Saturday, 2 July 2016

Two Beach Cards

It's the beginning of July and that means summer holidays, beaches, sand, and sunshine.  I'm fortunate enough to live in Vancouver, Canada within a 10 minute drive of our local beaches.

Today over at SCS, the Free for All challenge is to create a beach-themed card.  And the Mixability challenge is to use a favourite phrase or sentiment on a mixed media card.  I combined the two challenges and created this card:


I used a piece of fine grit sandpaper for the sand on the beach. I stamped my sentiment (isn't it a great one!?) on top of it and heat embossed it to make it stand out more.

The water is done with a piece of blue wavy dp. I inked up a text stamp with gesso and wiped a bit of it off so that it stamped randomly on the blue dp. I tore the bottom edge of it to create the waves lapping on the sand. To make some whitecaps and the froth of the waves reaching the sand, I used some watered down white acrylic paint.

I die cut a bunch of small shells and sponged them with various Distress inks. I added a sponged die cut seagull to the top edge.


A few weeks ago I made a similar card that I never got around to posting.  It's a great companion to the card above, but uses different shell dies, bister for the water, and the sentiment stamped on the water instead of the sand.  Here it is:


The sea was made by tearing one edge of a piece of coated cs and then sprinkling with blue bister and spritzing. Once dry, I stamped a few bits of text by inking up the text stamp with white gesso (it's hard to see but it is there - upper right and lower left) and stamped the sentiment with archival ink.

Here's wishing everyone a wonderful summer!





Supplies for the first card:
Stamps - Impression Obsession sentiment, Stampers Anonymous text stamp
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black, various Distress Inks
Paper - white cs, sandpaper, Paper Studio dp
Size - A2
Accessories - Impression Obsession bird die, Memory Box shell dies, white acrylic paint, white gesso, clear embossing paste 

Supplies for the second card:
Stamps - Impression Obsession sentiment, unknown text stamp 
Ink - Archival Jet Black, various Distress inks 
Paper - white cs, coated cs, sandpaper 
Size - 4.75" square
Accessories - blue bister, white gesso, Elizabeth Craft Designs shell dies, fun foam    



4 comments:

  1. Both of these are AWESOME, Susan! I love the look of the sentiment on the water, the sandpaper and that fabulous sentiment!

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  2. Two beautiful cards Susan. LOVE the sand paper, it's perfect! And LOVE your gesso stamped background with bird, and your gesso on bister. Both are so creative. xx

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  3. What fun and creative cards! Such great looks for the sand & water.

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  4. What fun and creative cards! Such great looks for the sand & water.

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