My family is celebrating my dad’s 97th birthday and my parents 75th wedding Anniversary at the shore in a few weeks. I made these nautical themed cards with this in mind. All the stamps are cling stamps from Just Rite. Background papers are Fancy Pants, layers are Nesties and coloring was done with Copic markers. I think the layering is interesting as each piece was sponged with black or brown ink on the edges. The lobster was cut out of paper, and everything is 3-D with foam tape. The twine adds a really seaside look.
I’m giving my dad a gift card for the Red Lobster, so the lobster card is right in keeping with the theme. Just Rite stamps are available at www.stampexpressstore.com. The paper is not yet available. The Nesties will be here soon. These would also make great Father’s day cards or summer birthday remembrances. Life’s a beach!
Seashells Card (A2 size)
Lg Beach Card (A9 size)
She sells seashells by the seashore. This is the theme for a beach motif we have planned for the Hagerstown SDV in August. The seashell stamp is from JustRite and colored with Copic markers. The ovals are cut out with Nestabilities from Spellbinders. The background paper is from BoBunny while the plain cardstocks are the Stamp Express quality cardstock. I made the flourishes by diecutting labels from Spellbinders and then cutting them in half. I glued one half to each side of the larger layered pieces. Come to the show and do this project as a FREE make it/ take/it. Learn how to color with Copics!
8X8 Seashell page
As summer approaches and you head to the beach, take along some cards to send home. Or use these on a scrapbook page with a seaside photo inside. Stamp Express now has seashell cards by the package at the on-line store. And many stamp companies have nautical images to feature on the front. On the blue card I used BoBunny designer paper with a stamped and cut out image from Mini Magnolia stamps. I colored with Copic markers, then added a button and bow. The words are from Impression Obsession.
On the cream colored card I distressed the edges a tiny bit with Memento Rich Cocoa ink. Then I layered the JustRite image on diecuts from the Nestabilities ovals. The image was colored with Copic markers. Seagulls are from Impression Obsession and a twine knot finishes the look. You could embellish with a small shell you find on the beach, or glue some real sand around the edges. Everyone will wish they were there having fun in the sun with you.
Splish Splash Shell Card
Beach Shell Card