Saturday, August 22, 2020

The Beach Life

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog.

We have a brand new release of Beach & Tropical dies in the online store. We have 14 new designs in this release and they are currently on sale for a limited time at 25% off.

They are so perfect for creating beach themed birthday cards, thank you, thinking of you etc. Let your imagination soar! The Design Team has been showing some great samples to spark your creativity. If you haven't seen them, look back on the Blog for lots of eye candy.

For my card today, I am using the Surf Shack die and I created a thank you card for my son. He lives at the beach and is a surfer so this card is perfect for him. 
He just sent us a new television. Not that we were looking for one but now that it's here we have to decide where to put it. 
We already have a wall mounted set in our living room and we aren't sure we want to mess with taking it down. But we will figure something out. 

Design Steps:
I started off by die cutting the surf shack in various colors of card stock. You could also cut in white and color with your favorite medium. 
Next, I started creating the background. For the clouds I used a cloud stencil and tumbled glass distress ink. I cut this image panel from white cardstock at 4 1/2 x 5 3/4"
For the water, I used salty ocean distress inks and the sand was sponged with crumb cake ink
For added interest, I stamped some sand granules with a caramel ink.
And then stamped The Beach Life sentiment in a denim blue ink. I used my MISTI and stamped the sentiment 3x to get a darker image. 
Now that all the elements are prepared I am ready to start card assembly. I added the Surf Shack images onto the beach background. Everything is secured with double sided tape and Ranger multi medium matte. I used double sided tape to attach the image panel to the white card base. 
Card Base:  4 1/2" x 5 3/4". 
That completes my card. I hope I have given you some inspiration for a way to use this die. See you next Saturday!

Die I used to create card:


Sukie said...

Adorable card! I love the beach scene you created! And yay for a new tv, that is so awesome!

Pam MacKay said...

Love the surf shack such a great die! Fantastic beach scene Mary!