I made this for both the Sketch Challenge and the Color Challenge on the new website 'Paper Craft Planet'. Have you visited there yet? Its amazing! I love it. Its sort of set up like Facebook, where you have your own page that you can design, 'friends', comment wall, photos, etc. I absolutely love it. I will always be loyal to Splitcoaststampers, but I can see myself enjoying Paper Craft Planet a little bit more. Simply click on the title of the website on the bottom of my sidebar if you'd like to visit the site.
Anyhow, I made this card using the colors in the challenge: Stampin Up! 'Very Vanilla', 'Kiwi Kiss', and 'Baja Breeze'. I thought the colors were very 'beachy' looking, so I used the retired Stampin Up! set 'Balmy Breezes' for the main image. I stamped it in 'Close to Cocoa' and then colored it with prismacolored pencils. The sentiment is from Stampin Up! 'Upsy Daisy', and is also stamped in 'Close to Cocoa' ink. The shells are from 'Natural Wonders' and are stamped in 'Kiwi Kiss' and 'Baja Breeze' ink. Both the shells and sentiment are mounted up on dimensionals. The 'Kiwi Kiss' panel was made using the Cuttlebug Embossing Folder 'Script'. The ribbon is 'Very Vanilla' also from Stampin Up!
I chose a birthday sentiment for this card, because I know thats where I'd love to be celebrating my birthday! What a way to celebrate! Unfortunately, I won't be able to be somewhere tropical for my birthday this year, but I do have tickets to see the musical 'Wicked' in Minneapolis. I am so excited! I have wanted to see this musical forever!!!!! I'm turning 46 on the 28th of this month, wish me a happy birthday, or better yet, send me a card of one your creations, I'd love it! I need all the encouragement and happy thoughts I can get, especially as I get closer and closer to the big 50! I'll post your card on my blog for all to see and admire. You can email me for the address or get it off the RAK list on Splitcoaststampers.
Happy Stamping! Amy