Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Sand, Sun, and Water

Happy Tuesday, Everyone!  I don't have to work today after all.  So,.... Whooo Hoooo!  I'll post to my neglected blog instead! :)

I recently got the new Eastern Elegance Designer Paper.  As is often the case, it is much prettier and more vibrant in real life than it looks in the catalog.  I LOVE this paper, I've decided, and it works perfectly for my scrappers' club this month, as the theme is beach days.  PERFECT paper for this theme!  Let's see if you agree. :)

I used the SU shaker frames to make this adorable little sand and sea shells shaker frame.  First, I punched a 1 3/8" circle out of Whisper White card stock -- then stamped the coral (from a new-to-me stamp set -- By the Tide) in Crisp Cantelope ink on it.  Next, I gently removed the adhesive liner of second largest sized shaker frame only.  Then put my stamped circle face down onto the exposed adhesive ring, stuck it on there good, then gently removed the shaker frame from it's closely packed comrades.  I now had the frame into which I put a tiny bit of sand a tiny shells, being careful not to get sand on the exposed sticky part of the frame.  I then cut a circle out of window sheets, using my Circles #2 die -- the second largest circle.  I created the top by using my 1 3/8", 1 3/4" circle punches and my 2 3/8" scallop circle punch -- adhering those together, and then sticking the window sheet circle to the back.  I then put the complete top onto my sticky frame -- completing the sand/shells shaker frame.  So fun, and once you get the hang of how to make them successful, really quite easy with our shaker frames. 

For the "sand" word, I die cut the letters out of sand paper to add even more texture.  I popped them up on dimensionals to help them stand out even more.

For the "ocean strip" right above the sand frame, I started with a 2 x 3 1/2" strip of scrap card stock.  I next tore 1/2" strips of Soft sky, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, and Baked Brown Sugar card stock -- and layered those torn pieces on top of each other to create "ocean waves on a beach" type of look.  So easy, but a dramatic result.

The inspiration for this layout, came from a layout I saw on Pinterest. I changed it a bit, but the idea came from there. 

Hope all of you have a fantastic day!  The new SU holiday catalog is here.  Yeah! Yeah!  I've been enjoying the new Festive Flurry framelits and matching stamp set as well as too many (gasp!) other treasures from it, too.  If you haven't gotten a copy of it, be sure to contact me and I'll get one to you ASAP.

Happy scrapping and stamping!

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