Saturday, June 30, 2018

Scrapping for Less ~ June Flavor of the Month ~ At the Beach!

Ahhhhh! My most favorite place in the entire world to be! 
Salt air in my hair, sand in my toes and the sound of crashing waves, what more can a girl ask for to be totally relaxed? Well, the next best thing to me is to grab some summer-themed products and make beach themed cards! And do we ever have that on the agenda for today! So grab yourselves an island cocktail (not coffee this time) and lay back in your lounge chair and browse through the wonderful creations the design team and guest designers have to offer you today. Our fabulous “At the Beach” card kit is available now, but don’t fall asleep in that chair or you just might miss out!

Here's a look at the Banana Split subscription for this month's kit.

I was super excited when I saw the Beach theme for this months card kit! Let's get to the cards!

For my first card I used Sketch #4 with Collection One. 
As soon as I saw the shark in this set, I knew I had to use him for my focal image. He's such a happy shark... look at that grin! I followed the sketch pretty closely with this one, adding the strips of patterned paper and banner directly to the Nightshift Blue card base. I stamped the sentiment from the At the Beach Sentiment set by Scrapping for Less and die cut it with a stitched banner die.
I used the following copic markers on this card ~ Y06, Y35, C00, C1, C3, C7.

For my second card I used Sketch #1 with Collection Two.
I wanted to give the fish some room to swim so for this card I flipped the sketch so the focal image could be wider. I used the Vitamin Sea patterned paper for my layers in the background. I colored the background by blending a few distress inks. I stamped the fish, crab, and coral on scrap pieces of white card stock and fussy cut them out. I stamped the school of fish a few times on the background and then ran the background through my big shot with the Lawn Fawn Ocean Wave die from the Banana Split subscription. I adhered all the pieces to create my scene and then popped it up on the card. I stamped the sentiment on Nightshift Blue card stock using Versamark watermark ink and heat embossed ultra fine white embossing powder. I trimmed it into a banner and popped it up on the card.
I used the following Distress Inks on this card ~ Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans, Carved Pumpkin, Spiced Marmalade.

For my third card I used Sketch #3 with Collection Three.
I had a blast creating the scene for this card... it's so wonderful when your idea for a card actually works out! Once I had my layout figured out with the patterned papers I stamped the castle with Tea Dye distress ink and the sun with Wild Honey distress ink. I masked the castle and blended the background using Tea Dye, Tumbled Glass, and Squeezed Lemonade distress inks. I added some dimension to the castle with copic markers and also colored in the seal, bucket and shovel that I had stamped on a scrap piece of white card stock. I fussy cut those pieces and set them a side. I die cut the chair from Blu Raspberry card stock using the Adirondack Chair die in the collection. I adhered the patterned papers to the panel and then die cut the whole piece with a stitched rectangle die and then adhered it to a Blue Raspberry card base. I layered my partial circle with the same size circle that I die cut from Blu Raspberry card stock. I adhered that piece to the card and created my little scene with the seal. I had planned to stamp the sentiment but I thought it would be fun to use the puffy sticker included in the collection and naturally, the little crab just had to play along too. These puffy stickers have a glossy finish to them that made it difficult to photograph the card, unfortunately, but I do think they add a bit of fun to the card.

And since I used the puffy sticker for the sentiment on the front of the card, I decided to do a little bit of stamping on the inside.
I used the following Distress Inks for this card ~ Tea Dye, Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey. I also used the following copic markers for this card ~ C00, C1, C3, YR02, YR15, YR68, BG000, BG15, E30, E35.

For my fourth card I used Sketch #2 with Collection Four.
I had some fun using the patterned papers to create the layer on the card base. I used another bit of patterned paper (the brown layer) which is hard to see in the photo but it has palm trees all over it. I created the focal scene using distress inks and a bunch of masking. I stamped the palm tree on a scrap piece of white card stock and colored it in with copic markers. I fussy cut it out and adhered it to the scene. I stamped the sentiment on the 'sun' with Memento tuxedo black ink. I adhered the scene to the brown layer and popped it up on the card base. I added three gem stickers and called this card done.
I used the following Distress Inks for this card ~ Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Tumbled Glass, Tea Dye, Antique Linen.
I used the following copic markers for this card ~ G03, G14, E55, E57.

I hope you enjoyed the cards I shared today. I had so much fun creating them to share with you all.
Let's get to hopping and see what the other members of the design team created!

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~ Crystal


  1. I love your cards! The Aquarium looking one is awesome!

  2. Your cards are so cute. Thanks for the 'recipes' for your designs.

  3. Fun cards, great layouts. I love your shaker card!!
    And the first card is perfect for a guy.

  4. Gorgeous! I love the little sea lion in the chair!

  5. Your ink blending skills are amazing Crystal. These are amazing.

  6. fantastic job love love them all! Your 4th card is my fav! Love the scene!

  7. Crystal, I like the way you layered the patterned papers for the palm tree card. Very nice!

  8. Such cute cards! Great coloring!

  9. Wow! Awesome set of cards!!! Love the gorgeous colors!!!