22 July, 2020


While we are in the middle of winter it's nice to think of summer coming.  Most places in NZ are not more than an hour from a beach and that's usually where summer happens.

I made the background using an embossing folder.  Embossed the card, inked it, spritzed it, dried, then inked it again, so it is soft and sharp at the same time.

I also like using torn edges so here is the sea with foam and sky with wispy cloud on it's edges.

Actually, thinking about it, everything is from magazine freebies.

The starfish and sandcastle are popped up on 3D foam.

EF: Mag freebie Practical Publications
All stamps: Mag freebies Practical Publications
Also: D.Inks, Copics

Shared on challenges:
asyoulikeit-summer-or-autumn-and-why summer wins every time: sun, lazy days



Mel Sanz said...

Wow a beach card 🏖 I really love how it turned out. Thank you for sharing your pretty card.

meg said...

A fabulous beach scene the embossed panel looks wonderful

kiwimeskreations said...

Amazing work with the embossing folder Carol, and a fabulous card. Your torn edges are stunning. I recognised some of the images :)
Stay safe

Janette said...

Stunning, I love the background you created its so soft, and the images are gorgeous, its a beautiful card.xx

Diane said...

Fabulous beach scene you have created, the 'sand' is great with the torn it! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Birgit said...

What a wonderful beachy card! The inked and embossed background is fabulous!!
Thanks for linking up to the Double D's challenge. Best of luck to you!

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous beach card love the embossed shell background-not been to the beach or seen the sea for a couple of years :(
Carol x

Ellibelle said...

So very beautiful! Loving the seashell background you created!
Thank you so much for sharing at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card, the theme is brilliant and love the background.
Linda xxx

Darlene said...

This is AWESOME Carol! Thanks for all the tips ... I had totally forgotten about inking my embossing folders! This turned out great and LOVE the torn edges! Perfect to create that blue sky for the birds and the foamy water's edge! WELL DONE! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Let’s Go To The Beach’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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Melanie said...

I love this background. Beautiful card. Thank you for shareIng.

DT paperfunday challenge

Bunny said...

Beautiful cards. I love the colors. I so remember making sand castles. It's a little (a lot) more difficult to get on the ground now. [Bunny]

Jules said...

Hi Carol

You have created a fabulous beach scene! Love the embossed background and all the torn edges.

Thank you for sharing again with the AYLI Challenge.

Love Jules xx
Guest DT at AYLI for July

Diane said...

What a fun sandcastle and card design.

Hugs Diane

Sandy said...

Love this fun card! So glad you played along with us this challenge! We have a really big challenge coming up in August! Be sure to follow along with us.
-Sandy, DT

sue t. said...

I sooo wish I was at the beach, building sandcastles!! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!

*Vicki* said...

Oh my gosh I just LOVE this darling card Caorl!! Perfect take on the colors and so happy to your gorgeous card in the gallery!! HUGS

Lynne said...

Fabulous card, love your shell background and the way you have coloured it. Thank you for joining in at As You Like It. Lynne DT

Jan Mahew said...

Carol, What a FUN summer creation! I love the beach... you captured the mood. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge and invite you to join us again every month. HAPPY CRAFTING!
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

Sarah said...

Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful summer card with us at AYLI. Sarah DT

Elizabeth Hart said...

So very cool - I love the design of your great beach card. So creative. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Creative fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Regina said...

This is brilliant and the design is amazing!
Thanks for playing along with us this month. Regina DT-Member of Paper Funday Challenge

Helen said...

A beautiful card - thanks for sharing it with us at The Paper Funday Challenges.

Helen x
DT Member of The Paper Funday Challenges

Indy's Designs said...

Oh I would love to be in your beach scene! It looks so relaxing! So glad you shared with us at Cupcake Inspirations!