How to Create Seafoam with Embossing Paste

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.

Come over to my beach scene post to see my tutorial on how to create seafoam with embossing paste and sparkly clear glitter.

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.

Come over to my beach scene post to see my tutorial on how to create seafoam with embossing paste and clear glitter.

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.rolled double stick tape 2
  • 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.

Come over to my beach scene post to see my tutorial on how to create seafoam with embossing paste and sparkly glitter.

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.

 
5305D Inside Scallop Nested Dies
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5159D beach chairs
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5212-02D Beach Umbrellas Die Cut
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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Sun Moon Die 5147-07D
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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1231 Splatter Background
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4011 Clouds Stencil
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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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Here are the other tools and supplies used.

 
Studio 490 Embossing Paste by Wendy…
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Dry Glitter – Clear Rock Candy,…
[ ELH ]
Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Precision 5 Inch Scissors with…
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
[ ELH ]
 

Striped Background Image

For my project today I created a striped background image as the base for my beach scene,  The blue stripes are reminiscent of beach huts from days gone by and are the perfect backdrop for my scene.  My card was made using the Rubbernecker Horizontal Stripe Background, Palm Trees, Sun/Moon, Knob Top Fence, Deckle Hills, Grass #2, Lifeguard Tower (surf board), Small Birds, Nested Rectangle and Splatter Background (sand dunes). 

Create interest in your cards using a striped background image that highlights your focal theme.

Striped Background Image

  • Secure white cardstock and the background stamp in the MISTI.
  • Apply Warm Breeze ink to the stamp and stamp the image.
  • Apply clear embossing powder to the background and heat emboss.  Note:  I like to use super fine embossing powder.
  • Trim the striped layer down to 5.25″ x 4.00″.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape and attach it to an white A2 sized card base.

The Sky and Ocean

  • Die cut a rectangle white layer using the third largest die in the nested Rectangle set.
  • Mask off the sky area and use Beachside Ink and a blender brush to apply the ocean.
  • Remove the mask and apply the cloudy sky background using lighter shades of Beachside ink and a blender brush.
  • Apply white embossing paste to the water by lightly dabbing it with your finger to create the appearance of sea foam,
  • Sprinkle with clear glitter and set aside to dry.
  • Layer the background scene on a piece of white cardstock just slightly larger than the scene and attach with ATG adhesive,
  • Attach the scene layer to the card base using strips of mounting tape.

Create interest in your cards using a striped background image that set off your focal theme.

The Palm Trees and Sand

  • Cut the sand layer using Kraft cardstock and the Deckle Hill die and trim to fit 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.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the sand layer and attach it to the scene layer.
  • 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 Sun, Fence and Grass

  • Cut the fence using Kraft cardstock and apply Mocha ink using a mini applicator.
  • Trim off the top of the knob fence, tuck it in behind the sand layer and attach using glossy accents.
  • Use bright yellow cardstock to cut the sun and apply yellow Stickles to add sparkle.
  • Attach the sun (once it is dry) to the top corner of the scene using a large piece of mounting tape.
  • Cut the small grass sprigs using green cardstock and attach in behind the sand layers using glossy accents.
  • Cut the surfboard using bright yellow cardstock and attach a green strip across the top to add another color for interest.
  • Attach the surfboard to the scene using a piece of mounting tape.
  • Finish the scene by cutting small birds using white cardstock, apply touches of Chill ink with a mini applicator and attach them to the sky area using small pieces of mounting tape.

Create interest in your cards using a striped background image that set off your focal images.

Do you think the striped background image layer adds interest to the beach scene?  I am having lots of fun using my new background stamps.  I think I’m going to have to go on another shopping trip to get some more.  LOL!  Check out my Black and White Background Card to see another card with a striped background.  You can find lots more background stamp inspiration on Pinterest.  Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a great day.

Here are the dies and stamps used for my card.

