At the beach

This poor kid has a squiggle face that always make me think he’s a natural red head standing in the sun without any sunblock on.   😳  I’ve been toying with backgrounds and this card is no exception.  It is a combination of ink blending, stencils, and copic coloring.




To begin I stamped the little boy from The Greeting Farm in Memento ink on the A2 panel. I stamped the image again on masking tape and trimmed it out, covering up my initial stamped image.  Next I stamped the small crab close to the little boy.  Covering the panel with my Simon Says Stamp stencil, I taped it in place and then masked off certain areas of the stencil.

Taking Distress Ink in Mermaid Lagoon, I covered the open areas of the stencil.  I then removed the stencil and blended ink on the white areas of the waves in Peacock Feathers and the sky in Mermaid Lagoon.  I colored the sand using copic markers and made fine dots with a black pen.


I removed the mask off the little boy and colored him and the crab using my copic markers.  To finish the card I added some white to the boy’s eyes and a mix of my clear Glaze pen and Glossy Accents to add shine to different areas of the card!

Thanks for stopping by!




  1. Such a fun scene you put together! Love it! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!


  2. I really like your background. I colored a mermaid today and really struggled with “where” she was! I have pinned this idea for next time. 😀


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