Hi, today over at My Creative Time is "Inspire Me Wednesday". This is where we get inspiration from non traditional places. My card was inspired from a pillow I saw at either Pier1 or World Market, I can't remember which one I was at since they are next door to each other. I just fell in love with the distressed look and wanted to bring it home, but I don't have a "beachy house" so at the store it stayed.
To create the "tile", I embossed with a die, then masked and ink blended. Then I heat embossed several coats of clear embossing powder, on the last coat I sprinkled a bit of gold. I used distress inks for the sand "ticking" and blue stripe, then sprinkled water droplet. After it was dry, I lightly splattered distress ink for added interest.
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Papertrey Ink Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Ink