This card does remind me of Paradise, as I love the ocean. It's been awhile since I have been able to go enjoy the beach.
With the Waves of the Ocean Designers Series Paper, the Waves Inspiration Stamp Set and the Palm Dies this card is a snap to make.
I put the big Wave Stamp on to my Stamparatus. I find when I have a large stamp, the Stamparatus works great, because if I don't get a good inking it is a snap to reink and stamp again. With this card, I wanted lots of ink, so I stamped a couple three times.
By stamping several times, there was a lot of ink of the Designer Series Paper, and I was then able to go in with my Water Painters and pull the color around to highlight the wave more.
I die cut the Palm Tree in Basic White Card Stock and the Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, which on sale until the end of month at 25% off. I then used my Stampin' Write Markers in Early Espresso and Garden Green to color in the Palm Trees.
For the verse in side I used the Paradise Palms Stamp Set. I love the saying in this stamp set: "Retirement Wishes", "Hope You Find a Little Paradise Wherever You May Be" and "Wishing You a Warm and Beachy Kind of Day". These are sentiments that I didn't have in my stamp collection. I also love the fond of the stamps.
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