FYI--Regarding yesterday's post about conditioning stamps...I was very satisfied with the MFT stamps. Only the bold font images needed a little light rubbing with an eraser, just as one would expect. The Echo Park Paper stamps were the ones that gave me trouble, and once I broke the code on them and went the extra mile with cleaner and rubbing, they work just fine, and I really like the images. I will report the problem with them to Echo Park. Thanks for all your input!
We're enjoying lovely weather in northern Minnesota...sunny and highs in the 70s. The water is a tad chilly for this southern wimp, but the kids have enjoyed it.
Obviously, we're not in a tropical paradise, but I love today's card with its stylized scene of just that.
The beach and water were made using an old, discontinued Hero Arts stamp from a set of fun shapes. I inked part of the stamp in brown and part in blue to create the idea of a beach, using the bigger side for sand because that big umbrella would have looked dorky sticking up out of that little hump. I like how this card layout balanced both weight and color.
I don't like the missing comma in the sentiment. Alas!
stamps: Echo Park Paper, Gina K (sentiment), Hero Arts (shadow)
ink: Memento, Hero Arts
paper: Papertrey Ink white