I see the ‘Ghosting’ Technique all over, and I wanted to do this with a Twist! I made a Beach landscape card, and wanted my chair to have a shadow, or ghosting effect, BUT I wanted to be able to see the water and sand behind the chair. The thinlit from SU!’s Seasonal Layers cuts the entire chair out, and that would leave a BIG hole in my beach scene! :-O Can’t have that!! So, I die cut out 2 images of the chair, one in Crushed Curry and one in Black. Plus, I had to die cut out the chair directly from my scene!
Once the card was made, I cut out the chair which left a BIG hole in my card, so I had to remake my background on scraps of Very Vanilla to match the colors that I already had on my card. This is much easier than you would think…….just sponge the colors you used onto Very Vanilla and stamp the waves for the water, tape them onto the back of your card. It’s that easy!! Then you will still have the outline to place a black chair, and it will be flat to the card, it looks just like a shadow!
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A California Girl living in North Carolina
Last time I posted I gave a little teaser and told you that I made a card using the High Tide stamp set with the Pattern Party Decorative Mask……..Here is the card I made!
When I saw the Medallion in the mask, I thought immediately that it could be a ‘sun’…….is that weird that my mind went there? I hope not!! I sponged it with Crushed Curry and then went over it with Rose Red, to give it that HOT look. 🙂 High Tide is one of my favorite Stamp sets STILL! I am not sure if or WHEN it will stop being my favorite, I guess time will tell on what Stampin’ Up! brings out next. This company always pleasantly surprises me!
For the sky and water I used Soft Sky as the base, the waves are done in Pool Party. The lighthouse is in Dapper Denim, with the first image stamped off…….this is the image that I get so tickled with when I am done stamping…….it is just so intricate and I can’t get over that I stamped it! Silly, I know! I’m the one who sits in her Stamp Room by MYSELF and says how great something looks……my kids used to shake their heads and comment that I’m crazy! Bwaahahahaha I just get so tickled that I can make beautiful things! Never in my life was I even a LITTLE bit creative, so when I discovered SU!, I was astonished that I could do things that would make others (including me!) think it was pretty! My sister always had the creative gene, and after 17 years I am still tickled. AND I get paid to do it! What’s better than that!?
The sentiment (Love) is from Lovely Friends, BUT the outside ring is from Label Me Pretty! I used a marker to color the outside ring then stamped the LOVE from Lovely Label. I was so happy when I saw that it fit perfectly inside that ring.
Here are the dimensions for this card:
Dapper Denim: 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ scored t 4 1/4″
Gold Foil: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
Whisper White: 5″ x 3 3/4″
Below are pictures of all the product I used for this card, just click on any image to be taken to my OnLine Store! If you purchase from me, I will send you a handmade card, be sure and send me your address!
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A California Girl Living in North Carolina
I was perusing Pinterest seeing what I could make, and I found a Z fold card by Karen Watts and loved her scene! Of course I had to start making my own! And being me, I HAD to add to what I saw on her card AND put in my NEW stamp sets that I just got from the NEW catalog by Stampin’ Up!
I wanted to use the Bike Ride, have the bike going along the beach, and since I had a beach I HAD (again) to use High Tide for the water! High Tide is the greatest stamp set for making water! And since I was using the water I also used the grass, birds on the beach and the birds that are flying! Birds!! For those that know me everytime I use the word/stamp birds, I think of Bambi and say it like Flower said it……..BIRD! 🙂
I also wanted to pull in Seasonal Layers with their Beach Chair! That is such a fun set! Ok, I admit it…….Stampin’ Up! has waaaaaaay too many cute sets! They are fun to play with and BOY they are great for making a story!
Here is my card closed:
Here is the card partially open:
There’s the chair! And now open all the way:
I LOVE how it came out, don’t you!? Not sure what sentiment to put on, or if it needs one……what do you think? Sometimes when I send out my greeting cards, I don’t put a greeting on it, since I want to say what I want to say and let the card speak for itself! Do you ever do that?
Bermuda Bay: 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 8 1/4″, 1 1/2″ x 11, scored in the same places (when you put on card, the folds are opposite)
Whisper White: 5 1/4″ x 4″, 2 1/2″ x 4 (x’s 2), 5 1/4″ x 1 1/4″, 2 1/2″ x 1 1/4″ (xs 2) and scraps for stamping and chair.
I used a post it for the sun, JUST be sure and cut the circle in HALF before you sponge sun! LOL For some reason my mind couldn’t fathom that when I stamped the ocean that it would cover the circle….kind of hard when I didn’t take off the circle when I stamped the ocean OVER the circle! Let me tell you, for some reason (though I’ve done it before) it didn’t dawn on me to cut the circle in half since I was ONLY using half of it to mask the sun. Sheesh!! I’m sure I am the ONLY one that happens to!
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I really enjoyed making this card and this post, I hope you did too! Let me know what you think! Until next time!
A California girl living in North Carolina