Sand & Sea Suite fun!

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a quick and easy card featuring the Sand & Sea Suite! It’s no secret this is my favorite suite from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog and I thought I would show you how to make this quick card that is so easy, but also a different way to use those Layering Diorama Dies from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!

For the base layer, I used this design from the Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. I cut a piece of Shimmery White cardstock at 4 ¼” x 5 ½”, used the large die from Seaside Seashells to first die-cut out, and then embossed with the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder. Using my Blending Brushes, I used Flirty Flamingo ink for theCalico and Lion’s Paw Scallop shells, So Saffron ink for the Banded Tulip and Tinted Cantharus shells, and Sahara Sand ink for the Hermit Crab shell. I used Soft Sea Foam for the sea grass and seaweed, then used Soft Succulent ink just around the edges of the sea grass and seaweed to give it just a little more depth.

2. The sentiment is stamped on Shimmery White cardstock in Melon Mambo ink and die-cut out with the smallest Layering Diorama Die.

3. Use the second smallest Layering Diorama Die to die-cut out of Melon Mambo cardstock, this will be layered under the above sentiment die-cut.

4. Three of the 5mm Opal Rounds, not pictured.

I used Seal and glue dots to adhere the embossed and die-cut cardstock to the base layer DSP, adhered the layered and Opal Rounds as shown, and this completed piece is adhered to a Melon Mambo cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Melon Mambo ink, and adhere a ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the bottom:

Talk about quick, this is like a 10 minute card! So, if you are wondering how I chose to use the Layering Diorama Dies for the card front sentiment, it was purely a “let’s try this” moment! I was trying to figure out if I had any “current” punches that I could use that would fit, but since I don’t and was looking through my die sets for something that was small, but I could layer and not to completely cover and take away from the shells, I tried the Layering Diorama Dies and they totally worked!

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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!

2 thoughts on “Sand & Sea Suite fun!”

  1. Christina, Good Morning from raining Virginia Beach, Virginia. Wanted to express how very much I like your card. It is very lovely and eye pleasing. I celebrate my 6th year as a Stampin Up demonstrator. I have a small number of clients and since Covid have not been doing much stamping. I am among the older,age, demos checking in at a young 79. I am now excited as my clients are to get back in the swing of things. Thanks for sharing your card and talents. Have a wonderful creative and bless stamping day. Carolyn Patterson Stampingran

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    1. Good morning, neighbor (I live in Norfolk)! Thank you for your kind words and congratulations on your stampinversary! I hope you and your clients have a wonderful time getting back together and stamping, I’m sure you all have missed each other! Have a wonderful weekend~Christina


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