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Monday, July 17, 2017

Best Day at the Beach

Ever have one of those cards where you just couldn't stop?  Right.  This is one of mine.  It was going to be just the flip flops on wood grain paper with perhaps the splashy water die cut...



Well, gee, the hilly landscape was already cut; I just had to color it.  And I had these beachy dies I'd never used yet -- the shore birds and the rope/life saver corner...  Stuff happens.




I made this for my flip flop and purple-loving friend's birthday.  The stamp set I used is Power Poppy's Best Day Ever.  Cute stuff in that set and perfect for some of the other beachy dies I haven't used yet, hmmm.

I have to say, I really love making and embellishing frames.  When I had the frame complete and ready to pop up on the card front, it looked so cute all by itself.  If I had the time I'd make up a bunch of different frames to use on cards later.  Ohhh, to get ahead one of these days... or learn to stamp/color/create faster.  Have a happy day!


Stamps:  Power Poppy Best Day Ever  Paper:  Strathmore Vellum Surface Mixed Media card base, Neenah 110 lb white, Simple Stories Snap Color Vibe and Wood & Notebook Basics designer paper  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Cool Caribbean (sky), Copics for coloring  Accessories:  Signo Uniball white gel pen  Dies:  Die-namics Stitched Rectangle Frames, Memory Box Big Splash Border, Cottage Cutz Rope Corner, Impression Obsession Shore Birds, Memory Box Banner Parade, Die-namics Mix and Match Banner

19 comments:

  1. Super cute and fun summertime card..love those flip flops (gee I wonder who 'that friend' was..lol)...I know she loved it, as she told me about it)!! Oh yes, the frame is fabulous!! Have a wonderful day and I hear you on the 'more time' thing. I have been slaving away outside the last 3 days and have loved every minute of it, but have to stay in today and play 'catch' up...I will have a few outside pictures on my blog Friday and Saturday of my 'work' outside...see ya!!

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  2. As they say 'stuff happens' for good reason! WOW Leslie I'm swe over this card.
    I love everything about this, all those die cuts and your complete scene you created. I'm glad you kept on going with this it is Fabulous and your friend will love it. Those purple flip flops are a must have! Gosh, I keep scrolling up to take another look, so much detail, love it all. Enjoy your day!

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  3. I think you kept going just the right amount of time:) Everything about this card is so lovely. I love the way you have combined all of the die cut elements, and the flip flops are awesome.

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  4. It looks like you had the most creative fun on your flip flop beach scene card, Leslie. TFS your fun stamping day. Hugs..

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  5. I am so glad you posted this so I could get a better look. This is the cutest beach scene I have ever seen.Love how you made the stamps and dies come together and the splashes of red and purple flip flops seal the deal. My family loves the beach so this gives me an idea for another card.

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  6. very nice card. love all the embellishment extras BIG GRIN. And yes I know the feeling of not being able to stop... Have a great day

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  7. OMG this card is 'the Bomb!' and just so amazing IRL! I love all the details (especially those purple floppers) and what an awesome design! You can feel the ocean breezes just holding this card in your hand! Thanks SO MUCH ... I can't stop looking at it!

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  8. Wow fabulous beach scene card Leslie, love the Flip Flops, know what you mean about adding bits and bobs! makes a card you never intended, looks gorgeous though.
    Hugs Pam x

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  9. Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? This is one amazing beach scene and beach card. I love the fun feel to it Leslie. WOW.

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  10. What a fun card. Love everything about it. You are so clever and inspire me so much.

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  11. What a cute summer card!! Your die cuts definitely made the card - and I love those purple sandals!! So much better than heavy boots!

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  12. Oh my goodness is that ever too cool, I am so glad you decided not to stop there because this is fantastic, you have put this all together just perfectly, great combo of colors and style, great beachy scene, your friend is going to "flip" over this :)

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  13. One of the cutest cards you have made! LOVE everything about it! All those great dies just come together to make the cutest card ever! What an awesome job!

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  14. "Stuff" definitely happened on this delightful card! It is packed with beautiful details! Terrific dies, wonderful colors and textures, Leslie.

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  15. Even though I am a CAS soul... I love every little detail on this fabulous card!

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  16. I'm in awe! This is fabulous!! Every detail is just perfect and I think I love beach/nautical cards the best of all cards... Bravo to you... The frame is amazing!

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  17. Your purple-loving, flip-flop wearing friend will be delighted, Leslie! GORGEOUSLY colored, with the lightness right where it should be. I always envy the dimension you achieve with your inks, copics and watercolors. BEAUTIFUL card, and yes, lots of layers, but doesn't it just speak volumes to have a story told like this? coming straight from the heart? I'm singing happy birthday for your friend, and the birds like my voice LOL hugs, de

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  18. Your wood frame is a great idea, I may have to try that! You are giving my ideas. I LOVE beachy cards,those flip flops are so fun!

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  19. Now this is so fun. Look at all the die cuts you managed to work together, awesome! The swirly below the birds is perfect for the windy that come along the sand. Such a fun card Leslie. Glad you like creating frames they take me forever. I think you stamp/color/create just fine at the pace you enjoy. ;-)

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