Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Classy Cards Seaside Shaker

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.

Last, I sponged Antique Linen Distress Ink onto the small seahorse from the Cheery Lynn Seahorse Family die and then glued it and the Memory Box Small Ringlets to the front of the frame.  

If you'd like to see step-by-step photos, check out my tutorial at the Classy Cards 'n Such Blog.  Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to link-up your beach themed creation HERE for a chance to win a great prize!  Make sure to use my coupon code JENNY-10 to save 10% off your orders at CCNS.

Impression Obsession Clouds
Kraft, blue & white cardstock
Distress Markers & Distress Ink

Challenges Entered
Artistic Inspiration #100*
Curtain Call Anything Goes
Crafty Card Makers Under the Sea
Open Minded Crafting Water, water everywhere
Come and Get it Colors of Summer
Allsorts Challenge Splish, Splash, Splosh


Gracie CH said...

How creative Jen! Great job on the tutorial too! I thought that scene was painted with inks. Love your card.


Helene E said...

What a lovely creation and so fitting for our water challenge at Allsorts - thank you for joining!

crafty-stamper said...

fabulous card -love the scene,great clouds and dies-thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun
Carol DT x

Kathy S said...

What a great scene you've created. I love the waves and the bubbles and the sea horse. It's perfect for the Open-Minded Crafting Challenge. So glad you chose to show us your entry and good luck!

Shell B. said...

Fantastic beach card, great die-cuts & design!
Glad that you could join us for the challenge at Come And Get It…..hope to see you back soon!

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Shell in Alaska ~ CAGI DT ~

Lin said...

What a clever scene. Love the seahorse and bubbles diecuts.

Thanks for joining in with our 'under the sea' challenge.

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theresa dickinson said...

wow love the layout and the frame work done, thanks for sharing it over on our 100th challenge over on artistic inspirations x

Susan Kennedy said...

This is stunning! Love that scene you have created.. Wow!! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is so cute and creative. I love the frames.

susiestacey said...

Lovely card, l like the way you have framed it to capture the scene.
Thank you for sharing with Allsorts Splish Splash Splosh challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

Julie Reed said...

Great card, love how you have framed the scene. Thanks for joining our under the sea challenge at CCM&M.
Jules DT

Crafts-by-Alison.blogspot.com said...

Wow Gorgeous card love those die cuts, thank you for joining us over at Open Minded Crafting Fun, Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon. Alison DT x

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

wow this is totally gorgeous! Just love the awesome sea scene you have done!!!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty beach scene Jen. Love the colors and the dies you used... great design. Thank you for playing along with us at Curtain Call Inpsiration Challenge.