Day at the Beach

We went to outer space in yesterday’s post, but today is all about a day at the beach. I live about 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean, so this stamp set immediately caught my eye when it debuted in the new Stampin’ Up!® annual catalog this year.

Mel's Card Corner | Day at the Beach

This card was inspired by the latest Global Design Project challenge. The challenge is to CASE (copy and selectively edit) a card designed by Kylie Bertucci who is an awesome Stampin’ Up Demo in Australia. I chose to CASE her layout for my card.

I started by creating my own patterned paper using the fun images from the Day at the Beach stamp set. I stamped them on a piece of white cardstock using Bermuda Bay ink. I wanted to create an ombre effect, so I did some generational stamping as I moved up the panel. The images near the bottom are stamped full strength, the images in the middle were stamped off once, and the images near the top were stamped off twice. I filled in the gaps using the little splatter image from Timeless Textures to kind of create a sand effect. I did more of the generational stamping with the splatter image to create the same ombre effect. After I finished all the stamping, I trimmed the panel down and matted it on a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock.

Mel's Card Corner | Day at the Beach

I used a greeting from the Sweet Sentiments stamp set for the sentiment on my card. I thought it went well with the beach theme because I think any day at the beach is a perfect day. 🙂 I also stamped it on white cardstock using the Bermuda Bay ink. I die cut it using the Stitched Shapes Framelits then matted it with a scalloped circle cut from Bermuda Bay cardstock using the Layering Circle Framelits. Since the scalloped circle was just barely larger than the stitched circle, I used liquid glue to adhere it to give me a little wiggle room time to ensure it was centered evenly.

I created a card base using Daffodil Delight cardstock. It’s such a bright cheerful yellow that always reminds me of sunshine, so I thought it would be perfect for this card. I adhered the matted beach images panel to the card base using tape runner then adhered the sentiment using Dimensionals.

Mel's Card Corner | Day at the Beach

To bring the outside of the card to the inside, I stamped the flip flops image in the lower right corner of the inside panel using Bermuda Bay ink. I wanted to keep it subtle, so I stamped off twice before stamping the panel. Once again, I matted the panel with Bermuda Bay cardstock then adhered it to the card base using tape runner.

I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

Until next time …

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