen on the top of a few waves. I adhered these to the background panel with the 2” wide strip behind the 1 3/8” wide strip. For the sand, I cut a strip of white cardstock 1 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, die-cut the top edge using a Slimline Nature Borders Die and inked it with Antique Linen Distress ink.
I stamped all the images on Neenah Classic Crest 80lb solar white cardstock, colored them with Copics and fussy cut them out.
I used the following stamps:
Tropical Scenes Stamps (islands, palm trees)
Seasonal Trees Stamps (large palm tree)
Ocean View Stamps (beach chair/umbrella)
Beach Buddies Stamps (beach hat)
Silly Sloths Stamps (flower on wombat)
Fabulous Flamingos Stamps (pineapple)
Tiki Time Stamps (coconut drink)
Surfing Santa Stamps (surfboard)
Tropical Paradise Stamps (hibiscus/leaves)
To finish, I heat embossed sentiments from the Beach Buddies Stamps on teal cardstock in white embossing powder. I fussy cut around the “Summer” sentiment and die-cut the “wishing you an endless” sentiment using a die from the Notebook Photo Corners Dies.
I hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by!