Today I’m sharing a vertical slimline beach card. At first I was a bit intimidated on how to create a scene vertically on such a tall palette but I love how it all came together. I imagined I was playing out in the water with the ball and looking back towards the beach. Once I formed that picture in my mind it helped me figure how to create the layers of water and sand. For this card I used the newly released Rubbernecker Slimline Solid Bubble Scallop paired with the Lifeguard Tower, Palm Trees, Sand Toys, Deckle Hills, Waves and the sun created using the Mixable Flower Stack 5107D.
The Scene Base, Water and Sand
- Use white cardstock to cut the slimline layer.
- Use white cardstock to cut an 8.50″ x 7.00″ card base and score lengthwise at 3.50″.
- Cut a white layer of cardstock 7.50″ x 2.50″ to use as the scene base.
- Use a blender brush and Beachside ink to apply the cloudy blue sky background to the scene base.
- Use Kraft cardstock and aqua cardstock to cut four sand and wave layers 2.50″ wide by 1.25″ high. Note: I wasn’t quite sure how many layers I would use for the scene so I cut several to have on hand to work with.
- Apply white embossing paste to the waves and then sprinkle on clear glitter before the paste dries.
- Apply Antique Linen ink to the sand layers by swiping the ink pad directly over the pieces.
Attach the Scene Base, Water and Sand Layers
- Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the scene base and attach it to the slimline scallop layer.
- Use strips of mounting tape to attach the scallop and scene layers to the card base.
- Apply ATG adhesive to the back lower portion of the waves and sand layers.
- Begin attaching waves at the bottom of the card and work your way up the card, tucking each layer in behind the one before it.
- Repeat the steps by continuing up the card base with the sand layers.
- I tucked a small piece of mounting tape in behind the center of each wave and sand layer to create a bit of distance so they wouldn’t look so flat.
The Beach Images
- Cut the lifeguard tower and pieces using red, white and Kraft cardstock.
- Apply Antique Linen ink to the steps and railing pieces.
- Attach the sections together using glossy accents and mounting tape.
- Cut the palm trees using Kraft and green cardstock.
- Apply Vintage Photo ink to the trunks using a mini applicator.
- Attach the tree and palm fronds together using glossy accents.
- Cut the toys using red, white and yellow cardstock and attach the sections together using glossy accents.
- Cut the sun using yellow cardstock.
Complete the Scene
- Tuck the palm trees in behind the top sand layer and attach using thin strips of mounting tape.
- Attach the lifeguard tower in behind the third sand layer using pieces of mounting tape.
- Tuck the ball in behind a wave layer and attach using a piece of mounting tape.
- Attach the shovel to the back of the bucket using glossy accents.
- Use a piece of mounting tape to attach the bucket to the sand layer.
- Attach the rake to the sand using glossy accents.
- Finish the card by attaching the sun to the card base using a piece of mounting tape.
Making this vertical slimline beach card was such a fun challenge for me. Over the past year or so I have turned to making cards with lots of different layouts. Check out my Scooter Z Fold Beach Card and Double Shutter Scooter Beach Card to see very similar scenes using lots of the same images. There really is no end to the possibilities. Check out this Instagram link for more slimline card inspiration. Thank you for 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.