Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Beach Theme Card

 

This is my second entry into Honey Bee Stamps Buzzworthy Challenge #57 Beach Theme.

I really love the Simple Stories You Are Here! paper collection that I used on this card. It's the perfect collection for a beach theme or tropical inspired card. I combined it with flip flops, a flamingo, a starfish and palm trees. Distress Oxide Inks were used to make the sand and water portions of the card. It really makes me wish I was at the beach!

If you'd like to make this card and learn how I made the starfish look like it's covered in sand, keep reading for step-by-step instructions, as well as a full list of the supplies I used to create the card.

 

Let's Make This Card! 

The first step is to die cut a piece of white cardstock using the largest die from the Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle die set. Next, use a blender brush to apply scattered straw Distress Oxide Ink to the cardstock. To add more interest to the sand, I flicked some vintage photo Distress Ink and scattered straw Distress Oxide Ink onto the cardstock.

To achieve this look simply smoosh some vintage photo and scattered straw inks onto a glass mat and mix in some water. Dip a tiny brush into the mixture and flick it onto the sand.  



 

Next, cut a "sand dune" out of white cardstock using the same stitched rectangle die along with a Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border die. Use the same techniques that were mentioned in the previous steps to ink the white cardstock and make it look like sand.


 

Die cut the 3 round peek-a-boo windows using the circle dies from the My Favorite Things Triple Peek-a-Boo Window Die set. 

 

Next, emboss waves on white cardstock using a Darice wave embossing folder.

 

 

Apply tumbled glass Distress Oxide Ink to the embossed cardstock using a blender brush. You won't need to apply ink to the entire piece of cardstock because you will be cutting only 3 small circles to go behind the peek-a-boo windows. Apply peacock feathers Distress Oxide Ink to the raised portions of the waves using a blender brush. To add interest, I used a brush to flick water onto the inked areas, blotting the excess with a paper towel. I also smooshed peacock feathers and blueprint sketch ink onto my glass mat, adding water so that the ink was thin enough to flick onto the waves. 

 

Die cut the flip flops out of the tropical floral paper from the Simple Stories You are Here! 6x6 paper pad using a Honey Bee Stamps Flip Flop Builder die set. Assemble the flip flops using glue. 


Next, die cut the palm trees out of green cardstock and kraft cardstock. I used the palm tree dies from the Lawn Fawn Flamingo Together set.


 

Die cut 3 starfish from the Momenta Seashells die set. Glue the 3 starfish on top of each other to make a thicker starfish.

 
 

This next step is very cool! Emboss the starfish using Seth Apter Dirty Sand Baked Texture to make the starfish look like it's covered in sand.

 

Here is what the starfish looks like after the Dirty Sand Baked Texture has been applied. How cool is that? 

 

Stamp, color and die cut the flamingo. The flamingo is from the Lawn Fawn Flamingo Together stamp set. I used Copic markers R05, R22, N2, N3, and N6 to color the flamingo. Use a Pentel Milky Pop white pen to draw white accents on the flamingo.

 

Cut 3 circles from the embossed wave paper. Attach them behind the peek-a-boo windows using adhesive foam tape. Next, attach the entire piece to an A2 size card using adhesive foam tape.

 

Attach the sand dune to the card using adhesive foam tape.

 

It's time to put the flamingo, starfish and palm trees inside the windows. Use adhesive foam dots to attach the flamingo inside the bottom window.

Glue the palm trunks to the inside of the top right window. Use adhesive foam dots to attach the tops of the palm trees. Finally, use Beacon 3-in-1 glue to attach the starfish to the center window. 

 

Use a Lawn Fawn Hello Scripty Word die to cut the word hello. The top word was cut from faux wood paper from the Simple Stories You Are Here! 6x6 paper pad. The other 2 layers are  thick white cardstock. Glue these on top of each other to make a thicker title. 

 

You are almost finished! Attach the flip flops using adhesive foam dots. The foam dots should only be used to attach the top portion of the flip flops because they need to be level with the sand dune. Use glue to attach the bottom portion of the flip flops to the card. The final step is to glue hello title to the card. You are done! I hope you enjoyed making this beach themed card.


Thanks for stopping by my blog!


...Beth

 

 

Ingredients:

  • Honey Bee Stamps Flip Flop Builder Die Set

  • Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables Die Set

  • Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Borders

  •  My Favorite Things Triple Peek-a-Boo Window Die Set

  • Momenta Seashells Die Set

  • Lawn Fawn Flamingo Together Stamp and Die Set

  • Lawn Fawn Hello Scripty Word Die

  • Simple Stories Yu Are Here! 6x6 Paper Pad

  • Distress Oxide Ink: Peacock Feathers, Blueprint Sketch, Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw,

  • Distress Ink: Vintage Photo

  • Paint Brush

  • Blender Brush

  •  Darice Wave Embossing Folder

  • VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad

  • Seth Apter Dirty Sand Baked Texture

  • Heat Gun

  • Copic Markers: R05, R22, N2 N3, N6

  • Pentel Milky Pop White Pen

  • Adhesive Foam Dots & Tape

  • Beacon 3-in-1 Glue

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