Wednesday, June 12, 2024

By the Sea

 Hello Friends

As summer approaches I really enjoy making cards for the season.  Although it is pretty hot in Arizona the humidity is low.  The card I made for today reminds me of the time we lived in South Carolina close to Hilton Head Island.  It was beautiful but the humidity in the summer was unbearable.  

The card I am sharing would make a great Father's Day, retirement or birthday card for anyone who loves the ocean.  I am featuring the Lighthouse and Happy Dolphin dies today.

                        Background Photo by FreePiks

Designer Steps:

1.  White A2 card base, 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 white wood DP, 5 1/4 x 4 blue wood DP, Circle cut with the largest Circle die set .  Ink all the edges with TH Vintage Photo ink except the circle
2.  Glue the white wood DP to the card base and then glue the blue wood DP onto the white wood as shown above

3.  Using the largest Pierced Wide Circle Frame die cut out 3 in dark gray then glue together.  Use VersaMark ink in random areas then sprinkle with a cooper embossing powder
4.  Heat set the embossing powder.  Use a small hole punch or piercing tool and punch 8 small holes. Add small pewter brads as shown above
5.  Use the following dies LighthouseHappy DolphinScallop Shell, and Aloha & Ukulele: Cut the following colors of card stock dark gray (dolphin), red, wood DP, sand DP (lighthouse), rust and cream (starfish not pictured), light blue (Scalloped Shell not pictured)
6.  Glue the sand to the bottom of the circle and then glue to the port hole.  Add the lighthouse as shown
7.  Before gluing to the card base place a small piece of cheese cloth toward the top of the card.  (I dyed the cheese cloth with TH Vintage ink). Add the dolphins, the shell, little seagulls and starfish.  Stamp your sentiment and your card is complete

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

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Kristine said...

Fantastic card Pam!! Love <purple copper embossed porthole, and I never saw this dolphin die in store so that's a cute surprise, love this!!

Kristine said...

Lol not sure why my last comment inserted *purple - not what I typed.

Margaret said...

Beautiful! Good job! I didn't even know these dies were there!