The ocean is calling…

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a super cute and fun beach themed card featuring products from the Whale of a Time Suite and the Playful Alphabet Dies! This card was inspired by a t-shirt that I saw with the Sun, Sea, and Sand words, which put my creative mind into overdrive to see if I could make it into a card. Obviously, the words are easily made with the Playful Alphabet Dies and I knew I could incorporate the Whale of a Time DSP, but putting it all together for a card? It was easier than you think! 

The base layer is Pool Party cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing folder:

For the rest of the card front:

1. Use strips Whisper White cardstock (scraps work great) for the letters, sponge Daffodil Delight ink for SUN, sponge Just Jade ink for SEA, and sponge Crumb Cake ink and stamp the “sprinkle” background stamp from the Waterfront stamp set in Crumb Cake ink for SAND. Place the strips on a Foam Adhesive Sheet and use the dies to cut out the letters.

2. Use these two different designs from the Whale of a Time DSP, cut into 1” x 5 ¼” strips each.

3. Cut a 1” x 5 ¼” strip of Whisper White cardstock, sponge Pool Party ink, use the sun stamp from Waterfront in Daffodil Delight ink, the clouds from My Meadow are heat embossed in White Emboss Powder, and the birds from My Meadow are stamped in Early Espresso ink.

4. You will need three of the small Rhinestone Basic Jewels colored with the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends and some Whale of a Time Sequins, not pictured.

I used my grid paper to help line up the top and bottom strips 1/8” from the bottom to adhere to the embossed base layer and line up and adhere the middle strip of DSP:

I then adhered the foam backed adhesive letters, lining the second line with the S to the U and the third line with the S to the E, and then used my Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the sequins and the Daffodil Delight rhinestones as shown:

This completed piece is adhered to a Pretty Peacock cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment from Sending Sunshine in Pretty Peacock ink, stamp the large sea grass in Soft Sea Foam ink, stamp the small sea grass in Just Jade ink, and the sea turtle in Pool Party ink, sponging Pretty Peacock ink along the top of the sea turtle:

Isn’t this a super cute summer themed card?? If you notice the letters are each angled, I wanted to really make this a fun card and thought this way was perfect! Making this card is pretty easy, the hard part is designing it and I did that for you! Lol This card is a great example of how something you see can inspire you and turn it into a card!!

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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