It's time for a new challenge at The Card Concept! My Clean and Simple card was inspired by the beach theme and the soft and gentle colors of our Long Summer Days challenge.
I wouldn't say I'm a beach person - mostly because I am not
a hot weather person. But that's really based on a classic beach - hot weather, big umbrellas, sunscreen, etc. I actually do adore calm and quiet beaches. We had a couple of amazing family vacations on the beaches along the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We were there slightly before the summer season and the beaches were so incredibly peaceful. And it was just warm enough that we could wear swimsuits but not hot enough to be sweaty and sticky. They were amazing vacations!! And that peace is what I tried to capture in my card.
I was planning to brush on ink for my background - and then I remembered I had a paper pad with the soft colors that I wanted and it even gave me some clouds! The peaceful look of the card pointed me in the direction of the sentiment. Then the card needed just a bit more so I found some small shells and anchor in my die collection and grouped them in the corner.
The Card Concept is taking a summer break so this is the last challenge until September 8th!! That also means you have a LOT of time to create cards for our Long Summer Days challenge! I look forward to viewing the challenge gallery for all of your cards.
Stamps: Reverse Confetti Walk by Faith
Dies: Taylored Expressions Sitting Pretty Nautical, My Favorite Things Peek-a-boo Window (rectangle)
Paper: Honey Bee Stamps Beach Vibes 6x6 pad
Other: Pretty Pink Posh Sea Glass gems