Don’t Worry, Beach Happy for the Cards 4 Galz Challenge

Nautical All Occasion Card using Beach Happy by Stampin' Up!



It’s time for another fun challenge over at Cardz 4 Galz! Sue is our host for our “Sun, Sea and Sand” challenge. My family loves to go to the ocean so the Beach Happy stamp set was great to add to my nautical stamp collection. I just can’t believe that I hadn’t inked it up before now! This card was lots of fun to create, helping me to get just a little bit better at sponging.


Nautical All Occasion Card using Beach Happy by Stampin' Up!


My Secrets to Making This Beach Happy Project

  • I created the background first, mainly because I had very little confidence that I could do it without making a big mess! But, I like how it turned out, using Balmy Blue for the sky and water. Then, I added Bermuda Bay to deepen the color of the water. Crumb Cake was blended to make some sand, using a little scrap of cardstock to make a water line.
  • Once the background was finished, I heat embossed the beach umbrella and chair in black ink onto the background. Then, I did it again onto 2018-2020 In Color DSP and paper pieced it onto the background. The lower edge of the umbrella was popped up with a mini-dimensional but think I should have gone with the regular dimensional for more pop.
  • For the palm trees, I heat embossed them with 2018-2020 and Copper Embossing Powders. After they were cool, I fussy cut them out.
  • The hat and tote were stamped in Crumb Cake onto Tropical Escape DSP and fussy cut.
  • The seagull was fussy cut from the Bird Ballad DSP because I love my cards to show a little life, be it flowers, leaves or critters!
  • The white frame was in my scrap stash!
  • Bermuda Bay was a great cardstock to back this scene, and adding the Seaside embossing folder really makes it pop.
  • After I finished the card and was ready to photograph it, I realized there wasn’t a sentiment. So, I sponged some So Saffron onto WW cardstock, stamped the sentiment in Bermuda Bay and cropped it out with a 1 1/4″ Circle Punch.


Product List

Beach Happy Photopolymer Stamp Set

Beach Happy Photopolymer Stamp Set

Tropical Escape 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper

Tropical Escape 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper

1-1/4" (3.2 Cm) Circle Punch

1-1/4″ (3.2 Cm) Circle Punch

Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

In Color 2018–2020 Stampin' Emboss Powder

In Color 2018–2020 Stampin’ Emboss Powder



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  1. Love the polka dot chair and umbrella! Such a fun and summery card! And the colors……this card makes me smile. (and I want to head over to the beach now, LOL)

  2. Which green did you use on the trees? Inquiring minds need to know!!!

  3. Oh sorry, I just saw the CMC EP.

  4. Love this card, Debbie! I bet Aly wishes he was in that lounge chair under the umbrella! Great job on your beachy background… you should be pleased! I think my favorite detail is the detail popping out of the frame… way cool. My stamp set has not been inked up either… bought it for “that special occasion”… Off to pin!

  5. A wonderful card, Debbie

    Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE

  6. A simply terrific card! Gorgeous design! Thank you very much for joining us at Moo Mania & More!

  7. Your beach scene is so inviting. I love it. Love Dawn x

  8. Perfect for our Challenge! So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Always Fun Challenges. Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @AFC

  9. What a perfect summer scene you created, Debbie. Love this stamp set!!
    Thank you so much for sharing at my Crafty Wednesday challenge for June/July where it’s all about Summer Scenes, Summer Treats of Summer Colors!
    Ellibelle’s Corner

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