Today’s card was a day at the beach! 🙂
The SBS18 challenge this week is a summer/beach theme!
I had some fun with this card! I kept thinking about my boys playing in the sand on the beach in Kelowna last week. It was such a windy day and not quite hot enough to swim, but perfect for digging in the wet sand! They had a great time mucking about!
I decided to try something a little different. I used a dry brush acrylic paint technique. Acrylic paints are such a versatile medium, and are readily available. Some dollar stores even sell the small bottles of Delta paints! Using paint on a card can give it so much texture, and it is perfect for distressing! So pick up a paintbrush and one or two colors of acrylic paint and try something a little different!
I dry embossed the back panel with the D’vine Swirls folder in my cuttlebug and then using a dry paintbrush, stroked on warm neutral acrylic paint over the paper.
I lightly sandpapered the panel to remove some of the paint and highlight the embossing.
For the main image I dry brushed warm neutral acrylic paint on white cs and then stamped the image with Broken China Ranger Distress Ink on top of this, so as not to lose the image entirely. I Very lightly sandpapered the image.
I talked about using natural elements in card making in a previous post, and this is an example of doing that. I simply added some real teeny tiny seashells that I collected and saved from a trip we made to Cape Cod.
Stamps: Summer By the Sea, Life’s a Breeze, Stampin’ Up!
Paper: K& Company Happy Trails aqua , white cs, SU creamy caramel cs, Bazzill Vanilla cream
Ink: Broken China Ranger distress ink
Accessories: warm neutral acrylic paint, paintbrush, fine grit sandpaper, natural seashells, cuttlebug & D’vine Swirls folder
Here are some links highlighting other great uses for Acrylic paint on your cards!
Taylored Expressions Stamp with paint!
House 0′ Stamps Resist with paint!
Belle Papier Shabby chic- Painting on transparency
Well life isn’t always a breeze, but when your sitting on a beach watching your kids play in the sand with wind blowing through your hair… it’s a little easier to believe that it could be!
Thanks for joining me here today. Have a creative day!