Saturday, 27 August 2016

Seaside Shore Card No 2

Hello, Crafters.

Yesterday I spent my day, first of all designing, and then making, a special bookmarker that I'm going to send out to all my customers, with the new Christmas catalogue. Unfortunately, I never do "quick & easy" so this is quite a mammoth task and is going to take up most of my weekend!

I'm so pleased with the idea I came up with, I'll be making a video which I hope will be ready for next Wednesday. All my customers should have received their catalogues by then! 
I'm not going into the details because I don't want to spoil the surprise for my customers! ☺

While I was working on these gifts yesterday, I had YouTube playing on my iPad. It was on autoplay and the videos all featured the Limited Edition Thoughtful Branches.

I decided that I'd create a card for today using the set! As you can see it didn't quite work out according to plan! LOL. 

I started making the hydranga but I just didn't feel I could do something different. I think having seen so many great ideas during the day, I'd OD'd on Thoughtful Branches. 

Instead, I decided to have my second play with Seaside Shore - no idea why I chose that one but I'm so pleased I did.  The style of this card is so unusual for me but I love it! I'll certainly use this idea again. 

My original idea was to have just the fish and the seaweed as you see it now, but I was going to put a top layer of Marina Mist that had a circle cut out of it, rather like a porthole window.

I had die cut the circle and then dry embossed the layer using the Seaside Embossing Folder. 

When I was about to adhere it on top, something made me stop and I decided I liked the scene as it was. 
Using Marina Mist Ink and Cardstock, I stamped and fussy cut one each of the two shells, as well as the two starfish. 

Then I adhered them in place, making sure I kept my scene just in the centre of my layer. 

As I always cut my card bases and layers to the same size and I like a total of three layers, I was now one short!

I'd already adhered the Pear Pizzazz layer to my Marina Mist card base, so I cut the base in half, effectively making it the second layer. Then I took a piece of Pear Pizzazz and cut it a bit larger than normal and adhere the layers to it. My finished card was 1/4" taller and wider but it still fits into one of our regular envelopes.

To create the scene I used Pear Pizzazz Ink on Pear Pizzazz Cardstock and Marina Mist Ink on Marina Mist Cardstock. I fussy cut all the images. 

The only parts I stamped directly onto the layer are the bubbles and the sentiment, which is from Guy Greetings. 
I'm so pleased with my finished card - I feel it looks very clean and airy! 

That's about it for today. I hope you have a great weekend. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. I just love your creativity here! Great job.

    1. Hi, Catherine. Many thanks for your kind words, they really are appreciated! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. What a visually pretty card and yet so simple and straight forward. Love the layout, the colour combination that you have used and of course, that Guy Greeting script! (isn't it the best?! Turn to it all the time too) -- it suits the over all layout and the line-art stamps just perfectly though. Very well done!!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. I have used that sentiment sooo many times! Like you, I love the font! I think it's very stylish. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  3. Love this card Jan, you should be very pleased! Love the way the fish are swimming amongst the seaweed. Totally worth all the "fussy cutting"! Thank you!

  4. Hi, Paowens. Many thanks. I'm lucky because I enjoy fussy cutting! LOL! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB. find f