Come and have a look at my seaside-inspired card:
Can you tell I've been on the rocky Antrim coast lately? I made a frame with the mat pack - it's so easy to pierce a straight line all the way round the card front with the guide in this pack. The edges of the card and the bottom have been inked with Marina Mist ink to create the seaside feel and then I went over the piercing gently with a sharp grey watercolour pencil to make a soft, stitched look.
I made a seagull by stamping the bird from Sweetheart onto the greyish paper from Blueberry Crisp and cutting it out with my trusty paper snips. The rocks are pieces of Crumb Cake card stock sponged with Basic Grey and Marina Mist inks while the legs of the bird are actually the stalks of a flower image in the Just Believe set! It's amazing what you can see in stamps!
Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Sweetheart, Basic Phrases
Ink: Marina Mist, Basic Grey, Riding Hood Red
Card stock: Confetti White, Crumb Cake
Other: Blueberry Crisp designer paper pack, mat pack, paper piercer, watercolour pencils
Call me a heathen but although those wonderful photos of sandy beaches look very appealing I actually prefer rocky beaches. There's so much more to look at and do, and rock hopping keeps you fit too! We were amazed by the amount of huge jelly fish washed up in the rock pools at Portstewart this year and another year we saw dolphins swimming and jumping off the coast between Portstewart and Portrush. Of course this coastline has some beautiful sandy beaches too...