Hi friends! It’s Bobbi Lemanski here with a fun summer card featuring one of my favorite beach dudes… the gator! The alligator and surf boards are from the Jane’s Doodles set, Surf’s Up. Here are the details…

My 5″ X 7″ (A7 size) card base is made from Neenah 80lb Solar White cardstock. I used a sun/sea die design cut from watercolor paper that I colored with watercolor paints. I use Canson XL watercolor paper with Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor paint to make the painted design. This circular design creates the backdrop for the cute gator sand scene.

I stamped the images in black and colored the gator and surf boards. I also stamped a little starfish from the Summer Icons stamp set, too. I colored the images using the following Copic Marker colors:
Gator: YG67, YG17, YG03, YG00, B04, B00, R20, R22, R14, R29
Surf Boards: R20, R14, R22, YR16, YR15 and a white gel pen
Starfish: R00, E50
Sand: E43, E42, E50 and a fine-tip black marker for the specks in the sand
The images were fussy cut and attached to the backdrop. I hand cut the bottoms of the surfboards at an angle to make them look like they are stuck in the sand. The gator was attached using foam tabs to make him stand out. I like that the gator goes beyond the backdrop on the side, too. Lastly, I stamped the word “Brah!” to the bottom right of the design to finish the card.
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