Here is another card I created during the February VSN on Splitcoast. The challenge was to create a card picturing your dream. That was easy for me. I LOVE summer time and I LOVE the beach. So here is my take on that challenge.

I had the gorgeous Seaside set from Crafty Secrets at home for a while, but hadn’t inked it up yet. It was perfect for my challenge card. I stamped the image with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock. The rope as well as a sentiment from that set were stamped underneath the image. It was cut and embossed with Label 1 Nestabilities and colored with Copic Markers (Dress: BG72, BG75, Hat and Sand: B30, B31, B33, Ocean: G0000, G000, Sky: B0000, Bucket: R21, R22, Skin: E50, E51). The edges of the label were sponged first with Antique Linen, then with Vintage Photo Distress ink.  The image was layered on a piece of Canyon Brown cardstock, cut and embossed with the next size die and the edges were paper pierced.

A 2″ x 4 1/2″ piece of Fruehlingserwachen Patterned Paper was adhered to a 4 1/2″ square of the same paper pack. White lace (bought at JoAnn’s) was layered over the bottom of the horizontal layer and everything was stitched to a 3/16″ bigger piece of Solar White cardstock. Gold May Arts Organdy ribbon was tied above the lace. A sea horse charm was tied to the bow before the bow was topped with a Recollections brad.

The layers were adhered to the card base, a 5″ x 10″ piece of Canyon Brown cardstock folded in half. Soft Pink Kaisercraft Rhinestones finish off the card. I cased this card later to create a similar one as my sample for the Triangle Trifold Card Video tutorial. I liked how the image came out that much.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have  wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

22 Responses to “Dreaming of the Beach”

  1. This is my favorite place to be. Thank you for putting a smile on my face this morning Beate. Have a great day. ;0)

  2. Such a pretty card, Beate! I love that sweet image!

  3. So serene!! Fabulous!

  4. So elegant! Love the colouring and the matting!

  5. I love today’s card. I’ve been longing
    to go to the beach!

  6. Beate this is stunning – I love the black base and the image is so beautifully colored.


  7. such a sweet scene! beautiful colors and design. your details are always so pretty, too. fabulous card, Beate!

  8. OMG Beate was für eine traumhaft schöne Karte, ich bin sprachlos, sonwas von zauberhaft.

    Ich habe dieses wundervolle Set ja auch, allerdings noch nicht eingeweiht.

    Herzliche Grüße
    von Anke

  9. Wow! This card is beautiful, and the image is just dreamy!

  10. OMgosh … is that not the sweetest little image??! This is yet another card worthy of framing into wall art, Beate.

  11. Oh I forgot about this image! I have it!!! Yippee! Thanks for the reminder. Your card is beautiful!! Wonderfully coloured as always! 🙂

  12. I love getting your posts — your coloring is so appealing – I can only dream! Love this fun beach card~ Hope you feel better soon

  13. Beautiful, calming scene and I just love the coloring, especially the water and the shading around it!!

  14. Lovely card – love the beige all around the blue skies and beach….and that seagull looks like he is popped out and flying down. What an adorable stamp and card.

  15. une bien belle carte

  16. Just gorgeous, Beate! The coloring is fabulous as always!

  17. Wonderful image and such a pretty card, Beate! I love the beach, and summer too so this card just makes me happy!!

  18. Ohhhhhhh, I have this set but I totally FORGOT that I had it. I should get it out and ink it up. This sweet little girl in the hat is one of my favs. You’ve colored her SOOOO beautifully and I love it paired with the lace and the seagull up in the corner.

    …I think I’m ALWAYS dreaming of the beach, lol!

  19. I love this stamp set, and use it all the time. Your coloring is so fabulous, and I love the layout.

  20. All the cards on here are just absolutely beautiful. Thanks for putting the directions and what you used to make them.

  21. Absolutely *LOVE* this!!!! Such a beautiful, vintage feel and your colouring blows me away!!!

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