Good morning! Today is my first day posting for the Classy Cards 'n Such blog. This is my design for this week's "A Day at the Beach" Challenge. The inspiration for this card came from the JustRite Sea Shell Bay Labels Twenty Two stamp set. I created my version with dies.
First, I cut out three square pieces of card stock. The largest was a 5"x5" white card base, a blue square 4.5"x 4.5", and a Kraft square size 4"x4". When stacked, cutting in 1/2 inch increments left a uniform quarter inch frame edge around each layer.
I cut out the centers of the kraft and blue layers using the Spellbinders Labels Twenty Two die. I adhered the smaller layer on top of the larger layer with foam tape and then glued a piece of clear plastic (salvaged from toy packaging) underneath the bottom layer.
To create the beach and waves I ripped strips of colored and white card stock and then glued the layers together. The sky was created by sponging blue distress ink. I colored the Impression Obsession Sea Birds with distress markers. Sequins were added to the shaker portion of the card before the final assembly.
The Impression Obsession Grass (which is the prize being offered at CCNS this week!) was cut from green card stock, cut into two pieces and glued in between the blue layer and the clear plastic. I thought it added extra dimension by keeping it outside of the shaker portion of the card.
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