Summer Waves Flip Flop

Hey everybody! A very Happy Tuesday to you – I hope your week is off to a great start! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! I’ve been having the best time playing with alcohol inks and I created this flip flop for my growing (albeit ‘slow growing’ here lately, lol) paper shoe collection! I used my own flip flop template HERE. Alcohol ink backgrounds are so addictive… I go for long periods without playing with alcohol inks and then when I get them out to play, I can’t stop! Stay tuned for more pretty backgrounds coming your way! ;)

I cut a panel from Core’dinations 65# vellum and created the background with Ranger Cool Peri, Purple Twilight, Eggplant, Aqua, and Sailboat Blue alcohol inks along with a few drops of Ranger Alcohol Blending Solution. Just before the panel was dry, I pressed a piece of Spellbinders Silver Glimmer Hot Foil onto it which left small bits of the silver foil. I always let my alcohol ink backgrounds dry for at least 24 hours before working with them. I used my Xyron 510 to add the inked panel to a Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock panel, and then hand-cut the flip flop base and straps from the inked panel. I assembled the flip flop and created a two-layer decorative embellishment using the Stampin’ Up Swirly Bird stamp set with Catherine Pooler Serenade ink, cut with the Stampin’ Up Swirly Scribbles Thinlits from silver metallic foil cardstock.

Here’s a peek at the sole created with the Stampin’ Up Cable Knit Textured Impressions embossing folder. I love giving the soles of my flip flops some life, lol! ;)

And one more look… I’m smitten with this one! Loving how this turned out and wishing I had a pair just like it in real life! ;)

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #1-2022 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: January 2022 #1 – Anything Goes
3. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #119 – Anything Goes
4. Crafty Calendar Challenge: January Anything Goes
5. Crafty Catz: #578 – Anything Goes w/ optional Checks or Plaids (no twist)
6. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #174 – Anything Goes
7. River of Creativity: #9 – Anything Goes
8. The Creative Crafters: #48 – Anything Goes
9. Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: January Anything Goes
10. World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge: #01-January 2022 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Core’dinations 65# vellum, Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock, Hygloss Silver Metallic Foil cardstock
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Swirly Bird stamp set
Ink: Ranger alcohol inks- Cool Peri, Purple Twilight, Eggplant, Aqua, and Sailboat Blue; Catherine Pooler Serenade ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up Swirly Scribbles Thinlits
Accessories: We R Memory Keepers Large Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Ranger Alcohol Blending Solution, Spellbinders Silver Glimmer Hot Foil, Xyron 510, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Stampin’ Up Cable Knit Textured Impressions embossing folder

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this flip flop! If you use my template, I’d love to see your creativity! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

9 thoughts on “Summer Waves Flip Flop”

  1. Wow! This flip flop turned out awesome! I love the pattern you’ve achieved with your alcohol inks and hot foil! Very cool that you’ve used the embossing folder for the sole too!!

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  2. Coincidences Leslie, I too have been playing alcohol inks this afternoon and would you believe purple and silver as well but with a bit of green thrown in. But my finished project is not as imaginative as your flip flop, it’s a super entry at River of Creativity, lovely to see you again, thank you.

    B x

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  3. This is super pretty, Leslie! How did you get interested in creating/collecting paper shoes? I would love to know! Thanks for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, and good luck! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

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