 
Nested Rectangle Die Cut Set 5003D
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5212-06D Palm Trees Die Cut
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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Sun Moon Die 5147-07D
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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Knob Top Fence Die Cut 5152-02D
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5212-05D Lifeguard Tower Die Cut
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1335 Horizontal Stripe
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1231 Splatter Background
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4011 Clouds Stencil
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Color Fuse Set #9
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Color Fuse Set #3
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Color Fuse Set #12
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Tools and Supplies.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Lawn Fawn – 8.5 x 11 Cardstock -…
[ SBC ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Warm Breeze
[ ELH ]
Ranger Super Fine Embossing Powder,…
[ ELH ]
Studio 490 Embossing Paste by Wendy…
[ ELH ]
Dry Glitter – Clear Rock Candy,…
[ ELH ]
Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
[ ELH ]
4011 Clouds Stencil
[ RBB ]
Ranger Ink – Stickles Glitter Glue -…
[ SBC ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Precision 5 Inch Scissors with…
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
[ ELH ]
 

Striped background images add interest to your cards.

Tropical Beach Card with Color Fuse Inks

I had so much fun making this colorful tropical beach card.  I created the beach scene background and colored all the tropical foliage and flowers using Color Fuse Inks by Rubbernecker.  The inks are so easy to work with and blend beautifully using blender brushes and applicators.  I love the large exaggerated foliage and flowers in the foreground with the ocean in the background.  

For this card I used the Rubbernecker Leaf Set. Sea Grass, Mixed Flower Stack, Birds, Deckle Hills and Rectangle Combo OPC #4.

This pretty tropical beach card was made using the Rubbernecker Color Fuse Inks. Come over to my blog to see my step by step coloring tutorial.

Creating the Ocean and Sky Background

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  • Cut a 5.25″ x 4.00″ rectangle piece of white cardstock.
  • Apply a strip of masking tape down the middle of the cardstock.
  • Apply the ocean using a large blender brush and the Beach Side ink from Color Fuse Set #9.
  • Remove the masking tape.

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  • Use a cloud stencil and blender brush to apply a fluffy cloud background using the Beach Side ink.
  • Move the cloud stencil around on the cardstock and lightly brush on the ink.
  • Note:  I flip the cloud stencil back and forth on each layer to create a more natural looking cloud layering.

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  • Create the appearance of sea foam on the ocean using white embossing paste.
  • Use your finger to lightly dab on the paste.
  • Create some fine foam as well as a few heavier looking foam sections on the water.
  • Attach the background layer to the white card base using ATG adhesive.

Color the Foliage, Flowers and Seagull

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  • Cut the foliage, flowers and gull using white cardstock.

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  • Apply shades of the Fern and and Grass ink from the Color Fuse Set 11.

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  • Apply Blush ink to the flower from the Color Fuse Set #5.

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  • Apply Chill ink to the wings of the seagull from the Color Fuse Set #12.

This pretty tropical beach card was made using the Rubbernecker Color Fuse Inks. Click on the photo to see my step by step coloring tutorial.

Assemble the Card

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  • Cut the rectangle frame layers using white cardstock.
  • Attach the two largest frame layers together using double stick tape.
  • Use Kraft cardstock to cut the Deckle Hill sand layer.
  • Attach the sand layer to the back of the frame.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attach it to the scene layer on the card base.
  • Attach the foliage and flowers to the card using glossy accents.
  • Finish the scene by attaching the gull in the sky area using a small piece of mounting tape.

This pretty tropical beach card was made using the Rubbernecker Color Fuse Inks. Click on the card to see my step by step coloring tutorial.

I love the brightly colored foliage and flowers on this tropical beach card.  The vivid green and pink looks so pretty with the aqua ocean and sky background.  Do you enjoy creating beach cards?  Check out my Create and Ocean Scene and Palm Tree Beach Scene to see other beach card examples.  And there is endless beach card inspiration on this Pinterest link.  I appreciate you coming by and I hope you have a good day.

Here are the dies used for this card.

 
5217D Rectangle Combo OPC #4 Die Cut
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Leaf Die set 5130D
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5206D Sea Grass Die Cut
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5309-10D Mixed Flower stack Die
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Birds Die 5142-05D
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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Here are the tools and supplies.

 
Color Fuse Set #9
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Color Fuse Set #11
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Color Fuse Set #5
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Color Fuse Set #12
[ RBB ]
My Colors Cardstock – My Minds Eye -…
[ SBC ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
[ ELH ]
4011 Clouds Stencil
[ RBB ]
Studio 490 Embossing Paste by Wendy…
[ ELH ]
Susan’s Garden Tool Kit, Elizabeth…
[ ELH ]
Twins, Judikins Eclipse
[ ELH ]
3mm (1/8″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

I love the brightly colored foliage and flowers on this tropical beach card.

