Ever look at a simple stamp and think, “That’s just the cutest thing ever!” Well that’s how I felt when I saw the adorable flip flop stamp from the Scrapping For Less exclusive “At the Beach Sentiments” stamp set from the “At the Beach” full Banana Split June Card Kit.
To keep these adorable flip flops the main focal point of the card, I divided up the card front into sections lightly with a pencil to create a grid. Then I stamped the flip flops repeatedly in an offset grid to create my own patterned paper. I wanted to create a sun-shiny card, so I stuck with warm buff, yellow, peach and coral colors and used the following Copics to color up the entire card front: E 50, E51, E53, Y00, Y11, R12, R22, and R35.
To add a bit of interest and soften the colors of the center part of the card, I cut a 3.25″ x 4.5″ piece of vellum to layer over the center of the card. Then to figure out a way to secure the vellum to the card front, I heat embossed the sentiment “Let’s head to the beach!” from the same stamp set two times using VersaMark Ink and Ranger Super Fine White Embossing Powder onto a strip of black card stock. I positioned that sentiment strip across the whole card front about 1/3 of the way up from the bottom, overlapping both the vellum and the card front, and I was able to hide a lot of glue behind the whole strip. Then to hide the areas where I tacked down the vellum while adding some sparkle to the card, I sprinkled clear, yellow and coral sequins as well as dark coral Carta Bella Enamel Dots in the open spaces between the flip flop images.
For the inside of the card, I used a scrap of yellow card stock and stamped another sentiment from the stamp set, “Sandy toes, take away the woes.” I also stamped out an additional set of flip flops in the lower left corner and colored it up the same way I did the flip flops on the card front to finish off the card liner.
Click the following picture to watch a process video of crafting this summertime card:
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge Anything Goes Challenge
Card Mania Anything Goes Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday the Great Outdoors Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with Optional Create Your Own Paper Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday Add Some Sparkle Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Fun in the Sun Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional No Patterned Papers Challenge
MFT Color Challenge 97