Life is better at the beach

April 28, 2015
This week’s card tells where my mind is going.  Sandy beaches and deep blue water.  Can everyone say  V A C A T I O N.?  It will be a while before I actually take mine, but talking to my older sister last night she told me that she booked herself on a fourteen day cruise through the Mediterranean as a fiftieth birthday gift to herself.  I was so excited for her and since I was already working on this airbrush technique following the instructions from Jennifer Dove, I decided to turn it into a card to wish her a great vacation.
Better at the Beach
The background was created using copic markers, an airbrush system, and a little of the Copic Opaque white. I used Lawn Fawn’s Life is good stamp set and matching dies.  The sentiment is stamped using Versafine black and the hearts from the Happy Trails stamp set also from Lawn Fawn is stamped WPlus9’s Sweet Gelato.
Supplies used:
Paper: Neenah Solar White for card base, Hammermill #100 for picture panel and die cuts, Recollections Black for mat Record;
Stamps and Dies: Lawn Fawns Life is Good with matching dies and Happy Trails for the heart, By Diezyne Stitched and Pierced Rectangles;
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, WPlus9 Sweet Gelato, Copic Opaque White, Lavender Atyou Spica pen;
Copics: B99, E55, R29, R39, R59, Y13, Y15, YG07, YG09;
 Everything else: Airbrush compressor
Thanks for stopping by.


  • Reply admin May 19, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    Thank you Kathryn.

  • Reply Kathryn Myhre May 14, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Very cute! Love the sand

  • Reply admin May 2, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    Thank you Shelly. I followed the tutorial that Jennifer Dove has on her site

  • Reply Shelly Schmidt May 2, 2015 at 4:05 am

    Oh my- how I love this! I would love to see what you did with the airbrush to create this card. I LOVE the layers you created- fabulous!

  • Reply Alexandra Bleicher April 29, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    Wonderful shading job. I still struggle a bit with this myself and have never used an air brush (yet).

    • Reply admin April 29, 2015 at 10:42 pm

      Keep at it Alexandra and have a blast.

  • Reply Lisa Schensted April 29, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    WOW! First, super jealous of the vacation that your sister is going on but THAT CARD is gorgeous!

    I will never have the skills to do the gorgeous shading and stuff like this, so I really appreciate it when I see it! Looks fantastic!

    – Lisa from SCS

    • Reply admin April 29, 2015 at 10:41 pm

      Thanks Lisa.

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