I did use some newer stamps on my card as well, but the focal point is the wonderful stamp of the little boy building a sand castle. This stamp set was released many years ago, but I was not able to afford it back then, and only purchased it a few years ago from ebay when I found it at a great price.
I started out by stamping the boy on watercolor paper using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink, then stamped him again on a post it note, this I fussy cut to use as a mask. With the mask in place (and some painter's tape at the top of the card to mask off the sky) I inked up the ocean using Hero Arts reactive ink "blue water" which was part of a past Hero Arts Monthly stamp kit. Then, using this same ink again I stamped one of the waves from the Hero Arts stamp set Color Layering Waves. The sentiment is part of this stamp set, and the other stamps I used (ball, rock, palm tree, birds and footprints) are part of the Hero Arts set Color Layering Sea and Sky. I'm sure you're thinking the footprints should be pointing the opposite way ... didn't even realize that until I uploaded the card.
The boy has been colored with distress markers for the clothes and hair (Candied Apple, Gathered Twigs and Faded Jeans) and the skin has been colored with Zig Clean Color markers (pale pink and flesh tone). The sandy part has been inked with Pumice Stone Distress Oxide, and after removing the painter's tape I inked the sky with Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide. I also used Stampin Up's old and retired set Itty Bitty Backgrounds for a little bit of a sandy texture.
Candied Apple Distress Marker // Faded Jeans Distress Marker // Gathered Twigs Distress Marker // Zig Clean Color Markers // Pumice Stone Distress Oxide // Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide // Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink
Stampin Up Summer By the Sea // Stampin Up Itty Bitty Backgrounds (both retired - but most likely availabe on ebay or etsy)
The seaside theme and colors of this card were inspired by this week's Color Throwdown challenge:
I am also joining these challenges:
Cardz 4 Guyz - Beside the Seaside // The Male Room - Masculine Cards // C.R.A.F.T. - Male Cards or Father's Day // Send a Smile for Kids - For Dad From Kids // Aud Sentiments Challenge - Summer and a Sentiment // Through the Purple Haze - Blues // A Place To Start - Tempting Technique (my current favorite is creating scenes with stamps and inks) // Crafter's Castle - Coloring (I used Distress and Zig Clean Color markers)
There were many Anything Goes themes and I am sharing with several of them too:
Crafty Friends Challenge // Crafting With An Attitude // Crafty Creations // Creative Moments // House That Stamps Built // The Crafty Addicts // Crafty Sentiment Designs // Lemon Shortbread // Through The Craft Room Door // Artistic Inspirations // Crafting from the Heart // Get Creative Challenges // Path of Positivity // 613 Avenue Create // Lil Patch of Crafty Friends // The Corrosive Challenges // A Gem of a Challenge
Thanks so much for visiting!! I hope you liked this week's Flashback Friday post and that I inspired you to get out some of your old and maybe even forgotten stamps. You know there is a reason why you are hanging on to those retired stamps!
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