Spanish Phrases “Frases en Español”

Did you know that Rubbernecker has two brand new clear sets with Spanish phrases?  For my project today I used the “life is better at the beach” phrase from the Frases en Español #1 set.  I wanted the phrase to be the main focus of the card so I created a soft sponged beach scene to highlight it. I created the scene on a decorative layer using the Inside Scallop Nested Set and added dimension to the scene using the Palm Trees, Grass #2 and Small Birds.

Come see my pretty beach card made using one of the Spanish phrases from Rubbernecker's new Frases en Espanol #1 clear set.

Create the Scene

  • Cut the scalloped layer using white cardstock.
  • Use a blender brush to apply Antique Linen ink for the sandy beach.
  • Apply dots of texture to the sand using the dune image from the Beach Master.
  • Apply Tumbled Glass ink to the ocean area using a blender brush.
  • Create the puffy clouds using a cloud stencil, blender brush and Tumbled Glass ink.
  • Secure the scene layer in the MISTI and stamp one of the Spanish Phrases using Nocturne ink.
  • Note:  I blended the scene colors on without using any masking so the edges of the scene would appear to fade away.

Come check out my pretty beach card made using one of the Spanish phrases from Rubbernecker's new Frases en Espanol #1 clear set.

Assemble the Card

  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the scene layer and attach it to the card base.
  • Cut the palm tree using green and Kraft cardstock.
  • Apply Antique Linen ink to the tree trunk using a mini applicator.
  • Attach the palm fronds to the trunk and attach using glossy accents.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the palm tree and attach it to the scene.
  • Cut grass sprigs using green cardstock and attach a couple to the base of the tree using glossy accents.
  • Cut a single bird using white cardstock, apply Pumice Stone ink to shade using a mini applicator.
  • Apply a small piece of mounting tape to the back of the bird and attach it to the sky area of the scene.

Did you know Rubbernecker has two new clear sets with Spanish Phrases? Come over and check them out.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my beach card using one of the Spanish phrases as the main focus of the card.  I have linked both Frases en Español #1 and #2 below.  Check out my Beach Chairs and Umbrella and More Beach Scene Greeting Cards for more beach scene inspiration. And, if you need even more beach card inspiration you can check out this Pinterest link.  Thank you for coming by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Here are the dies and stamp set used for my card.

 
3306 Frases en Español #1
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3307 Frases en Español #2
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5305D Inside Scallop Nested Dies
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5212-06D Palm Trees Die Cut
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Here are the tools and supplies used.

 
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Lawn Fawn – 8.5 x 11 Cardstock -…
[ SBC ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Tumbled Glass, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Pumice Stone, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Nocturne
[ ELH ]
Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
[ ELH ]
4011 Clouds Stencil
[ RBB ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Precision 5 Inch Scissors with…
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my beach card using one of the Spanish phrases as the main focus of the card

More Beach Scene Greeting Cards!

March Sale Rubbernecker (002)

Yes, I know, MORE beach scene greeting cards! But I am drawn to these and cards with bright colors because sunnier days ARE coming and I want to do my part to remind people that there are better times ahead. This card with its little scooter just waiting for someone to jump on and zip away makes me feel hopeful!

Do beach scene greeting cards make you think of sunny days? Click through to see why I am loving these.

The Card Base

  • The card base was made using a pre scored A2 sized card from The Paper Cut White Double Shutter Card kit.
  • Use your bone folder to sharpen the folds of the card.
  • Cut a piece of white cardstock 5 3/8″ x 11″ sections  to fit the card base.
  • Apply the ocean and sky using masking tape, a blender brush, cloud stencil and Tumbled Glass ink.
    • Mask off the sky area and apply ink to the bottom portion of the card using the blender brush.
    • Remove the mask and apply the clouds to the sky area using the blender brush and cloud stencil.
    • Cut four 1 15/16″ x 5 3/8″ sections of the ocean sky base. .
    • Cut one 4 1/16″ x 5 3/8″ section of the ocean sky base.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the blue layers and attach to the card base.
  • Use your finger to apply white embossing paste to the ocean and then sprinkle with clear glitter.

