Be The Good by the Seashore with Cardz 4 Galz

Beach Card Featuring By the Seashore by Stampin' Up!

Hello and welcome to the next challenge at Cardz 4 Galz! It’s a great one for summer – “Seashells.” I love shells and have a huge collection of them from all of our vacations plus living in Florida for a number of years. I don’t know why I keep them now and don’t dare pick one more up! That’s the life of a pack rat, I guess. And, speaking of collecting stuff, I had lots of stamps to choose from for this challenge. The biggest problem was choosing which one to use. I used By the Seashore for the shells and So Many Shells for the sentiment.

Beach Card Featuring By the Seashore by Stampin' Up!

MY SECRETS TO MAKING THIS PROJECT

  • The finished size of this card is 5 1/2″ square.
  • I cut the Blushing Bride cardstock at 5″ on all sides, then added Seaside Spray on top, cut at 4 7/8.”
  • After choosing the By the Seashore and So Many Shells stamps, I went through the retired Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack. That’s where I found the laser cut background as well as the lighthouse. The background was trimmed to fit onto the Seaside Spray after I sprayed it with adhesive.
  • I couldn’t resist using the new die in the Freezin’ Fun bundle from the new August-December (holiday) catalog! The two “dunes” were cut, stamped with a sand stamp from Seaside Notions in Crumb Cake ink.
  • Since there’s always tall grass close to the beach, I went on the hunt for one and found two. The one in the retired Basket Bunch bundle worked best so I cut it with Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • I fussy cut the lighthouse out from one of the Memories & More cards.
  • Then, the shells were stamped, colored with Stampin’ Blends (colors listed below) and sponged Seaside Spray ink onto the Sea Star.
  • Finally, the sentiment from So Many Shells was stamped, cut with a square die, backed with black and Blushing Bride cardstocks. Then, it was popped up with dimensionals.

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Product List
By The Seashore Clear Stamp Set
By The Seashore Clear Stamp Set
[126532]
$16.95
So Many Shells Photopolymer Stamp Set
So Many Shells Photopolymer Stamp Set
[143695]
$26.00
Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack
Come Sail Away Memories & More Card Pack
[149552]
$11.00

10 Comments

  1. WOW what a BEAUTIFUL scene you have created! Just awesome! 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.
    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
    Please stop in for a visit!

  2. Love this card Debbie.
    I do have seashells etc.
    I will try to adapt this beautiful card.
    Thank you.

  3. I think this is the most beautiful card I have ever seen, with the sentiment so clearly needed today. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  4. Fabulous card Debbie and I LOVE your background!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  5. Barbara Campbell

    I love all of the texture on this lovely card. It is so stunning. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D.
    Barbara DT

  6. I love those papers and the scene you have created but the sentiment is my favourite. This whole project is just beautiful. Love Dawn x

  7. Your creativity is just amazing…..and just remembering what products you have to use…..and then make it all come together. Debbie I do so enjoy viewing your work. But if you are like me, it’s not work. I count it pure joy!

  8. Hi Debbie, this is such a lovely card. The background is great for a beach scene and that lighthouse works perfect there. Thanks for joining the Cardz 4 Guys challenge!
    Melanie

  9. I love this! I love the colors and the texture on your card is fabulous! Thanks for joining our Summer Fun challenge at Use Your Stuff and hope to see you again!
    Tammy DT

  10. So beautifully done, Debbie! Gorgeous stamps!
    Thank you so much for sharing at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!

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