The first challenge was to show off our beach style, and it included some photo inspiration of the beach. There was one photo of a beach fence with flip flops hanging off of it. Now I don't have a beach fence . . . you know the kind with the wire and the long thin strips of wood. But I had bought a fence die from Sizzix a few years ago and had always wanted to make a card that had the fence as the front of the card. Today was the day!
Here is the card completely closed . . .
Slightly open . . .
And the inside of the card . . .
And since my inside sentiment indicates "take one step at a time", I thought it appropriate to leave one flip flop on the inside.
I finally used my $12.00 die to make the card I had always planned to make! And it only took about 3 years.
Seriously, if you have ever wondered about StampNation . . . it's the best crafty community I've ever been a part of and I highly recommend it.
Hope you find some time to craft this week. I will be crafting for my beach vacation all week.
Pattern Paper: UFO's from my scrap bin
Stamps: sandals4summer from The Stamps of Life
Dies: Sizzix Bigz Fence Die and Sandals Dies from The Stamps of Life
Ink: Ranger Archival Black
Ribbon: American Crafts and Stampin' Up
Other: Stampin' Up Fringe Scissors, Ki Rhinestones, Queen & Co. Candy Shop Stones