The Limited Supply Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers today had two requirements: one layer only and a summer theme!
I always enjoy making one layer cards using masking. It seems I usually gravitate to the beach because I love creating the sand, sea, and sky!
I started at the bottom of the card and worked my way up. Using 3 Step Sea Shells from Kitchen Sink Stamps, I stamped the large shell, masked it, and then stamped the sand dollar. Once the sand dollar was masked, I stamped the two starfish. Then the starfish masks were added and I sponged on the sand over a torn sheet of computer paper. I then stamped over the whole area with Itty Bitty Backgrounds by Stampin' Up.
After removing all those masks, I used my torn computer paper to work my way up adding Cool Caribbean sponging for the ocean. I repositioned the torn paper about four times to create the waves. Leaving it in place the final time, I used it as a mask to add the setting sun. After masking the sun, I then sponged on the sky and removed and discarded the masks.
The sentiment from PaperTrey Ink was added last with Versafine Vintage Sepia. Versafine is my absolute favorite ink for adding sentiments. I always get a clean, crisp, strong image!!
Stamps: 3 Step Sea Shells by Kitchen Sink Stamps, Little Shapes and Itty Bitty Backgrounds by Stampin' Up, Out on a Limb Sentiments by PaperTrey Ink
Paper: White by PaperTrey Ink
Ink: Blush Blossom, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Real Rust, Sahara Sand, Marigold Morning, Cool Caribbean, Regal Rose, and Soft Sky by Stampin' Up, Versafine Vintage Sepia