Apr 122012

Last month my DH and I were in Mexico for a couple of weeks.  I packed some cardstock, my Copics and a few stamps so that I could stamp and color while enjoying the warm sun and ocean surf.  It was such fun!

Both of today’s cards were created using scenes that I colored there.  The images are from Flourishes “Beach Life” set.

A white gel pen was used to accent the tree trunks.


On this second card the flower center was made by splitting a small punched circle of cardstock in two.  This created a “fuzzy” texture where the layers were torn apart.

A black line was drawn with a Copic Multiliner for the horizon, and the sand was dotted using the white gel pen.

Surf’s Up!!  Happy Crafting!
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Card 1

Stamps: Flourishes “Beach Life”

Papers: PTI Select White and Hawaiian Shores; Echo Park “Happy Days” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; White Gel Pen; Copics:

Accessories: Pearls; Fiscars Waves Border Punch; Maya Road Ruffle Edge Ribbon; Lace

Card 2

Stamps: Flourishes “Beach Life” and SU “On the Grow”

Papers: PTI Select White, Hawaiian Shores and New Leaf; Echo Park “Happy Days” Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; White Gel Pen; 0.1 Copic Multiliner; Copics:

Accessories: Pearl; Organdy Ribbon; Prima

16 Responses to “Beach Life”

  1. These are a beautiful, Susan! Love the idea of separating paper for a more velvety texture. Glad you had such a relaxing trip. Mexico in March away from the rain sounds perfect!

  2. Love the wave die at the top of the palm tree card – too fun :) Your cards make me want to go to the beach but that is not an option until summer time for us LOL! No palm trees up here, but we do have a lovely beach to enjoy – with some rather cold water LOL. Loving the turquoise as it is taking me to the tropics :) Well done on both.

  3. What wonderful, serene, relaxing cards! I love the images and gorgeous aqua colors, and all I can think of saying is “Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!”

  4. Your cards have the perfect beach feeling to them. Love the colors. I am envious of your trip. I would love to get out of our crazy weather for a few days.

  5. Beautiful coloring and designs, Susan. Your embellishments are perfect. Love the touch of lace.

  6. Susan, these are fabulous. Love the wave punch on the top! Love the thought of you coloring these on vacation even more!

  7. Love your cards and the colors are so inviting…wish I was at the beach!

  8. Susan, your cards are gorgeous (as always)!! I’m in awe of your coloring talent, and I love how you use your gel pen to create the finishing touches…just perfect.

    Lucky you getting a fun, relaxing beach vacation with your hubby. Hope you weren’t anywhere near the huge earthquake.

  9. Thud!!! Wow!! Awesome idea to use pearls as coconuts!! Love these cards totally Susan.

  10. Soooooo pretty and peaceful! The blue looks warm and relaxing! ….which soudns weird. :)

  11. Lovin these Susan, you are making me long for Summer!!~

  12. Now, that’s my idea of a vacation…Mexico, beach, sun, and copics!!!! Your cards are gorgoeus, Susan….Love your coloring and what beautiful stamps!!!!

  13. These are both terrific, such great coloring, I bet you had some great inspiration too!!! Sounds like a wonderful vacation, relaxing and making cards, can’t beat that :)

  14. Lucky ducky having a fun in the sun time in Meheeco. Wiishing for a place to have the same but no water wonder land here in Montana.
    Love your cards and they are a perfect reminder of your great time on a beach. Pat

  15. Ohhhh, I have this set but I haven’t used it in a while. I need to….I love it! Great cards. I love that wave edge and how you added pearls to the palm trees and sand. I’ll have to remember to do that. :)

  16. I love how you use to half perl to set a great focus! Mexico is still on my list *dream* … and your cards made me dream of good old times on the beach! Thanks for sharing!

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