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You are JAWsome! ( Duh-nuh!)

Hi crafty peeps!!  Kari with you today once again to share another card - this time we've gone to the sharks!  DUH NUH!  - teehee!

Before I get into the details of my card today, I just wanted to share this funny tid bit.  It is crazy how sometimes ideas pop in my head, or I see inspiration somewhere, and once I try to get it down on paper - literally, every so often the whole thing takes a crazy turn.  Well, that is what happened for this card.  I had no intentions of creating a scene card.  I was inspired by a color pattern off of a kleenex box I have in my home.  All it was is a thick teal "watercolor" looking stripe on one end, and a bright green on the other end and white space in the middle.  So that is how I started and I wanted to add a bit of texture so I used some Tim Holtz Water color card stock.  And then...

I thought more and more of what I could do...and remembered I haven't used the adorable - (and I use that term loosely of course) shark from Duh-nuh which is such a fun little set from Lawn Fawn.  So, that is where I started on my scene making journey with this card.  

As I was looking at this background piece, I thought how fun it would be to have some sand in the middle.  Now I know skies aren't green, but on my little island of paradise, they are...and made of Twisted Citron Distress Ink :)  To me, I think it works.  You gotta keep in mind of where I started with this card, and I was loyal to this one panel - *grin*

I torn on both ends of some kraft card stock to create a sandy beach, and then I added some elements from Lawn Fawn's Life is Good which is an older set.  I wanted to create some waves to my water - so I used the Ocean Waves Accents Dies which is fun way to create additional accents to the scene.  I stamped out the shark, shark fin, the sand bucket, two palm trees and the hammock.  I colored them all in with Copic markers, and then used the coordinating dies for all the images to cut them out.  

Once I die cut the images, I started to layout my scene and one by one, it was all coming together. For the sandy beach panel, I added a bit of Brushed Corduroy to the edges and a bit to the middle, and also added some dot detail with Copic Markers and white gel pen.

I love how my scene turned out.  And, to think, the inspiration started with a Kleenex box :)

Have a great week all!


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