If you have never checked out the blog of Michelle Zindorf, you should. The woman is a genius when it comes to building scenes with ink! In my card today I sort of combined two of her tutorials (here and here) to create this beach-themed card for my husband's grandfather. (We live in Rhode Island so it is extremely fitting.) I'm not nearly as good at using a brayer as Michelle (must need more practice) so I ended up sponging in some of my ink. And I don't have many ink colors, so I used creamy caramel for the sand and tempting turqoise and night of navy for the water (all by SU!). The card uses the Pretty Patterns #8 sketch (My Time Made Easy), the Pixie Cottage Challenge #68 to use either their sketch or make one for the boys, the Clearly Inspired Challenge #27 (Clear Dollar Stamps--who is having a fabulous retirement sale by the way) to use turquoise, and the Make It Monday (Papertrey Ink) challenge to use selective inking. The card is pretty self explanatory. The papers are from DCWV (check out the sand that makes up the background), the shell stamps are from a wheel (have not used one of those in a long time) that I "selectively" inked and the sentiment (both parts on the front and the longer part inside) is from PTI's Big Birthday Wishes that I also "selectively" inked. And the tag was made from a labels 4 die by spellbinders.