Good Monday morning. I have a fun die cut flip flops beach scene to share with you today using the Impression Obsession Better with Flip Flops as the focal point. I paired it with Flip Flops, Beach Fence, Small Grass Border and Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames.
The Sand, Ocean and Sky
I have to admit that the colors for the sentiment and ocean were chosen to match the flower designer paper that I used for the flip flops. I used a stylus and foam tip to apply tan ink to the sand area of the scene. I cut an additional strip of sand using my deckle scissors and and colored it to match the scene base. I cut a piece of Eclipse masking tape, placed it across the middle of the scene layer and applied the navy ink with the stylus and foam tip. The mask was removed and I used the stylus and foam tip along with a cloud stencil to create the clouds. I dabbed the stylus foam tip on scratch paper several times before using it with the stylus since the ink was so dark. I wanted the same shade of blue for the sky but only wanted light touches of it.
The Sea Foam
I heat dried the scene so the brown and blue ink would not seep out onto the white embossing paste. Then I dabbed embossing paste on the water area of the scene to create the sea foam and sprinkled it with glitter before it dried to add sparkle.
The Frame, Grass and Fence
I used double stick tape to attach the two largest frame sections together and then attached the sand layer to the back bottom of the frame. I applied thin strips of mounting tape all the way around the back of the frame and then attached it over the scene card base. I colored the fence sections and bent them a little bit to make it appear old. I tucked the fence and grass in behind the sand layer and attached using glossy accents.
Finishing the Die Cut Flip Flops Beach Scene
I cut the sentiment using dark blue paper to match the ocean and flowers in the flip flops. Oooops…..it was a little to large to fit inside the sky area of the scene without overlapping the dark blue water and making it so you couldn’t read the last word. I had no choice but to secure some of the sentiment to the top of the frame. I rolled up a long strip of 1/4″ double stick tape and attached pieces of it to the back of several keys letters and attached it to the scene.
I cut the flip flops out of retired designer paper and attached the pieces together using glossy accents. I finished by attaching the flip flops to the frame with pieces of mounting tape.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my die cut flip flops beach scene with the deep blue sea. It is a bit unusual but I really like how it pops against the pure white frame and card base.