Hi everyone! Another Saturday has rolled around and we are that much closer to Christmas! Yaaaaay, my favorite time of year! We literally have just a couple months of hot weather out here in Colorado (that’s why we moved here) so we’re looking forward to some cooler temps coming! We have very little humidity so the hot and cold temps are much easier to tolerate. I’m happy to be back on the Eyelet Outlet blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a beach card featuring some of the new Flip Flop Brads that hit the store a few days ago… they are so cool! And of course, I had to pair them with a Sun Brad and a Seagull Brad along with Wide Sky Washi Tape and the Water Washi Tape to complete the beach scene!
Beach scenes are so much fun to create with washi tape and brads, and of course torn kraft cardstock for the sand, and makes for a super simple no-fuss design. I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock along with a panel cut from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock which I covered with Wide Sky Washi Tape and Water Washi Tape and rounded all four corners. I added torn strips of CutCardStock 80# Sandcastle cardstock for the sand along with a Sun Brad and a Seagull Brad. Using the Dare 2B Artzy Flip Flops Stamp Set, I stamped the Adirondack chair in Teal Zeal ink on CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Lagoon cardstock and while it was still wet, I sprinkled some Ranger Clear embossing powder over it and hit it with the heat tool. Remember I mentioned a while back the clear embossing powder in my stash that I apparently dumped some white embossing powder into because it now embosses with white specks in it?! Well, this is it… and I cannot bring myself to throw it away because it looks so freaking cool! I cut the Adirondack chair with the coordinating Dare 2B Artzy Flip Flop & Adirondack Chair Die and added it to my scene. I added the Flip Flop Brads and stamped the sentiment from the Dare 2B Artzy Flip Flops Stamp Set in Jet Black StazOn ink to complete the front of the card.
I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock along with a layering panel and embellishing strip from CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Lagoon cardstock, and a wider embellishing strip from CutCardStock 80# Sandcastle cardstock. I adhered the strips, rounded all four corners and stamped another sentiment from the Dare 2B Artzy Flip Flops Stamp Set in Teal Zeal ink, then layered the panel on the lagoon cardstock.
And one more look… so smitten with this card! The sky and water washi tape along with this assortment of brads makes the best beach cards!
Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock 80# Sandcastle cardstock, CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Lagoon cardstock
Stamps: Dare 2B Artzy Flip Flops Stamp Set
Ink: Memento Teal Zeal ink, StazOn Jet Black ink
Dies/Punches: Dare 2B Artzy Flip Flop & Adirondack Chair Dies, Kadomaru Pro corner rounder
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Ranger Clear embossing powder, Milwaukee heat tool, Big Shot, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool
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