I started by creating the beach scene on a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock. I created a mask from torn copy paper and sponged Antique Linen at the bottom. I then took the small dot stamp from Distressed Patterns and stamped over the sand to give some texture. I did the same thing to the card base behind where the slider was going to go.
I then reversed the mask and also added a straight piece of paper to separate the sea from the sky. The sea was sponged with broken China and the sky with Tumbled Glass. Partway through sponging the sky, I remembered I had the Cloud Stencil so used it but you can hardly see it. I stamped the waves from Otterly Love You in white ink and also used a white gel pen to put dots of "sea foam" between the sand and sea. Finally, I stamped a couple of birds and set the panel aside.
I stamped, colored and die-cut various images from the stamp set and then placed them onto the panel so I could decide where to place my slider element. Once I was happy with placement, I die-cut the slider component and placed a slider mechanism behind the beach panel before adhering to the card base using foam tape. It was at this point I realised I had forgotten to die-cut the "waves" so I could slot the ship into the gap, so to fix the problem I die-cut the bottom of the ship with the waves die and you can't tell the difference!
All the images were then adhered to the card, and I finished by going over some of the elements with Glossy Accents.
Thanks for visiting! I'm also going to link this up to Sweet Stampin's Creations for Children Challenge.
Stamps: Party Like a Pirate, Otterly Love You, Distressed Patterns (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice Hybrid, Antique Linen, Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Unicorn White
Cardstock: White, X-Press It, Bristol Smooth
Dies: Party Like a Pirate, Otterly Love You, Surf & Turf (MFT)
Accessories: Copics, Glossy Accents