Duflex doen't really scan well either .....soooo shiney but yummy.....so colours are bit odd.But you can see Coral and Aqua clearly. I added a flower with flower brad in the centre to represent a sea urchin and starfish. The Martha Stewart edging punch helped to make 'waves' across the bottom plus the fuzzy edged Mulberry paper. The sentiment reads....'Here's to Happy Days' and 'Happy Birthday to you'. I found a great 'Beach Girl' topper with a flower on in my stash which worked beautifully with the scene.
I'm entering this in Top Tip Tuesday challenge. So my tips for this week are:
TIP 1. For those who hate making bows cos they are soooo fiddley why not try this. Just cross your ribbon over and tie it in the middle with matching wire and hey presto a neat little bow.
TIP 2. I've used Mulberry paper on this card and wanted a fuzzy edge to represent waves.....in my mind. Fold your paper first , where you want to tear it, then dampen edge with a sponge, open up and tear along the crease. This is much easier than just pulling at the edge of your paper as it doesn't always come off cleanly in my experience.
Top Tip Tuesday.....Boys and Girls
Crafts4eternity....colour recipe 118 sweet spring
Daring Cardmakers.....Coral and Aqua
Creative Corner Challenge.....Girly Birthday
Happy Campers Blog......Flower Power
Aud Sentiments challenge blog....card for child plus sentiment