This is another card that was born from the DTGD challenges. The fun cat mermaid image from The Cat's Pajamas was a nice match to the seaside-themed papers from Doodlebug Design. While making my DTGD challenge cards, I've been trying to use paper and carstock scraps, and I found this old shimmery purple paper in my stash. This actually dates back to when I first started scrapbooking and had to hunt down for supplies in local crafts stores (before scrapbooking supplies were added to their regular product lines). It added the perfect touch to this card, which a shimmery frame, and I used the rest of the sheet to make a matching envelope. The paper is translucent, so the person who'll receive the card will actually catch a glimpse of it through the envelope before opening it.
The sentiment was created using the Sunshine Sayings and Sunshine Wishes bundle (stamp set and Thilnlits) from Stampin' Up!, and the sentiment reads, "Sunny Wishes." I've cut out of the word out of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.
Stamps: By the Sea (The Cat's Pajamas), Souhaits et voeux (Sunshine Sayings - Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Shimmery purple Paper (Canson)
Patterned Papers: Under the Sea (Doodlebug Design)
Ink: Perfect Plum, Tuxedo Black Memento
Accessories: Envelope Punch Board, Under the Sea Stickers (Doodlebug Design),
Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies, Layering Squares Framelits Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals, Markers