Thursday, August 22, 2019

Impression Obsession At The Beach Challenge

Lovely summertime greetings, my friends!  I had to say it, as summer here in upstate NY is winding down, and I have to get my last bit of 'summerness' in!  

Welcome to the Impression Obsession AT THE BEACH challenge!  You can find links to the other designer's posts on the IO blog HERE

My card features a beach, some waves, and a flamingo!  
Summer Vibes CL956
Flamingo Set DIE697-W
All-in-One Frames Rectangle DIE291-WW
Leafy Branch DIE055-N

I masked off an area of a card stock panel for the sky, using torn paper and my brush applicator and some torn paper to apply distress ink, creating clouds.

I moved the mask to the sky area to cover it, and tore a piece of paper with a jagged edge to create a mask for the sand for the beach, then applied deeper blue for the water, and browns for the beach.

I used embossing paste and applied dabs of it with my spatula, creating wave crests.  When dry, I added the verse, then the die cuts.

I framed the scene with my favorite frame die set, using the large stitched frame.  I layered the whole shebang onto an A2 white card front.

I had fun creating my beach card!  Now, I'm going out to play in my garden for a while.  I think perhaps we may take a ride to the beach later this evening to watch the sun set over the lake!  Sounds like a great plan.

I am adding my card to these challenges:

The Library Craft Challenge  

ModSquad Challenge - Travel/Vacation

Thanks so much for visiting today.  Hope to see you at the IO's At The Beach Challenge!  Come on over and play with us!



  1. I wish you would do an instructional video to show how to make that sea. It's so alive.

  2. This is SO PRETTY, Lynda! LOVE how you created the ocean waves, the clouds, the beautiful blues & the sand! Your card is DREAMY!!! ;) A SUPER JOB, Lynda!!!!!! ;)<3

  3. Thank you for dropping off your lovely beach scene card at Mod Squad - very beautiful!

  4. Love what you did with the waves. I have bought the embossing paste, but I have not yet played with mine. I think I might give your idea a try. You have certainly made a beautiful card.

  5. Your frothy waves and sand look amazing- lovely card. Thanks for joining The Library.


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