Here's the inspiration picture:
To create the background tiles, I stamped Dippy Dots background stamp on Kraft cardstock with Salty Ocean Distress ink. The sea images on the bottoms are stamped with Vintage Photo Distress. Then I dusted on some Mint Perfect Pearls. For even more shimmer...cause you can't EVER have enough...I mixed a little Perfect Pearl and water in a Mini Mister and sprayed that on. Edges are sponged with Distress Inks...but you already knew that...right?
Looks WAY better in real life! These closeup pics show a little of the shimmer.
The base cardstock is a natural white with flecks of color. Sometimes you just gotta pull away from the bright white...YKWIM?
Stamps - Paper Smooches Surf and Turf, Dippy Dots
Paper - The Paper Company Fiesta; A Muse Studio Kraft and Sugar
Ink - Ranger Jet Archival Black, Distress Black Soot, Vintage Photo, Salty Ocean
Misc. - Ranger Distress Markers Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans; Ranger Perfect Pearls Mint, Gold and Perfect Pearl; Mini Mister; Ink Distressing Tool; Crystal Glaze; Twine