Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Life Is Better at the Beach

Hi Crafty Friends,

Today I am sharing another Slimline card that I created yesterday. It may be hard to see  in the photo above, but this card is 3D and is a Slimline Bridge card.

A couple of days ago, Jennifer McGuire posted a video which was all about more ideas for creating Bridge Cards. I have made a fair number of Bridge Cards in the past, but I hadn't thought about making one Slimline size which is two of the ideas Jennifer shared in her video ... one landscape style and one portrait style. Of course I loved the idea so set to work to make one. You can see Jennifer's video tutorial here.

Just like making a normal slimline card, having the extra length works well when you are creating scenes, which is one of the reasons I am enjoying making slimline cards.

To create the Slimline Bridge card, I cut a piece of blue cardstock to 4 inches x 11 inches and then scored on each side at 1 1/4 inches and 2 1/4 inches. I used a cloud stencil and white pigment ink to add clouds to the background.

I use Lawn Fawn's Slimline Stitched Hillside Border to create the ocean and the sand . The ocean uses the wavy border dies which I die cut from a bright blue cardstock and sponged along the top of the waves using white ink. The sand I die cut three panels of white stock which were just over 9 inches long and used the other two border dies in the set. I then applied color to the panels using Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide inks. Once I have blended the color, I then flicked on Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide ink to add texture to the panels. I used these sand panels to add one to the inside portion of the card which I trimmed to fit at the back and sides of the card. I then used the other two sand panels to bridge the front of the card.

I used Honey Bee Stamps Hello Summer stamp set to stamp the umbrella, chairs and other beach stuff which is decorating the card.

For the trees and birds I used the Beach House Add-On die set.

My Slimline Bridge card folds flat to measure 4 inches x 9 inches and will fit inside a #10 envelope.

I always like to decorate the back of my Bridge cards, it's a great place to add extra sentiments and write a hand written greeting.

I added the large "beach" sentiment from the Hello Summer stamp set and repeated a few of the elements that I used on the front of the card.

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