Happy Thursday, everybody! I hope you’re having a fabulous week! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another cool DT inspiration project! I love Americana and I have a super awesome long-time friend who lives and breathes ‘beach’ so when I saw this amazing pair of giant birch flip flops in the Clear Scraps store, the wheels started turning! Stars and stripes, an Adirondack chair and beach sand, and this project came to life!
I painted the XL Wood Flip Flops base with white chalk paint and the straps with red chalk paint (two coats each) and let them dry. I stamped dots all over the straps in gold ink and set them aside to dry. I painted Multi Stars Chipboard Embellishments with two coats of blue chalk paint and sprinkled clear glitter on them while still wet. Once they were dry, I adhered them to the entire length of the left flip flop along with quite a few tiny stars punched from blue cardstock. I hand-cut stripes from red cardstock and adhered them to the right flip flop along with the Life Is Good Chipboard Word Title that I inked with gold ink to match the dots on the straps.
I embellished the bottom of the right flip flop with a stamped and layered tag tied with gold string, along with a stamped, embossed and die cut Adirondack chair and some beach sand fashioned from torn kraft paper.
The finishing touch was a large multi-looped bow fashioned from wide navy ribbon with a jewel brad embellishment in the center.
Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Blue cardstock, CutCardStock Basis Dark Red cardstock, CutCardStock Brown Bag Kraft paper
Stamps: Altenew Happy Dreams stamp set, Dare 2B Artzy Flip Flops stamp set
Ink/Paint: Folkart White Adirondack, Nautical and Tuscan Red Chalk Paint, Delicata Golden Glitz ink, Catherine Pooler Cranberry Fizz and Juniper Mist ink, American Crafts Gold Metallic Marker
Dies/Punches: CUTplorations Stitched Tags nesting dies, Dare 2B Artzy Flip Flops die set, Stampin’ Up Itty Bitty Star punch
Accessories: Big Shot, MISTI stamp tool, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Ranger Distress Collage Medium, Glossy Accents, Ranger Clear Embossing Powder, Stampin’ Up Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Eyelet Outlet Clear Jewel Gold Rim Brad, Zutter Bow-It-All v2.0, Really Reasonable Ribbon Gold Metallic String and Navy Silk Crush Ribbon, gold ribbon from stash
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing acrylic, wood and chipboard goodies at Clear Scraps… OMGoodness, you won’t be disappointed! And head on over to the Clear Scraps Facebook Page for lots of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Clear Scraps Facebook Creative Group to connect with other Clear Scraps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!