Beach Bum

IMG_9727Hey Friends!  Anyone else as excited for summer as I am?  I thought I would try to quench my excitment over a season that is quite a ways away by creating this beach themed card using Elizabeth Craft Designs’ Sand Crab die set.

IMG_9702Step One:  Die cut all the pieces using both the Sand Crab die set and the Diving Assesories die set out of some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock.

IMG_9703Step Two:  Using alcohol markers, color the die cuts.  I used my copics to color the pieces.

IMG_9704Step Three:  Using Kids Choice Glue, adhere the crab together.

IMG_9705Step Four:  Inside the diving mask, add a clear adhesive so it looks like the plastic of a real mask.  I used Glossy Accents.

IMG_9706Step Five:  Using some scrapes of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock, die cut the paper using the Ocean Edges die set.

IMG_9707Step Six:  Color the die cuts with alcohol markers.  I used slashing lines for the ocean and layered dots for the sand.

IMG_9708Step Seven:  To add some ‘foam’ to the waves, I added circular scribbles around the tops of the waves with white gel pen.

IMG_9709Step Eight:  Trim a piece of 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock to 4.25×5.5 inches to create a background.  Blend two shades of blue ink onto the background.  I used Distress Oxide in Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean.

IMG_9710Step Nine:  Using 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive, adhere the waves and sand to the background.  Leaves gaps at the top so you can tuck fish into the ocean.  Using a combination of both 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive and Kids Choice Glue adhere the assembled crab, fish and star fish onto the card.

IMG_9711Step Ten:  Stamp a sentiment onto the upper corner of the card from the Splish Splash Sentiments stamp set in blue ink.  I used Distress Oxide in Salty Ocean.

IMG_9728I hope this bit of the beach finds you well.  I wish all of us could take a little break and sit on the beach for a while soaking up the sun.  Until then, we can at least craft a little bit of the beach.  If you could be anywhere right now, where would you be?

IMG_9729Let me know in the comments below.  Until then, happy crafting.

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