Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a super fun beach themed card featuring not one, not two, but THREE stamp sets! This is a continuation from Monday’s post featuring the Dandy Designs DSP with a nautical theme paired with the Seaside Bay Bundle, Lighthouse Bundle, and the Oceanfront stamp set! I was really trying to keep this card on the simple side, but I thought the small seashells and the sanderling from Seaside Bay were perfect additions to this card. Not only is this a great “any occasions” card, but it’s also a great way to send some warm thoughts to beat the winter blues!
I used the other half of this DSP design sheet to make three of these cards and the base layer for the card front is 4” x 5 ¼”:
For the rest of the card front, you will need:
1. Use the third from the largest Deckled Rectangle Die to die-cut from Basic White cardstock and then emboss with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder.
2. Cut a 4 ¼” x 3” piece of Basic White cardstock and using the Oceanfront stamp set, stamp the sky in Balmy Blue ink, the ocean in Pacific Point ink, and the beach in Gray Granite ink, turning the stamp upside down to stamp again in Granite Gray ink to “fill in” the beach. I then used a Wink of Stella Pen to give shimmer to the beach and the ocean. You will then use the fourth from the largest Deckled Rectangle Die to die-cut out and this will be layered on top of the above die-cut cardstock.
3. On Basic White cardstock, use a sponge dauber with Gray Granite ink to ink the solid lighthouse stamp, stamp the second step lighthouse stamp in Gray Granite ink, and use the coordinating die to die-cut out.
4. On Basic White cardstock, stamp the sanderlings and seashells stamps in Early Espresso ink, use a Light Balmy Blue and Light Tahitian Tide Stampin’ Blends to add a little color to the sanderlings and seashells, and use the coordinating dies to die-cut out. You will need to stamp the seashells stamp three times since all three seashells will be used for one card and the sanderlings once, one for each card.
5. Cut a 4” piece of the White Frayed Ribbon.
6. You will need three of the Faux Sea Glass Shapes, not pictured.
To assemble the card front, adhere the Deckled Rectangle die-cuts together, adhere the die-cut lighthouse to the left side, use a mini dimensional to adhere the sanderling and one of the seashells, use glue dots to adhere the other two seashells, and place the Faux Sea Glass Shapes as shown. Adhere the frayed ribbon across the middle of the DSP base layer, use dimensionals to adhere the layered scenery over the ribbon to the DSP base layer, and this completed piece is adhered to a Gray Granite 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 from Lighthouse Point in Pacific Point ink, and adhere a ¾” x 4” piece of DSP along the bottom:
For the coordinating Basic White Medium Envelope, use the seashell stamp from Seaside Bay to stamp in Gray Granite ink and use Light Balmy Blue and Light Tahitian Tide Stampin’ Blends to add a little color to the shells:
How fun is this beach themed card?? This is another great card that you can create with the Dandy Designs DSP, which is still available during Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying $100 (USD) purchase! Not only that, but it also shows you how to combine stamp sets and dies from the annual catalog with a new bundle from the January – April Mini Catalog, giving you more use and inspiration with old and new stamp sets/bundles!
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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!