Monday, May 10, 2021

Make the Cards Challenge - Beach


 Dear Ones~

Today's offering has been created for the Make the Cards Challenge Blog. My dear BFF Donna (go check out her blog - she is ÜBER TALENTED) is guest designing this week, so I just had to play along. The theme is BEACH.  Here's what I came up with:
I usually don't do "beach" themed cards. I can't really relate, since I live in Northern Michigan where we only have woods and rivers, with the occasional lake thrown in. But I do have this fabulous Chambered Nautilus stamp by Gina K Designs. I think it's a fine example of something you would find at the beach. I took a piece of watercolor paper, wet it down well, and then used Distress Inks and a paint brush to create the background color. I stamped the Nautilus on watercolor paper with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and used my paint brush to spread the color around. Then I went to town with the dies from Stampin' Up's Sea of Textures. I love that fishnet die. Final touch are those Trinity Stamps Bubble Blow Out baubles.
 I think they look like bubbles and I love the effect.

The Ingredients:
Recollections Kraft Card Stock
Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection Card Stock
Canson Watercolor Paper
Distress Inks In:
*Salty Ocean
*Chipped Sapphire
*Shabby Shudders
*Walnut Stain
GKD By the Sea 2 Stamp Set
SU Sea of Textures Die Set
SU Very Versailles Stamp for Greeting
It was fun to make a card that's a little out of my comfort zone. Swing on over to Make the Cards Challenge and see what the fabulous designers have done. There's a new challenge up every week, so never a dull moment.
Thanks for stopping by, I love to read all your wonderful comments. Stay well, and until next time, Here's Celebrating Your Creative Muse!



  1. Oh. My. Word. This is sooooo beautiful! You should create more beach themed cards! Love that Shell, it's just fantastic! Great water coloring of that background and I absolutely adore that fish net die cut, all of the pretty die cuts! YOWZA! Thanks for supporting my Guest Designer gig too! You're a doll! xoxo

  2. This really is a beautiful scene. Very realistic. I feel like I could touch the shell and expect it to feel alive. And the bubbles just add to the realistic look. Amazing creation!

  3. WOW!! An amazing beach card. One would never think this is out of your comfort zone.

  4. This is so beautiful. A wonderful beach scene.

  5. OH MY STARS! This is awesome Judy and I agree with Donna ... you should do more beachy cards ... you have the touch!! LOVE that background and your beachy grouping is perfect! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Make The Cards Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

    P.S. Our challenges are WEEKLY ... every Monday.

  6. Wow! Wow! You really knocked this out out of the park. I love the watery background and that Gina k By the Sea stamp set. Your layers make it look realistic. Those colors are amazing.

  7. You may not make beach cards very often, but you really should! This is outstanding Judy! The colors and textures are so complimentary! Sometimes it's hard to mix stamps and die cuts in one design but this works really well! Love it!

  8. Such a gorgeous creation! I so love your many layers and textures! Thanks so much for playing with us at Make the Cards Challenge!

  9. What a beautiful card and fantastic beach scene you made :-))
    Thanks for playing with us at MTTC!

  10. I love this, Judy, the net, shells and sea pretty!