Good Saturday morning.  I’m sorry to have been away for several days.  I’ve had a hard work week along with needing to work on some special project commitments.  I really enjoyed making this project today for the Splitcoaststampers Beach Themed  Inspiration Challenge.  You can check out the Pinterest Inspiration Site here. My card was inspired by the carved bird art piece found here and was made using the Impression Obsession Shore Birds, All-in-One Frames Rectangles 2 and Small Grass.  I got a little carried away with the Liquid Applique so my ocean is quite frothy but I still like the way it came out. 

KC Impression Obsession Shore Birds 3 left

I started by lightly sponging in the sane, water and sky using a stylus and foam tip.  The sky was made using my retired Stampin’ Up! cloud template.  I applied Liquid Applique on the water and tapped lightly with my finger to spread it out and then heated with my heat gun. I applied a light coating of glossy accents on the water and sprinkled with glitter to add a touch of sparkle, dusted it off lightly and then set aside to dry. I cut the frame and applied thin strips of mounting tape and attached to the scene layer.  I applied ATG adhesive to the back and attached to the card base.

 

KC Impression Obsession Shore Birds 3 center

The birds were all cut using white cardstock and colored with markers and mini applicators. I cut a couple sections of grass and tucked in behind the frame and attached with glossy accents.  The birds were popped up in the scene with mounting tape.

KC Impression Obsession Shore Birds 3 right

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Card size”  5.50” x 4.25”