How to Create Seafoam with Embossing Paste

Today I’m sharing a beach scene card and how to create seafoam with embossing paste.  I never tire of creating beach scenes for the summer months and using different die cut images to change things up from one card to the next.  For this card I used the Rubbernecker Inside Scallop Nested Die, Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrellas, Sun Moon, Deckle Hills, Grass #2, Small Birds and Splatter Background.

Come over to my beach scene post to see my tutorial on how to create seafoam with embossing paste and sparkly clear glitter.

Sky and Ocean Scene Base

  • Hand cut a scalloped mask and attach it across the scene base.
  • Use a blender brush to apply Beachside ink to the ocean area of the scene base.
  • Remove the mask.
  • Create the cloudy sky area using Beachside ink, a cloud stencil and blender brush.
  • Move the stencil down on the cardstock after each application of ink. 
  • Note:  I flip the stencil over after each row of clouds is applied so no two lines of clouds are the same.

Create the Seafoam with Embossing Paste

  • Dip your finger into the white embossing paste and apply a small amount on your finger tip.
  • Lightly dab your finger over the ocean area.
  • Continue the process until you are happy with the  coverage.
  • Allow a few spots to have heavier coverage of paste.
  • Note:  The trick to applying the embossing paste is just light dabbing touches with your finger. Dabbing too forcefully flattens the paste and does not look natural. 
  • Apply clear glitter to the paste while it is still wet to add a touch of sparkle. Set it aside to dry while you die cut the beach images.
  • Take a look at my Tropical Beach Card to see step by step photos of how I used the masking technique and cloud stencil to create the sky and ocean background and how I applied the embossing paste to create the seafoam.

The Scene and Card Base

  • Cut the scalloped layer using white cardstock.
  • Attach the scene layer to the scalloped layer using ATG adhesive.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the layers and attach to the A2 sized card base.

Come over to my beach scene post to see my tutorial on how to create seafoam with embossing paste and clear glitter.

The Die Cut Images

  • Cut the beach chair and small birds using white cardstock.
  • Use Kraft cardstock to cut the sand layer and grass using green cardstock.
  • Cut the umbrella using bright pink and yellow cardstock and the sun using yellow cardstock.
  • Apply Mocha ink to the sand layer and then stamp the splatter image using Pecan ink.
  • Use a mini applicator to apply Chill ink to the wings of the birds.
  • Attach the umbrella sections together using glossy accents.

Assemble the Scene

  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the sand layer and attach it to the scene base.
  • Use a strip of rolled up double stick tape applied to the back of the umbrella pole, tuck it in behind the sand layer and attach it to the card base.rolled double stick tape 2
  • Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the inside corner and top center of the umbrella.
  • Round the umbrella gently with your fingers and then attach it to the scene base.
  • Apply glossy accents to the bottom portion of the beach chair and attach it to the sand layer.
  • Attach a few of the grass sprigs in behind the sand layer and attach using glossy accents.
  • Use a large piece of mounting tape to attach the sun to the scene base.
  • Finish the card by attaching the small birds in the sky area using small pieces of mounting tape.

Come over to my beach scene post to see my tutorial on how to create seafoam with embossing paste and sparkly glitter.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how to create seafoam with embossing paste.  White embossing paste also works great to create snow on your winter cards.  Take a look at my Snowy Pine Tree and Woody and Christmas Tree cards for snow examples.  And for more inspiration check out Pinterest to see lots of different ways to use embossing paste.  I sure do appreciate you coming by today and I hope you have a great week. 

Here are the Rubbernecker products used for this card.

 
5305D Inside Scallop Nested Dies
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5159D beach chairs
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5212-02D Beach Umbrellas Die Cut
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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Sun Moon Die 5147-07D
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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1231 Splatter Background
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4011 Clouds Stencil
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Color Fuse Set #12
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Here are the other tools and supplies used.

 
Studio 490 Embossing Paste by Wendy…
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Dry Glitter – Clear Rock Candy,…
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Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
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Precision 5 Inch Scissors with…
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
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Brayering Ink on Embossing Folders

I like to use the technique of brayering ink on embossing folders.  The result is a two toned embossed pattern that adds interest and dimension to the background layer of the card.  I love using pale colored ink for this technique and pairing it with flowers but it can work with any color and for any kind of project you want. For my card today I chose an elegant pattern to use with my framed floral arrangement. I used the Rubbernecker Mixed Flower Stack, Nested Scallop with Holes, Nested Rectangle, Leaf Group and Flower Buds. The embossing folder is a retired Lattice folder by Sizzix.

I love the technique of brayering ink on embossing folders, especially when using a folder with an elegant design pattern.

Brayering Ink on the Embossing Folder

  • Open the embossing folder and place it face down on your work table.
  • Apply ink to the brayer.
  • Brayer ink on the inside front of the folder.  Note:  I’ve included a couple pictures from my Belleek Inspired step by step tutorial.

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  • Insert white cardstock in the folder, close and run it through your die cutting machine.
  • Note:  If you apply ink to the inside back of the folder your raised pattern will be colored and the background will be white.  Either way is very pretty.

