The theme this month at Sparkle N Sprinkle is Beach related stamp sets. I used Surfin' Woody and lots of masking to create today's card. If you are unfamiliar with the masking technique, you stamp the image in the foreground first. Stamp it again on a scrap pice of paper and fussy cut it out. Temporarily adhere it over the stamped image and then stamp your second layer, in this case the hammock and trees, and repeat the process if you are stamping a third image. For this card, both the car and the trees had to be masked to create my fence border.
I used watercolor paper and all the images were stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed using Black Detail embossing powder. Everything was then colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, including the water and the sky. It's hard to see in the photo, but Sparkling Coffee Sparkle N Soft flocking was also added to the coconuts.
I created a frame for my beach scene using a couple Spellbinders Grand Square dies and white cardstock. I used the Glueless Glitter technique, along with Clear embossing powder, to decorate the frame with Cobalt Glaze velvet glitter.
The card front is actually a piece of recycled mail that a friend of mine received. It was made from heavy cardstock and was a promotional piece. She saw me eyeing it, and knowing that I love stuff like that, asked me if I would like to have it :-). I thought it was perfect for this fun-in-the-sun scene. I added 1/8" Tear-ific Tape around the edges and covered it with more Cobalt Glaze velvet glitter.
My sentiment, which is part of the set, was stamped onto a piece of white cardstock die cut using a Sizzix die (Tim Holtz: Labels) with Black Detail embossing powder. Some Zig watercolor brushes were used to give it color. Once I was happy with the color, I covered the entire piece with VersaMark and Clear embossing powder. Before heat setting it though, I sprinkled on a little Sparkling Snow glitter so that it would sparkle. As the embossing powder melts, it adheres the glitter beautifully.