I have a quick post to share a beach card that I made last evening for the Splitcoaststampers Color Challenge. The colors to be used were Cherry Cobbler (dark red), Night of Navy and Crumb Cake (kraft). These colors were perfect for a nice patriotic or nautical themed card. I went with a fast and fun beach and lighthouse scene.
I stamped the lighthouse on watercolor paper with the red ink, painted in some of the details and then embossed with clear embossing powder. I applied versa over the whole lighthouse and embossed again with clear embossing powder to give it a bit of shine and then cut out to pop up over the water scene. I sponged in the dark blue ink for the water and lightly sponged in the sky using a cloud template (retired SU). I cut the sand dunes out of kraft cardstock using deckle scissors and stamped in the sand texture using an image from my Kittie Kits Beach Master. I created the white foamy waves on the water by applying Liquid Applique and light tapping with my finger to spread well before heating. This step helps eliminate the dreaded bubbles that can appear when heating LA. I attached the sand pieces over the water and then tucked the lighthouse in behind them. I created a triple matted frame to layer over the scene and attached with mounting tape.
Several people have written asking how I make my matted frames so I will be placing a step by step tutorial on my blog in the next week or so..
I hope you have a great day.
Stamps: Rubbernecker Kittie Kits A Day At The Beach
Paper: Prism Dark Red, Night of Navy, Kraft, Watercolor
Ink: Aged Mahogany, Chipped Sapphire, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Accessories: Mounting Tape, Nestabilities, Brush, Sponge, Marker, Liquid Applique, Versa, Clear EP