I immediately thought of an underwater scene, but since I don't have any seaweed stamps, I went with Harvest Berries (heat embossed in white), and Turning a New Leaf, stamped in Americana ink, as well as heat embossed in clear powder onto the Aqua Mist card stock panel.
I sponged the following inks over the stamped images: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, and Blueberry Sky. I added 3 Simple Seashells and then a layer of vellum, to make it look like it was all underwater. One more seashell was added on top, along with a heat embossed sentiment from Keep it Simple: Birthday, to finish it off.
This next one was actually my first panel, but I wasn't happy with the colours. I didn't think it went with the inspiration photo very well, so I made it into another card. I was going for masculine cards, as I have some male friends with birthdays coming up. These colours are out of my comfort zone, but it's good to go there once in a while, right?
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