Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Impression Obsession “A Day at the Beach” design team challenge to make a beach card project.  I have been having lots of fun lately making monochromatic beach cards. My project today was made using the Sea Birds and Mini Shell Set.  The frame was made using Nesting Squares.

KC Impression Obsession Mini Shell Set 2 right

I cut a piece of Eclipse masking tape to create mask for the straight water line and cut another piece with deckle scissors to create a mask for the sand beach. When I had both masks in place I applied Broken China ink with an ink blending tool to create the ocean.  I removed the straight line mask and lightly sponged in the clouds in the sky area using the same blue ink and my retired Stampin’ Up! cloud template. I dry set the ink with my heat gun and then removed the sand mask.  I applied Cosmic glitter glue to the sand area with my finger being careful to keep it out of the blue ocean and then applied clear glitter. I applied white embossing paste to the ocean with a small palette knife to create the sea foam.  You can see a few step by step pictures of how I apply the embossing paste on my Relaxing by the Deep Blue Sea blog post. I attached the scene layer to the card base with ATG adhesive and then attached the frame over the scene using thin strips of mounting tape.

KC Impression Obsession Mini Shell Set 2 left

I cut the mini shells using white cardstock and applied the blue ink using a mini applicator. I applied Cosmic glitter glue to each shell and applied clear glitter to add sparkle.  When the glue was dry on the shells I attached them across the bottom of the frame using tiny pieces of mounting tape and glue dots.  I used a mini applicator to lightly apply blue ink to the sea gulls and then attached them in the scene using small pieces of mounting tape. I love how this turned out.  I wish you could see in the pictures how the shells and the beach area sparkle with the glitter.

KC Impression Obsession Mini Shell Set 2 center

Why don’t you come along and play with us. To enter the challenge go to the Impression Obsession Blog (all the details are there!). A random challenge card will be selected to showcase on the IO blog and you can enter to win a $25 gift certificate to IO just by playing! I hope you will go check out what the other IO teams members created for the challenge.

Anna Wight

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Karen Amidon

Kittie Caracciolo  (that’s me)

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett 

Card size:  4.50” Square