One of the many hobbies I have is working with my stamp collection including those wonderful little kids Tilda and Edwin from Magnolia. I enjoy pairing them up with backgrounds and learning new techniques, so I can use those same stamps over and over again!
Also for each card, I used the sandcastle a product by Dreamweaver stencils. The Cuddlebug was used to dry emboss for all these cards. For two cards, I used a stencil brush and added brown (Marvy Marker on plastic pallet). Then I removed the stencil and cut the castle out. For one card (top card), I used Versa Mark applied with Inkssentials before I removed the stencil. Then I applied the embossing powder (Golden Sand by Stampendous), removed the excess and heated the powder to melt. When the sand was cool, I cut around the castle image.
In two of these beach cards I used an umbrella and beach chair stamps, products from Technique Tuesday. First I stamped the chair in place with Ranger Archival Ink on 140 lb. watercolor paper. I stamped a second chair on scrap paper and masked the first image while I stamped over it with the umbrella.
I added some watercolors with the waterbrush and wet Marvy Marker from the plastic pallet and when it was dry, I adhered the images and embellished the card with some colorful pieces I found at the store.
Don't you think Edwin in Miami is just perfect at the beach with that wonderful starfish?
These cards will be entered in the challenge at: