Ready for Some Slimline Cards – Beach Ready?

It’s about time for some more slimline cards – beach themed for the season!

I love being able to fit all kinds of fun things on the extra space offered by slimline cards – beach cards are especially fun since Rubbernecker has lots of cute summer and beach themed dies. I’ve been creating lots of cards using pretty, soft colors and decided I wanted to punch things up with some of the bright colors of summer.  To make this card I used the Slimline OPC Squares, Beach Umbrella, Palm Trees, Deckle Hills, Sand Castle, Beach Bag, Sand Toys, Small Birds and Grass #2

slimline cards beach ready in a whole scene made using dies from Rubbernecker

Scene Background and Card Base

  • Cut an 8.50″ x 3.50″ card base and the slimline frame using white cardstock and a 8.25″ x 3.25″ teal layer.
  • Score the card base lengthwise at 3.50″, fold and attach the teal layer using ATG adhesive.
  • Cut a white layer just a tad bit smaller than the slimline frame to use to create the water and sky background.
  • Mask off the top sky area in the middle of the white layer.
  • Use a large blender brush to apply light blue ink to the bottom portion of the layer to create the ocean.
  • Remove the middle masking tape and apply the light blue ink to he sky area using a blender brush.
  • Use a small pointed palette knife or your finger to apply touches of white embossing paste to the ocean to create seafoam.  Pro Tip:  You can use your finger to dab on the embossing paste.  You just need to dab gently so you don’t smash down and flatten the paste.   
  • Note:  I could not find a store that still carries the Wendy Vecchi embossing paste so you will not see it listed below.

The Sand and Frame

  • Cut an 8.50″ layer of Kraft cardstock, place the layer on the cutting platform and cut with the deckle hill die.
  • Reposition the deckle hill die at the end of the first cut and run through the machine a second time to create a sand layer long enough to fit across the whole scene.
  • Apply light brown ink to the sand layer using a blender brush and attach it to the scene using ATG adhesive.  Pro Tip:  I use both  ATG adhesive and double stick tape on my projects.  I prefer to use the ATG adhesive on sections of cardstock that are large enough to use with the applicator.  I use double stick tape when  I need precise control like attaching two frames together.  Example:  Framed Flower Pot.  
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the slimline frame and attach it to the scene layer.
  • Attach the framed scene to the teal layer using ATG adhesive.

Palm Trees and Grass Sprigs

  • Cut the palm frond and grass sections using green cardstock and the tree trunks using Kraft cardstock.
  • Apply brown ink to the palm tree trunks using a mini applicator.
  • Form the palm fronds using your fingers and attach to the trunks using glossy accents.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the trees, tuck them in behind the sand layer and attach to the scene base.
  • Tuck the grass sections in behind the sand layer and attach using glossy accents.

The Beach Accessories 

  • Cut the beach bag and accessories, toys and umbrella using brightly colored cardstock and the tiny flower using aqua cardstock.
  • Assemble all the pieces and attach them together using glossy accents and rolled up double stick tape.  Note:  I cut two beach bags and cut one apart to use to embellish the bag and attached the pieces using glossy accents.
  • Attach the beach bag, hat and flip flops to the sand layer using mounting tape and glossy accents.
  • Cut the small birds using white cardstock and apply light touches of gray ink using a mini applicator.
  • Assemble the umbrella sections and attach it to the scene using mounting tape.
  • Use white cardstock to cut the birds and use a mini applicator and gray ink to apply wing color.
  • Apply small pieces of mounting tape to the back of the birds and attach them to the sky area of the scene base.

Check out my Slimline Card Category if you would like to see more slimline card ideas.

get ready for summer with some slimline cards - beach themed and ready to wow

I am looking forward to creating more summer slimline cards – beach, ocean, backyard fun – and would love to hear from you what you’d like to see me use on another slimline card project. Drop a comment as I would love to make a card based on your suggestions!

5325-03D Slimline OPC squares Die
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5212-02D Beach Umbrellas Die Cut
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5212-06D Palm Trees Die Cut
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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5314-02D Sand Castle Die
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5314-03D Beach Bag Die
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5314-01D Sand Toys Die
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Color Fuse Set #12
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Color Fuse Set #3
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PanPastel Sofft Applicators 12/Pkg
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