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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
Here are the other tools and supplies used.