Hit The Beach!
Hello! Sorry I haven't posted in several days, had a few technical difficulties! :) I absolutely adore this new stampset by My Favorite Things - it's called Hit The Beach! This set will debut on the website on July 1! While I was putting this card together I was trying to decide what I could do differently to make it stand out. Hmmm..........then it came to me - an umbrella! Then the hard part came of figuring out how to make it look like a real umbrella! This is what I came up with. I cut two circles with my Creative Memories Cutting System - then cut them in half. I used my corner rounder with the guide off to create the scalloped edges, drew some lines on the top with my marker and added a "pole" and voila! I used some larger dimensionals that I got from Hobby Lobby to give the umbrella a 3-d effect. I had some craft sand that I got a couple of years ago and wanted to use it for the background - this gave me a reason to try out my essential glue pad I got from Anna Wight a while back.............worked like a charm! I think this card turned out really great and I love the look of the umbrella! :)

Recipe
Stamps: Hit the Beach by My Favorite Things, Simply Circles
Ink: Palette Hybrid Burnt Umber, Blush Blossom, Glorious Green, Tempting Turquoise
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip, Glorious Green, VV
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, Large Oval Punch, sand, Circle Punch, white gel pen

37 comments:

Dottie K said...

Kendra - this is amazing. I love everything about it. The colors, layout - genius, the stamp set is so cute. TFS

Monica said...

I love how the umbrella casts a shadow. Great idea!

WOW, that is TOTALLY awesome! I am SO impressed at your concepts used on this card! Niiiiiiiiiice!

fabu, fabu, fabulous!!! that is a ROCKIN' umbrella!!! and I love how you used the neutral colors in the background and umbrella - makes your coloring on the stamp really POP! awesome!

Melissa said...

What a fabulous idea! I dont' have any MFT stamps but I'm thinking I really need some now!

Denise said...

I am so impressed! I need this set!

Michelle said...

OMG, this is AWESOME! I love the umbrella! Very cool, Kendra!

Stefanie said...

How do you think of this stuff?!! This card is absolutely adorable!

Karen said...

You are so disgustingly talented. I can't wait to get your bella ATC in the swap! lol

Great card!!!

Melissia said...

Oh my goodness is that ever CUTE!!

Theresa said...

Kendra this card is darling! I absolutely love it! I can't wait to see the rest of the set! Thanks for sharing!

Alison said...

love the umbrella!

This is just such an amazing take on the beach theme! And I love the colors you've used too!

The umbella is genius. I love how the card matches your blog page too!

Kirsten said...

This is too stinkin' cute! Love the umbrella with this set!

dini said...

geeeeeeeeeeeenious!

Rose Ann said...

Oh my goodness...so cute! Love this!!

How creative - should have spelled that with a capital C! Very cute!

StampOwl said...

oh wow how clever is that!

Kendra

This is awsome....love the design as usual...TFS

lacyquilter said...

Every aspect of this card is fabulous!

KIMBERLY said...

You are so stinkin' creative Kendra! Love it!

Shannan said...

Sooo cute! You ROCK!
I'm missin ya...are you coming to the Stampover?

Julie Phillips said...

Love your design Kendra! I wish we could all be on that beach, under the umbrella together sipping Lemon drops.....

Hugs
Julie

How cute is that! Craft sand? lol, I live in an area with lots of sand! What a great idea! And your umbrella is great. Cool card!

Heather said...

Wow! What an incredible idea... Fantastic card! :)

Ida said...

Absolutely Wonderful! The big beach umbrella you created is perfect for this card theme. Love it. Ida

OMG, this card is fantastic, love your blog, you are so talented.

Holy gorgeous!!! This card rocks, but that umbrella...WOW!!!

Angie Z. said...

Wowzers! This is awesome! Love it!:)
~Angie

Anonymous said...

How in the heck do you come up with this stuff??? I would have never thougt up this idea. I absolutely love this card...too cute!

Anonymous said...

OH btw...this is your sissy! forgot to sign my comment...LOL

Oh, now this is cute! And SO clever! Love your umbrella and sand and the whole fun card!

Kristy said...

This is so dang cute! Love the umbrella and the craft sand!

What a wonderful card! Love those stamps!

Jenn D said...

This is awesome! I love that umbrella and it is so real looking. Wonderful card!

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I am 45, with 2 grown daughters and a gorgeous grandson. I'm also married to the most amazing man. I work as an Office Manager for a Hospice agency. I started stamping and papercrafting over 12 years ago. I would never have dreamed then that I would now be in the company of some of the best stampers out there and had the honor of being able to be on some wonderful design teams! This blog will feature my creations and a few tidbits about my life!

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