I have to mail this card, so I didn't want too many layers, so I used an inlaid technique. Instead of using die cuts, I used Design Space images. With the slice feature you can also get that inlaid look. I linked to one of my favorite designers, but there are tons of videos out there.
First I found a sand beach image in DS for my bottom layer, unfortunately this is part of Everyday Paperdolls and is not included in the monthly access package. ItI had to be re-sized and sliced to fit my card layer. Then I added a rectangle for the water and sliced the sand beach from the blue rectangle, as shown below.
I cut this blue layer with my Cricut Explore, then to create the wave layers, I used my MFT stitched scallops . Just turn them upside down and stagger them to cut your layers.
The palm tree is also a DS image and is included in the monthly subscription. I found this great little tool, Inkssentials Craft Nib holder, it allows you to use your ink pads like markers. That's how I added all the little details on the tree.
I used distress inks in Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean for the the water, and Brushed Cordoroy and Gathered Twigs, Vintage Photo for the sand and tree. On the leaves I used Peeled Paint and Bundled Sage.
I used MFT Stitched Rectangles , to cut my layers. These two sets are perfect for your card layers, best investment I have ever made.
As usual, I created an electronic die for my digital image and then used PTC in DS to cut my image.
Hope you enjoyed my card today.
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