Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Down-By-The-Sea Card

Our trip to the beach last Saturday inspired me to make this summertime card.

Down-By-The-Sea Triptych Card


Cardstock in white and turquoise
Acrylic paints in turquoise, blue and silver
MSRS Mini Creatures stamp set
Silver embossing powder
Versamark inkpad (or similar pigment inkpad)
Heat tool
Paper cutter
Foam tape (or pop dots)
Gluestick or double sided tape


Cut the white cardstock in half to make two 5 ½ x 8 ½” pieces. Fold one piece in half to make a 5 ½” x 4 ¼” card. From the other piece, cut a 2” x 5 ½” piece. Reserve the rest.
From the turquoise cardstock, cut a 5 ½” x 2 ¾” piece. Reserve the rest.
Apply a small amount of paint to a textured sponge and dab the reserved white cardstock randomly. Repeat this step with the turquoise paint and finally the silver paint. Allow it to dry. From the dry painted cardstock, cut three small squares so that they fit side by side onto the 2” x 5 ½” white cardstock strip leaving a scant border all around the edges and in between each square. Attach the painted squares with gluestick or tape and bend up the two ends.
Attach the 5 ½” x 2 ¾” piece of turquoise cardstock to the front of the folded card.
Attached the triptych by the center square only, allowing the two ends to “float”.
From the reserved turquoise cardstock, stamp and emboss three sea stars or three shells or any combination of creatures you want with silver embossing powder.
Cut them out and attach one to each of the three panels with foam tape.

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