The Beach, Palm Trees and Grass

  • Cut the beach  layers using Kraft cardstock.  Apply Antique Linen ink to the layers using the ink pad direct to paper technique.
    • eight 1 15/16″ x 1″ beach layers layers.
    • two 4 1/16″ x 1″ beach layers.
  • Apply double stick tape to the beach layers and attach to the flaps and center card section.
  • Cut the palm trees using green and c=Kraft cardstock. Apply Antique Linen ink to the tree trunks.
  • Assemble and attach the palm fronds to the trunks using glossy accents.
  • Tuck the trees in behind the beach layers and attach using strips of mounting tape.
  • Cut the sea grasses and tuck them in behind the beach layers and attach with glossy accents.

The Scooter, Towel, Sun and Birds

  • Cut the scooter parts using teal, gray, and black cardstock.
  • Attach the body parts together using strips of rolled up double stick tape and attach the trim pieces to the scooter using glossy accents.
  • Create the towel by cutting several thin colorful strips of cardstock and attaching them to a piece of cardstock. Use snips to cut a line of fringe along the bottom of the towel and then attach it to the scooter using glossy accents.
  • Cut the sun using bright yellow cardstock, apply yellow stickles to add sparkle and attach it to the sky area using mounting tape.
  • Apply Pumice Stone ink to the birds and attach them to the sky area using small pieces of mounting tape.

 

Make some beach scene greeting cards to help your friends get excited about the coming sunny days!
Whether you live near the ocean or just wish you did or just love the idea of taking a little sandy side trip on this cute little scooter, I hope these beach scene greeting cards make YOU think of the sunny days to come!  Check out this link to my beach cards for more sunny inspiration. And if you need more salt air and sunny inspiration check out this Pinterest link.  Today is the last day of the Rubbernecker sale so be sure and check it out if you haven’t already.  Thank you for coming by and I hope you have a wonderful upcoming weekend.  Stay home and stay safe!

Here are the dies used to make my card.

 
5308D Scooter Die
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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5212-06D Palm Trees Die Cut
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Sun Moon Die 5147-07D
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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5206D Sea Grass Die Cut
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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4011 Clouds Stencil
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Here are the tools and supplies.

 
The Paper Cut: White DOUBLE Shutter Card
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill COTTON CANDY Card Shoppe…
[ SSS ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Candy…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
Lawn Fawn – 8.5 x 11 Cardstock -…
[ SBC ]
Tumbled Glass, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Vintage Photo, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Pumice Stone, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Twins, Judikins Eclipse
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
[ ELH ]
Studio 490 Embossing Paste by Wendy…
[ ELH ]
Dry Glitter – Clear Rock Candy,…
[ ELH ]
Ranger Stickles, Yellow
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
 

Die Cut Scooter Z Fold Beach Card and Rubbernecker Sale

 

March Sale Rubbernecker (002)

Making this beach themed Z Fold card with the die cut scooter front and center was so much fun.  I always enjoy deciding where to put all the parts and pieces to create an interesting scene.  With the scooter out in the front I wanted the lifeguard tower to look back in the distance since it is so much smaller than the scooter.  Adding the palm trees on both sides of the card anchored the scene and draws the eye in to everything else going on in the scene. 

For this project I used the Rubbernecker Scooter, Lifeguard Tower, Palm Trees, Deckle Hills, Waves, Sun Moon, Grass #2 and Small Birds. 

Making this die cut scooter z fold card was lots of fun to put together. Come over and check out how I made this fun beach card.

The Card Base and Waves

  • Apply clouds to the white Z fold card base using a cloud stencil, large blender brush and Tumbled Glass ink.
  • Cut wave sections to fit across the back section of the card base and in the box sections using aqua cardstock.
  • Layer two 5.50″ sections to the back of the card base using double stick tape.
  • Cut four waves layers 1.50″ x 3.75″, score at .50″ on each end.
  • Apply double stick tape on both ends of the wave and sand layers and set aside.

The Sand Layers and Wave Box

  • Cut two 11″ sand layers to fit across the whole card base. Place an 11″ piece of cardstock on cutting platform, place the deckle die at one end of the cardstock and cut.  Place the deckle die at the end of the first cut, line up the ends and cut a second time.
  • Apply Antique Linen ink to the sand layers by swiping the ink pad directly over the cardstock and quick dry with the heat gun.
  • Attach the two sand layers together using double stick tape.
  • Score the sand layers at 5.50″ and 8.25″ using a bone folder to create a sharp crease on both folds.
  • Apply double stick tape to the sand layers and attach to the card base.
  • Apply 1/2″ double stick tape to the wave tabs, tuck each  layer inside the box and attach the tabs.

