Thursday, September 10, 2020

The End of Summer is Near

We had a (very) cold front move in yesterday. One day it was 96, and two days later, rain and a high of 45. That tells me that the end of summer is near. And while this coming week will be sunny and warm, I know fall is on the way. But before it officially gets here, I wanted to share a beachy summer card with you! I am using products from Picket Fence Studios.

The NAUTILUS SHELL SCENE is one of my favorite summer images. It has the perfect combination of shell and beachy foliage. In today's card, I used a smooshed watercolor background, and stamped my image with Black Hybrid Ink. I used my Lyra Rembrandt Polycolor pencils to shade and add a bit of color.

To make the sentiment (I MISS YOU WORD DIE) stand out, I cut it from black fun foam. You could get the same effect from cutting several from black cardstock and gluing and stacking them together.


For the background, I used the CURRENT OF FISH stencil, and embossed it as an "embossing folder" through my die cutting machine, then inked the fish with a light neutral color. And, finally, I added some gold metallic thread and a few sequins for a little ocean sparkle.

A wonderful reminder of trips to the beach, and searching for shells. I live in the middle of the country (Nebraska), so am really looking forward to a beach trip again someday! That's always an adventure for me!

Thanks for stopping by! You can find links to the products I used below. Happy rest of your summer, and bring on the fall!


#170 - Adventurous


  1. Beautiful card! I love the colors of the beach combined with bright pink, such a pretty combo. Wonderful stamp too! Thank you for joining us at Time Out!

  2. I can't imagine living somewhere that wasn't near the sea. I'm in New Zealand and can get to the sea in around 20 mins and no matter where you live the sea is only a few hours away. The joys of living on a small island!! I think you completely captured the beach with your card and the feeling of 'adventure'. Love all the natural colours you used and the hint of pink on the shell is gorgeous. That fishy background is brilliant and the touch of gold with the thread finishes it off perfectly. So very glad you joined us at TIME OUT!


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