ho just doesn't love a bright and stunning beachy card.!!
Especially when is is paired my with my favorite stamp sets Friends are like Seashells and High tide and lastly embossing paste for the magic finishing touch. Love you to the Beach and Back is just one of the many Fabulous greetings on the Friends are like Seashells stamp set.
This card is absolutely fun and easy to make with my simple Ingredients listed below.
So lets get started!!
First your going to want to start off with your card base. I choose to use Bermuda Bay cardstock 8.5 x 5.5 and scored at 4.25 on the 8.5 side.
Two Whisper white panels at 4 x 5.25
One panel will be the Beach scene and stamped with water stamp image from High Tide and the other panel is embossed using Seashells 3D Embossing folder in your Stampin' cut & embossing Machine or any machine you have.
The first panel is stamped using the water stamp image from High Tide stamp set with the Balmy Blue and Costal Cabana inks. The water image covers roughly 3/4 of the card.
Then an aqua painter brush is lightly used to blend in some of the water. At the top of card I used the aqua painter and Balmy blue to water color in a faint blue sky.
Once top of card was dry. The Seagull stamp image from the High tide stamp set was stamped on the top of panel using Basic Grey ink.
The white panel with embossed seashells will now be stamped with the matching images from the Friends are Like Seashells stamp set.
Largest shell is stamped with Rococo Rose, Second largest image with Seaside Spray, and smallest shell with Sahara Sand.
If you own the dies you can then die cut out the shells in one shot. But if you like me, you cut them out by hand even though you have the dies. Either way is fine.
***Just a side note if you had difficulty lining up shells with stamped image. I suggest cutting them out by hand so you can manipulate the image to get a nice white clean border around each shell.
At this point you should have 3 shells cut out.
Next you will need a small scrap of whisper white cardstock to stamp the greeting: Love you to the Beach and Back, Ink pad used was Bermuda Bay. If you want to use the same die cut image I used then place the (Tasteful Labels Die) around your stamp image.
***Honestly you can use any punch or die image you have that makes sense for this part of the card.
In this last step we will be working with the glitter embossing paste, pallet knives, Sahara Sand reinker.
***side note any lighter brown or light color re-inker is fine and white embossing paste.
On a rubber Silicone mat or scrap paper if that's what you got. Use your pallet knife to put paste down then use a drop of your re-inker on paste. Use your knife to mix paste and color ink thoroughly. *** if you need more paste please use different pallet knife to get more out of embossing container. This way you do not contaminate your white paste.
Once paste is mixed up nicely. Load up paste on pallet knife and spread across the bottom panel of your beach water scene. Add more paste to build up the area and use you pallet knife to clean off the side and bottom area. This way paste isn't hanging over the edges. Once this is accomplished you will have a nice beachy sandy area to place in your shells. Go ahead and now place in the shells in to the paste and add the opal embellishments using your take a pick tool to lightly place the opals into the sand. LET DRY!!
Roughly it can take and hour or more to dry depending upon how much paste was added.
*** The shells will dry in sand no adhesive is need to hold them in that also goes for opal embellishments. You can add dimensionals to back side of the larger shells before placing them in the sand.
While waiting for sand to dry. Add dimensionals to the back side of your greeting: Love you to the beach and back and place it in partly in the sky and water.
Once paste is dry. Card panel can now be placed on the Bermuda Bay card stock.
I hope you enjoyed making this card with me.
I'm excited for the opportunity for you to stamp with me once again.