Yesterday I mentioned how I usually create my cards with a need in mind. Such is the case for today's card. The story behind it is further along in my post.
I used this straightforward sketch from Try Stampin' On Tuesday. And there is a twist of Stripes and Squares. I went with stripes.
I used the stamp set, Wetlands for my card. Love those little birds! And the stripes are in the Marina Mist background which is kind of hard to see in the photo.
To create the sand and sea background I sponged on a little Marina Mist and Soft Suede. Then I picked up a little ink with my aqua painter and added those (separately) to create a little depth.
Why the thank you card?
Our family spent last week on vacation in Florida. It was a wonderful time of sun, ocean, and just hanging out. We haven't been together since Christmas week so it was a very special time. We rented a house while we were there and I really tried to find a house that would allow me to bring this little munchkin.
I should add that this silly boy stayed home too. I always leave my sweatshirt for him and he loves it as you can see.
All supplies are Stampin' Up!
I hope you have a creative day.