A beach card is one of my favorite kind of scenes to make. The images are bright, colorful and inviting. For my project today I created the scene with the Rubbernecker Beach Bag, Palm Trees, Umbrella, Sun Moon, Deckle Hills, Grass #2, Flower Buds, Tiny Flower Buds and used the Nested Scallop w/Half Holes for the scene base. I added texture to the sand layers using the Splatter Background.
The Sky and Ocean
- Die cut a rectangle white layer using the third largest die in the nested Rectangle set.
- Mask off all four edges of the rectangle base with masking tape.
- Mask off the sky area and use Beachside Ink and a blender brush to apply the ocean.
- Remove the sky mask and apply the cloudy sky background using lighter shades of Beachside ink and a blender brush.
- Remove the masks from around the edges and attach the scene layer to the card base using strips of mounting tape.
The Palm Trees and Sand
- Cut the sand layers using Kraft cardstock and the Deckle Hill die and trim to fit the scene layer.
- Use the nested die to cut the bottoms and sides of the sand layers to make them match up with the scene layer.
- Apply a light layer of Mocha ink to the sand using a blender brush and stamp the Splatter Background to add texture to the sand.
- Attach the back sand layer to the scene base using ATG adhesive.
- Apply strips of mounting tape to the front sand layer and attach it to the scene base.
- Cut the palm trees using green and Kraft cardstock. Lightly color the palm trunks using a mini applicator and Mocha ink.
- Attach the palm fronds to the trunks using glossy accents and gently form the fronds with your fingers.
- Tuck the palm trees in behind the sand and attach to the scene using rolled up strips of double tick tape.
The Beach Bag Accessories, Umbrella and Sun
- Use bright pink, yellow and aqua cardstock to cut out the beach accessories, sun and umbrella.
- Use black cardstock to cut the sunglasses base.
- Cut the tiny flowers for the flip flops and hat using aqua cardstock.
- Assemble the beach bag accessory pieces and attach them together using glossy accents. Note: I created a decorative pattern on the beach bag using thin strips of colorful cardstock and attached them using glossy accents.
- Attach the umbrella sections together using glossy accents.
Finish the Beach Card
- Attach the sun to the card base using a piece of mounting tape.
- Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the top and sides of the umbrella and attach it to the scene base.
- Use rolled up double stick tape to attach the umbrella pole.
- Attach the beach accessories to the sand layer using pieces of mounting tape and glossy accents.
- Finish the card by tucking grass sprigs around the bases of the palm trees and attach using glossy accents.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my beach card. It’s already hot and humid here in Florida but we aren’t going to go to the beach and take any chances with our health. I’ll just have to be patient and enjoy making summer beach cards. Check out my Shadow Box Frame Beach Scene card to see all these same images created with a deep frame and lots more dimensional layers. Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a great day and upcoming weekend.
Here are the Rubbernecker products used for this card.
Here are the tools and supplies used.