Saturday, 8 June 2013

Beside the Seaside

Morning all, hope the sun is still shining on you all? Looks like it's going to be another beautiful day here, hopefully it will still be nice tomorrow on my day off too. Although some of my Sunday will be spent preparing my latest window display in the shop so technically I'll still be working.
My card today is the design my half of our Card making workshop group made at this Thursday evening's class. A bit of a seasidey theme with a hint of vintage.
We used the 'Beside The Seaside' stamp from Crafty Individuals.
I knew I wanted the beach huts to be in the background some how, so after playing around with Labels Seventeen Spellbinder this is what I came up with.
I cut the two pieces of card, one with a fold to form a hinge to attach to the other. I then die cut the frames into them so they pop up. I did this by only having half the die on the cutting plate & the rest over lapping the edge so that only half of the shape cuts. ( I hope this makes sense!)
I then cut & embossed the frames fully to go over the top, & inked them with peacock feathers, mustard seed & brushed corduroy distress inks.
The background was spritzed with cosmic shimmer spays in mango & Egyptian blue & these were also used to colour the crochet ribbon strips.
The images were stamped in black ink & heat embossed with clear embossing powder & then coloured with water colour pencils & blended.
I finished with a few shells from my current nautical display in the shop!

 This is Karen's finished card
 This is Leanne with her version of Carole's design
 And this is a close up of Leanne's finished card, she was really chuffed!

These two cards were made by two new ladies to our group who had never tried any of the techniques we used at all before. They enjoyed themselves a lot & I'm pleased to say they have booked up to come along to our classes again.
I think they did a great job!
As always, thanks for stopping by.
 Your comments are much appreciated & I really enjoy reading them.
Amy x

1 comment:

  1. Super evening wasn't it Amy, the two new ladies on your group made fab cards! Carole Z X