Pretty As A Picture! (Creating A Polaroid Style Card)

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Today’s card was inspired by the current Art Impressions Blog Challenge called “V is for Vacation”. This challenge is to create any summer related card or project which can include beaches, travel, picnics or anything else that makes you think of summer!

I thought it would be fun to create this “pretty as a picture” card with a beach theme since my absolute happy place is the beach. Although, I have to admit that I love the beach anytime of the year! It is especially pretty after the first snowfall of the winter season! But let’s not think about winter yet!!!

I would like to start by saying that I know that Nina, who is a fellow Design Team Member, is currently doing a beautiful series using this Polaroid theme and I did not know that at the time I created this card and video. Sometimes this can happen….so I really recommend that you check out what she has been doing….she is amazing and I know you will love her new series! Hopefully this card will just add to the fun and inspiration!

Our focal image will be from the Ai Sailboat Window Set (5448). This is a beautiful summer scene!

For the coloring today we will be using the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens in the following colors: Blender, Sugared Almond Pink, Peach Pink, Lt Violet, Yellow, Haze Blue, Lt Blue, Cobalt Blue, Turquoise Green, May Green, Green, Lt Gray, Green Gray, Beige, Mid Brown. Once the coloring is complete we can cut and assemble our little polaroid.

Now let’s create the pretty background using the sea shells from the Ai Gull-Friends Set (5399). We will be stamping a variety of shells using the Staz-on Snowflake Ink Pad onto some Warms Smooth Cardstock.

Next we can add some sparkle and shine using the Wink of Stella Glitter Pen. To do this we will place some of the ink onto our glass media mat and spritz it with a bit of water and use a small paint brush to spatter the entire panel. You really have to see this in person to see how beautiful it looks! We will also spatter this same panel with the Bleed Proof White Ink for added interest.

We can add a nice mauve colored velvet ribbon using the Tim Holtz Velvet Trims. After we add the ribbon we can pop-up this panel onto our card base. This card base is created using the Warms Smooth Cardstock.

Let’s add the “Seas the Day” sentiment using that same Ai Gull-Friends Set (5399).

Finally, we can add some pretty pink sequins from the Picket Fence Studios “all about the pinks” Sequin Mix.

This card design is so easy and fun and can be used with any of your Ai Shadowbox Window Stamp Sets….and there are so many of these to chose from…it will be difficult to decide which ones to use!

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Art Impressions Sailboat Window Set (5448) (Art Impressions) (

Art Impressions Gull-friends Set (5399) (Art Impressions)

Art Impressions Watercolor Travel Box (4924) (Art Impressions)

Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen (Art Impressions)

Dr. Ph Martin’s Bleed Proof White (Art Impressions)

Tim Holtz idea-ology Velvet Trims – Warms (

Tim Holtz Titanium Shears 9.5″ (

Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer (

Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad (

Staz-on Pigment Ink Pad – Snowflake (

Picket Fence Studios Sequin Mix – All About the Pinks ( Warms Smooth Cardstock (85lb) (

Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock (100lb) (

Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive (

LDRS Creative – STAMPendable Stamping Tool (

Dress My Craft Mini Score Board (

iCraft 3D Foam Tape (

Cricut Weeding Kit (

Tonic Studios – Craft Perfect – Double Sided Redline Tape (

Pinkfresh Studio Dual Tip Embellishmet Tool (

MISTI Original (

MISTI Sticky Mats (

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens (