I created this one-layer card by first stamping and masking the palm tree. I then masked off the top and bottom of the ink-blended panel. Once that was complete, I used some torn paper as a mask for the sand. The reverse of that mask was used for the sea, along with another straight piece of paper. Finally I sponged in the sky. All the inks I used for the sponging were Distress Oxide inks and the paper is Bristol Smooth.
Once I was finished, I removed all the masks, colored the palm tree and used a Sharpie paint pen to add the waves and foam. To give the tree something to "rest" on, I stamped the sentiment right underneath. The birds are from the Party Like a Pirate set.
I'm also adding this to the AAA Cards Masking challenge. Thanks for visiting.
Stamps: Penguins in Paradise, Party Like a Pirate (MFT)
Ink: Intense Black, Versafine Onyx Black, Antique Linen, Broken China, Salty Ocean Distress Oxides
Cardstock: Bristol Smooth
Dies: Blueprints 25 (MFT)
Accessories: Copics, White Sharpie Paint Pen
Edited to Add: This card got a shout out at AAA Cards.