down by the seashore

We had family visiting us from out of town last week and spent alot of time at the beach catching waves, collecting shells and soaking up the sun.    Here is my card inspired by those days.

The main panel was sponges with memento inks – summer sky, bahama blue, paris dusk and a heavy dose of desert sand on the bottom.  I tried to sponge some white pigment ink where the ocean and sand meet to give it a “surf-y” look, but it did not pan out too well.   I then tried all four of my white pens but none of them worked either!   The shell, from Fred Mullet, was stamped in cocoa and colored with copics in the E series with a tiny bit of RV.  The sentiment is computer generated and I got it and several another from a digi scrap site – scrapsimple.

You can’t really see it in the photo, but the kraft cardstock is stamped with a nice shell background stamp.  I think it is from Rubbernecker, but I purchased it ages ago and never noted the manufacturer.   It was stamped with desert sand ink and I used my new tool – the mega mount – to stamp it.  The Mega Mount is a large curved acrylic block with a handle from Impression Obsession.  They created it for their large cover-a-card stamps (of which I have a bunch).  Here are some photos to give you an idea of how it works.    Here is the stamp on the mega mount:

This photo gives you an idea of the curved shape of the mega mount.

Impression Obsession has a nice video on how to use the mega mount.  You can find it HERE.

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