First I found an image of a round wooden frame on the internet. I edited it in Photoshop before printing onto white card and cutting out. I took an A4 piece of white card, scored and folded it in half, then drew round the frame making sure it slightly overlapped the fold at the top. I then cut the card out to the shape of the frame.
Next I took a few bits of cotton wool and used them to 'paint' a sunset scene on the card with permanent dye inks. (Cotton wool gives a lovely soft feel without any hard edges.) Using the frame as a size guide, I drew a couple of palm trees onto black card and cut them out.
I added 2mm foam squares to the palm trees and stuck them in place, ensuring the edges would be underneath the frame. For the frame I used 3mm foam squares to give further dimension and make sure it sat above the palm trees.
For the tag I used a textured piece of cream card and inked it to blend in with the frame. I matted a Making Memories sentiment onto black card, glueing it at an angle onto the tag. I punched a hole and used basic string to complete it before glueing in place onto the frame.
For the final touch, I added some shimmer chalk to the palm trees and the reflection of the sun on the water.
I have created this card for two challenges:
1. Crafty Cardmakers: #95 Holiday
2. Joanna Sheen: Don't be square!