Hello stampers! It's time for another Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge and this time it's a photo inspiration. These are some of my favorite challenges to participate in. I was inspired by the top left photo. I also used the sketch from Fab Friday 117 to help me out.
I started out by covering my clear acrylic block with Pool Party at the bottom, Bermuda Bay in the middle and Pacific Point at the top for the sky. I misted the whole thing with water and laid the block right on my piece of Whisper White cardstock. I love the way it turned out. I also used the water/wave stamp from High Tide to add waves to the Pool Party part, but you really can't see it.
I added the sea birds to the sky in Basic Black and then stamped and fussy cut the starfish from Picture Perfect. I stamped the starfish in Crumb Cake on white, but in hindsight I wish I would have stamped it on Crumb Cake paper. I think it might have looked richer.
I gave the starfish a little dimension by laying it face down on a mouse pad then lightly running the large end of my stylus all over the back. It breaks down the fibers in the paper a bit. I added two dimensionals to the back and popped it onto the card front.
I finished it off with a nice, crisp strip of Pacific Point, the sentiment, and some linen thread.
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!