I had so much fun playing with my Newton's Nook stamps, that I thought I would keep going. For today's card, I wanted to play with the Landscape Trio dies from Mama Elephant. It took me forever to get these dies. They were always sold out; I mean everywhere! I've always thought that the scalloped one would work well for surf too so I cut it out a couple of times, inked it up with some Distress Inks and used one of the sloped dies to cut out some more of the DCWV paper for the beach. On the background panel, I stamped the double bird stamp and colored with copics. I covered it with a mask and used the negative from the die cuts for the surf to sponge in some background clouds in the sky. I added a few birds to the background. I had to cheat for these. I had pulled the bird stamp off the Flirty Flamingos set, but when it came time to stamp I could not find them anywhere! I'm sure they will turn up when I clean off my craft desk (it's embarrassing to admit this, but this happens all the time). So I used the birds from Lawn Fawn's Life Is Good set. I layered everything together and then ran it through my die cut machine using the stitched frame from Mama Elephant's Femme Frames, which I also finally find this week after stalking the various websites for a long time to try to find a place where it, too, wasn't sold out (Ellen Hudson had it in the Basics set). I then used some cute yellow paper from the Echo Park 6x6 paper pad A Perfect Summer to cut out the larger frame. I tied some raffia around the beach and then used pop dots to place the panel on the yellow paper and adhered that to the card base. I added Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents to the flamingos. I added white Wink of Stella to the "surf" and some clear sequins to finish it off. Because it's a beach themed card, it fits the challenge over at Newton's Nook to create a beach themed card. You can find lots of inspiration on their post here. The challenge is open until August 8th, so go check it out and play along!