I started with a unique sized card that I enjoy making. The card base measures 6.25 x 3.5 and fits in a standard little mailing envelope. The panel that I work on is 6 x 3.25 and it leaves barely enough space to mount on some coordinating colored paper. I cut two panels from Bristol smooth paper and used one for the main base, and from the second I cut my stitched hill for the sand and my stitched waves. I used my brand new Blending Brushes from Taylored Expressions to lightly inkblend my layers. I normally use deep saturated colors but I wanted a light fun vibe for this card. I lightly splattered with clean water, white opaque ink, then darker watered down matching inks. I put those aside to dry while I worked on my images.