Grab a java, this post is a little lengthy.... What a fun card! My starting point was the SCS sketch challenge today and I really wanted to use all these adorable images from MFT! I colored all these fun images with my copics to match the ribbon I used for towels on this card. To me they reminded me of those rattan mats you buy to go to the beach. I found the ribbon in the discount bin at M's (Bonus!)
This came to me this morning. I have this wonderful Italian sand I scooped off the beach myself. It felt a little funny packing sand in my suitcase. I was really wanting the true sand texture and dimension for this card so I mixed it with some Ultra Thick EP. I used my Glue pad to moisten a piece of cardstock and then spread this over the entire piece. I repeated this process twice just to get it nice and thick.
As you can see my original ribbon (bottom image) was not quite wide enough to be towels for my beach beauties. I sliced off the border and joined the two halves with scotch tape. It is on the backside no one will see.
Lastly a quick tip on my ribbon (towel) placement. I took my heat gun and reheated the areas where I wanted to set my towel. While the EP is still warm I smooshed the towels into the sand and they stuck wonderfully. I know this is a longer post today but I just wanted to share the fun process! Have a good one!