I created this card for the Lawn Fawnatics challenge #56: Beautiful Beaches. I tried to use the colors from the inspiration photo and created the card using Ahoy Matey stamp set. I decided to add a dolphin and make it for my younger Mexican Sponsor child since she told me dolphins were her favorite animal.
I started by cutting Strathmore Watercolor paper into two A2 size rectangles with Lawn Fawn stitched rectangles. One rectangle I cut into two pieces using Lawn Fawn stitched hillside borders. Then I embossed clouds on the top of the rectangle with Versa Mark ink, white embossing powder, and cloud stamps from Lawn Fawn Yay, Kites. Then, I painted the sky with Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon distress ink. I painted the ocean waves with Peacock Feathers and Mermaid lagoon and then stamped waves with Peacock Feathers. The larger piece I painted with Tea Dye distress Ink and splattered on Vintage Photo to look more like sand.
The next step was too make the sentiment. I cut out a banner with the watercolor paper using a Lawn Fawn banner die. Then I embossed the sentiment with Versa Mark ink and black embossing powder. You can bend the stamps to get the words to follow the curves of the banner. Then I painted the banner using Tea Dye distress ink to coordinate with the beach.
Then I stamped and colored the images. The dolphin came from the Critters in the Sea Collection and the rest came from the Ahoy Matey collection. I stamped them with Lawn Fawn jet black ink on white card stock. (You have to use alcohol friendly ink and paper so that the colors won’t bleed.) I used Copic markers in colors that coordinated with the card background. I colored the girl to look like the child that will be receiving the card. Finally, I cut out the images and attached them to the card with foam squares and Tombow Mono glue. I just started using alcohol markers last year, so I’m still learning. But as you can tell, it turned out cute, so don’t be afraid to try new things.