The End of Summer is Near

Current of Fish Stencil I Miss You Word Die Judy Rozema Nautilus Shell Scene

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!

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 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! Thanks for stopping by! You can find links to the products I used below, and more of my projects on my blog, Joy in a JAR.


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