I created this layout recently to help market a We R Memory Keepers cardstock pad for Archivers. This is a photo from our last trip to the Gulf Coast before we moved out west. There are a lot of fun things going on with this page--I really wanted to focus on the versatility of cardstock, and all the fun and cool techniques you can use with it. So...this is what I came up with (pardon the glare on the custom buttons):
I punched cardstock wave borders, layered them, and cut them out into a larger wave shape. To add some shimmer and dimension I painted a thick coat of Mod Podge over it, and then sprinkled some Martha Stewart clear glass micro-beads. The Mod Podge holds them on perfectly, as long as you use a thick enough coating.
I also did some misting with my new Studio Calico Mister Huey mists I got from ScrapbookSteals.com. I started with some Heirloom Blue, and then cut out some cloud shapes to use as masks. Then I sprayed quite a bit of Opaque White and removed the masks. Once it dried, I outlined the clouds with a grey felt tip pen to add some definition.
I used my Crop-A-Dile III to emboss the sun and then I sanded the embosses shapes. I added some hand-stitched loop-de-loop sun rays with my Sew Easy tool and some WRMK variegated floss.
Lastly, I sanded and distressed the edges of the beach to give it some depth and texture. Lots of fun things you can do with cardstock, and I love the colors of this particular pad!