Friday, June 30, 2017

Beach Love

My  younger son and his wonderful lady are celebrating their 4th wedding anniversary.  They love the beach.  This card is for them.

Here is the inside of the card:

I recently stumbled across this blog: Mixed Media World.
And this month's themes is "Anything Goes" Mixed Media World June Challenge
I'm not sure, but I think this card may qualify as mixed media.  For the "sand" I used Viva art stone product in a color called sand gold.  I've had it for a very long time (at least 2-3 years,) and thankfully it was still workable.  I scored the Internet, but can't seem to find it any more.  I then used the bottom of a crochet hook to hand draw the letters in the sand.

The "wavy water" was created using vellum and a wave stencil.  I embossed with some embossing enamel from Stampendous (that I also can't find on the web any more)

This card was inspired by this card I received from my husband for Mother's Day.  I loved the photo, and thought . . . "I could do that!"

I am also entering this into the following challenges

While I made this for an anniversary, it could certainly be used as a wedding card.  

Little Red Wagon  Challenge #400 - Three of a Kind  
It was a gorgeous spring weekend and my hubby wanted to go out for a drive to the beach -- Fire Island to be exact.  So of course I said YES!  He was a bit suspicious when I said we needed to bring a small container.  But he knows this by now -- I love collecting rocks, shells, and other terrific beach finds.  But this day I was on a mission -- finding shells small enough for card-making.  It was much harder than I thought it would be -- they had to be small and complete.  Three of them made their way to this card.  :) 

Words 2 Craft by    Keep Love in Your Heart - I think the cards speaks for itself :) 

Shopping Our Stash Weekly   Lazy Summer Days - Many people go the beach to play in the sand.  
Try it on Tuesday : Letters or Numbers or Both - 

Marker Pop -  # 123  Summer Fun it is (and it was fun creating it too!)

And Marker Pop - # 122  Use at least 3 colors - I have the blue-turquoise, and the browns, and the light beige shells . 

As always, thanks so much for stopping by to take a look.  I hope you are enjoying your summer!


  1. A fantastic card is this!
    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday !

  2. Terrific texture idea on this project

    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Oh my gosh!! what a lovely card, I can't get over the sand and the word written on it, just fabulous. Your son and daughter in law will treasure this card forever.
    The waves you created with the vellum are stunning, they look like they are moving.
    Beautiful creation, thank you for sharing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again next time.
    Maria Rodriguez.DT

  4. Wonderful textures, thank you for sharing your great card with us at TioT's.

  5. Carol, What a lovely anniversary card for your son and his wonderful lady, and a perfect card for our W2CB love challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Words 2 Craft. :)

  6. Beautiful creation and what a wonderful take on your inspiration Mother's Day card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Wedding’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  7. Your card is so amazing I can't get over it! What a brilliant idea and one I'm filing away for later. Thanks so much for sharing it in our Wedding Challenge at Double D!

  8. Wow, great card. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

  9. WOW what an amazing and thoughtful anniversary card for lovers of the beach!!
    Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for our Lazy Summer Days challenge this week!!

  10. Wow! Wow! Wow! Your card is amazing! I love the sand! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash! Cyndi, DT

  11. Gorgeous card Carol, love that idea