I used Copics to color the bathing suits and a retired Stampin' Up card stock for matting called Almost Amethyst. It was one of my favorites so when I heard they were discontinuing it, I bought a lot! It goes well with the Brushed Lilac Distress Ink. I used an MFT die called Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX to get the scalloped edge and the stitching. Stitching adds so much to a card!
For my second card I used one I saw by Kay Miller for inspiration. I absolutely love the cards she makes. You can see Kay's card here. I have to admit, Kay is one of my favorite designers. I love everything that she makes! I used leaves from an old Stampin Up set called Best Blossoms. It's a leafy branch. I'm sure if you look in your stash you have something similar. I used Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink on the tips of the leaves and inked the rest with Mowed Lawn to get the two-tone look.
The rest of the stamps are all from My Favorite Things. The dog is from a set called Lucky Dog, the cat is from the Cool Cat set and the flower is from a set called Blissful Blooms. I colored them with Copic markers and cut them out so I could raise them up with a little foam tape. The sentiment is from the Lucky Dog set, too. I used the Misti to stamp the words so I could get them nice and dark to show up on top of the leaves!
I hope you enjoyed the cards today and I hope that you are finding some time to stamp!