I love the technique of brayering ink on embossing folders, especially when using a folder with an elegant design.

The Frame and Card Base

  • Cut the Nested Scallop with Holes die using white cardstock.
  • Place the inner rectangle scalloped layer on the cutting platform.
  • Line up the the Nested Rectangle die in the center of the scalloped layer and run through the machine to create the frame opening.
  • Place the out frame section face down on your work table.
  • Insert the inner scalloped frame layer back inside the outer frame and attach the two sections together using double stick tape.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame.
  • Trim the embossed layer and attach it to the back of the frame.
  • Apply double stick tape to the back of the frame and embossed layer and attach it to the A2 sized card base.

Color and Shape the Flowers

  • Cut both the large flower and flower buds using white cardstock.
  • Apply the soft pink ink to the flowers using a mini applicator.
  • Form the large flower sections using a large round stylus and molding pad.
  • Attach the flower sections together using mounting tape and glossy accents.  Note:  The two largest flower sections were attached with glossy accents.  The two smaller flower sections were attached using small pieces of mounting tape to create a bit of space between the sections.
  • The flower buds were formed using a small tipped stylus and molding pad.

I love the technique of brayering ink on embossing folders, especially when using a folder with an elegant pattern.

Arrange the Foliage and Flowers

  • Cut four sections of the leaf group using green cardstock.
  • Trim the ends off of three of the branches and attach them to the embossed layer using glossy accents.
  • Apply a good amount of glossy accents to the back of the large flower and attach it to the embossed layer.
  • Cu the fourth leaf section apart and tuck the smaller branch sections under the flower and attach using glossy accents.
  • Finish the arrangement by attaching flower buds to the foliage using glossy accents.

I love the technique of brayering ink on embossing folders, especially when using a folder with an intricate design pattern.

Have you tried the brayering ink on embossing folders technique?  You can brayer ink on any embossing folder.  You can see lots of examples in my Belleek Inspired category (a name we gave this technique for a Splitcoaststampers challenge several years ago). Thank you for coming by and I hope you have an enjoyable Saturday. 

Here are the Rubbernecker products used for this card.

 
5300D Nested Scallop with Holes
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Nested Rectangle Die Cut Set 5003D
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5309-10D Mixed Flower stack Die
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Leaf Group die 5118D
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Flower Buds Die Cut 5147-09D
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Here are the tools and supplies.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
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Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
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Spun Sugar, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
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Speedball Art Products – Pop-In Soft…
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Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH ]
McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat-8.3…
[ AMZUS ]
Snow, KaiserCraft Pearls
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
3mm (1/8″), Be Creative Tape
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5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
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Clean and Simple Card with Cats

A clean and simple card with a fairly simple pattern or image can be the perfect background for almost any subject or occasion. When I saw this background, Wrapped String, I instantly thought of Cats playing with a ball of string or yarn.  The simple pattern creates interest while allowing the cats and sentiment to be front and center.  I used the Inside Scallop Nested for the background layer and the sentiment is from the Kittie Says Phrases #1

A clean and simple card with a fairly simple pattern or image can be the perfect background for almost any subject or occasion.

The Clean and Simple Layer

  • Cut the Inside Scallop Layer using white cardstock.
  • Secure white layer and Wrapped String background stamp in the MISTI.
  • Apply Nocturne ink to the stamp and stamp the image.
  • Sprinkle super fine clear embossing powder on the stamped layer and heat emboss.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the stamped layer and attach it to the A2 sized card base.

A clean and simple card with a fairly simple pattern or image can be the perfect background for any occasion.

The Sentiment and Cats

  • Cut black and white strips of cardstock.
  • Use the Inside Scallop die to cut the black and white strips to create matching decorative borders to line up over the background layer.
  • Stamp the sentiment using Nocturne ink, sprinkle with super fine clear embossing powder and heat emboss.
  • Attach the black and white layers together using ATG adhesive.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the sentiment layer and attach it to stamped layer.
  • Cut the cats using black cardstock.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of each cat and attach them to the sentiment layer and card base.

A clean and simple card with a fairly simple pattern or image can be the perfect background for any subject..

This clean and simple card with the “Just Because” would be perfect to send to your cat lover friend.  Recently I have been having lots of fun using background images to add another element of interest to my cards.  Check out my Black and White Background Card to see another example of a clean and simple card layout with a fun background image.  You can find so much clean and simple card inspiration over on Pinterest. I sure do appreciate you coming by and I hope you have a great upcoming weekend.

Here are the Rubbernecker products used for my card.

 
5305D Inside Scallop Nested Dies
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Cats Die Cut 5142-09D
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1332 Wrapped String
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3308 Kittie Says Phrases #1
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Here are the tools and supplies used.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
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MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
[ ELH ]
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Nocturne
[ ELH ]
Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
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Embossing Gun (Wagner), Hero Arts
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
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Embossing Magic Bag, Inkadinkado
[ ELH ]
 

A clean and simple card is easy to make.