The Lifeguard Tower

  • Cut the Lifeguard Tower using Kraft cardstock and the lifesaver ring  using red and white cardstock. and lifesaver board using yellow cardstock.
  • Apply Vintage Photo ink to the roof and railing sections using a mini applicator.
  • Attach the roof and railing to the tower using strips of mounting tape.
  • Attach the red pieces to the lifesaver ring and board using glossy accents.
  • Punch a 1/16″ hole in the tip of the lifesaver board and insert a single layer of string for the rope.
  • Attach the lifesaving ring and board to the tower using glossy accents and mounting tape.

Making this die cut scooter z fold card was easy and lots of fun to put together. Come over and check out how I made this fun beach card.

The Palm Trees, Surfboards and Sun

  • Cut the palm fronds using green cardstock and the trunks using woodgrain cardstock.
  • Apply Vintage Photo ink to the trunks and coconuts using a mini applicator.
  • Attach the green fronds and coconuts to the trunks using glossy accents.
  • Cut the Sun, attach the sections together and apply yellow tickles to create sparkle.

Handmade Scene Embellishments

  • Cut grass sprigs using green cardstock.
  • Create a handmade towel using thin cut strips of red and white cardstock attached to a white towel base.
  • Attach the red and white strips to the towel base using glossy accents.
  • Use snips to cut the end of the towel to create fringe.
  • Create the beach floats using a 3/4″ circle punch and a 1/4″ circle punch.  Cut the 1/4″ circle in a piece of white cardstock and then line it up inside the 3/4″ punch and punch out the larger circle.  I created two white floats and two red.
  • Hand cut the red sections of each float using snips and attach them to the white floats using glossy accents. Note:  I think you may see a great die set of beach toys by Rubbernecker coming out in the future. 

The Scooter and Birds

  • Cut the scooter parts using red, black and gray cardstock.
  • Attach the main pieces together pieces of mounting tape.
  • Use glossy accents to attach the decorative embellishments and wheels to the scooter.
  • Apply a large piece of mounting tape to the back of the scooter and attach to the front card base.
  • Cut the birds using white cardstock and apply Pumice Stone ink on the wings using a mini applicator.
  • Finish the card by attaching the sun and birds with pieces of mounting tape.

Making this die cut scooter z fold card was easy and lots of fun to put together. Come over and check out how I made this dimensional beach card.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my die cut scooter Z Fold card. It may still be chilly where you live but the temps here in Florida have been in the upper 80s and tiptoeing into the low 90s.  I thought the beach card was the perfect backdrop for the new die cut scooter.  Keep an eye out for another scooter beach card coming soon only it will be on a shutter card layout.  Check out this Pinterest to see more scooter card inspiration.  And, you can see 17 cards in my Z Fold category.  I sure appreciate you coming by today and I hope you have a great week.

Here are the dies used to make my card.

 
5308D Scooter Die
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5212-05D Lifeguard Tower Die Cut
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5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
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5202-09D Waves Die Cut
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5212-06D Palm Trees Die Cut
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Sun Moon Die 5147-07D
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5210-02D Grass #2 Die Cut
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Small Birds Die 5147-06D
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Here are the tools and supplied used.

 
The Paper Cut: Z Fold Box Card Kit…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
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Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
My Colors Cardstock – My Minds Eye -…
[ SBC ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock, Easter…
[ ELH ]
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock,…
[ ELH ]
Solar White Heavyweight 110 lb – 25…
[ ELH ]
Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
[ ELH ]
4011 Clouds Stencil
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Tumbled Glass, Ranger Distress Mini…
[ ELH ]
Vintage Photo, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Pumice Stone, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Antique Linen, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Mini Applicators, 12 pk, PanPastel Sofft
[ ELH ]
Ranger Stickles, Yellow
[ ELH ]
5mm (1/4″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
12mm (1/2″), Be Creative Tape
[ ELH ]
Precision 5 Inch Scissors with…
[ ELH ]
Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet
[ ELH ]
Mini (3/16″), Glue Dots
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
ATG Double-Sided Refill Tape, 2 pk, 1/4″
[ ELH ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
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Making this die cut scooter Z Fold card was so much fun.