I always look forward to the Impression Obsession Challenges, but I have to admit that I am particularly excited to see what people will do with the current "beach" theme. I am such a beach junkie!
For my card, I decided to use the Hatteras Lighthouse (F1174) image. My family used to go to the Outer Banks all the time, and visiting Hatteras and the beach there was always on the agenda. My mom is a lighthouse aficionado, so I checked a picture of Hatteras to make sure I had the correct coloring. Believe me, she would know! To accent the card, I added a shell from the Hatteras beach. I love the blue shells you can find there.
I used three Cover a Card stamps to make the background, but only two showed up on the card. The light blue I used with the script really was just too light. Here is a close up of the background:
I used the Cover a Card Screen(CC049) and the Cover a Card Distressed Dots (CC046) with Colorbox Chalk Creamy Brown ink. For the Screen, I inked it then stamped it onto scrap paper before stamping it onto my card so that it would be lighter than the Distressed Dots stamped in the same color. I then stamped the Script (CC050) in Colorbox Chalk Ice Blue ink. If you squint, you MIGHT be able to see it. :) For the lighthouse, I stamped it onto 90lb watercolor paper with black Versafine ink and colored it with Twinkling H2O's and a waterbrush.
Want to see more beach cards? Check out the cards by Daniela, Dina, Jeanne, Jenny, Julie, and Kathy.
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