Hello crafty friends! I'm delighted to be the guest designer, for the month of June, over on the Our Daily Bread Designs blog! It's been a pleasure working intensively with their stamps, dies and paper pads the last few months. I'll be posting ODBD projects each Wednesday this month and maybe a few more in between! This first project measures 9x4 inches and uses a standard business envelope for mailing. It features 'The Mighty Sea', 'Count the Waves' and the 'Scripture Collection 3' stamp sets. I have stamped the images on glossy card stock and colored the scene using dye based inks and a colorbox stylus tool. As a finishing touch I added white acrylic paint for the frothy water. You may notice that the words are just a bit smudged and uneaven. I did this on purpose because I was thinking about writing on the beach in real life. It's never perfect because the wind and water quickly change what I have scribbled. I actually had to stamp this scene several times before I got the lettering to do this. That's just my luck since I usually need to stamp multiple times before I get the image perfect enough. LOL!
So often we think of using these outdoor scenes for masculine cards and I thought why not dress it up a bit for a female. I used the firefly paper from the Blooming Gardens collection and the lacey border from the Chalkboard Collection designer papers to assemble the front.