Today I’m sharing another palm trees and Woody beach card using several dies by Rubbernecker Stamps. I’ve posted several cards using these same dies over the last month or so but I just can’t seem to help myself from making more. You can click here and here if you would like to more examples using the new beach dies.
Lots of people comment that making layered cards like this would be way too difficult for them. In reality this kind of card is very easy to make and just requires building layers for the sand and waves and attaching them to the card base. Beyond that you can tuck any die cut mages you like between the layers to add interest to your scene. I love how big and bold the palm trees are and how they create a great point of interest on both sides of the card and yet still allows the Woody to be the main focal image. The birds, grass and flowers add additional color and interest to the scene and the big sun draws the eye up and fills space on the right side of the card to balance out the two large trees on the left. I would love it if you would share links in the comment section below to beach cards you have made recently. It’s always fun to get inspiration from each other.
The Frame, Sand, Waves and Cloud Background
- Use Tumbled Glass ink, a cloud stencil and ink blending tool to create the cloudy sky background to the card base.
- Cut the frame using white cardstock and the Nested Deckle and Nested Rectangle dies.
- Use Kraft cardstock and Deckle Hills to cut the sand layers and aqua cardstock to cut the waves layers.
- Apply Antique Linen ink directly to the sand layers using the direct pad to paper technique.
- Attach the two waves layers and one sand layer to the card base using double stick tape.
- Apply double stick tape to the back lower portion of the frame and attach the second sand layer.
- Apply thin strips of mounting tape around the back side of the frame and attach it to the card base.
The Palm Trees
- Cut the palm tree trunks using Kraft cardstock and the palm fronds using green cardstock.
- Apply Vintage Photo ink to the trunks using a mini applicator.
- Attach the palm fronds to the trunks using glossy accents.
- Apply thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the palm trees, tuck them in between the sand layers and attach to the card base.
- Cut the Woody using yellow cardstock and the wood side panel section using woodgrain cardstock.
- Use gray, yellow and black cardstock to cut the wheels and tires.
- Cut the trim pieces using gray cardstock.
- Attach the woodgrain section to the car base using glossy accents.
- Use rolled up double stick tape to attach the front and back fenders to the car base.
- Assemble and attach the tire and wheel sections using glossy accents and attach them to the car base using glossy accents.
- Attach the trim and bumper pieces to the car using glossy accents.
- Apply mounting tape to the back of the car and attach it to the frame.
The Scene Accessories
- Cut grass sprigs using green cardstock.
- Tuck the sprigs in between the sand layers and attach in place using glossy accents.
- Use yellow cardstock to cut tiny flowers, add a touch of orange to the centers.
- Place the flowers on the molding pad and form them using the small tipped stylus.
- Apply glossy accents to the flowers and attach them to the grass sprigs.
- Cut the birds using white cardstock, apply wing marks using a gray marker and attach them to the sky area using small pieces of mounting tape.
- Cut the sun using yellow cardstock, apply sparkle using a shimmer pen and attach to the card base using mounting tape.
- Finish the card by adding a surf board to the top of the Woody and a larger board (cut from the Lifeguard Stand) in between the sand layers. Note: I use markers to draw the palm trees and ocean on the surfboard. The little scene shows up way to dark in the photos but is really prettier in person.
Okay! The question …..how many different ways can I make a palm trees and Woody beach card? The answer……it doesn’t matter to me because I like making them over and over again and just changing up the color combinations, die placements and card layouts makes it fun. I’ve used all of these images on pop up box cards, Z fold cards and regular A2 card layouts. It gives me lots of pleasure to create them and that is what paper crafting is all about. How about you? Do you like making beach cards? Please feel free to link one or more of your beach cards in the comments below. I love getting inspiration from others and sharing ideas.
Thanks for coming by today and I hope your are enjoying this holiday weekend.