To start off with all of the cards you see are A2 size. This particular card I used DCWV paper for my background. The embossing folder that I used was Darcie "Crackle". The Die cuts of course from Life is a Beach. I am not sure if it is relevant but I always use the Cricut Craft Room for my cards it seems to make it much easier to visualize the layout, It is a free download at Cricut.com. The bucket and shovel were cut at 2.5inches and the beach ball at 3.5 inches. The sentiment was from Stampin Up stamp set "Sweetly Said" and I used black embossing powder to make it pop. The only other thing used was a small brad for the bucket handle and a white gel pen to make marks on ball.
This card is one I made for my Dad his birthday is coming up in August, and he loves boating. I one again use the Darcie "crackle" embossing folder with her new plates that leave a opening when used with embossing folders. (I will show picture at bottom of post, I got them at AC Moore.) I used a brayeron the embossing folder with Stampin UP crumb cake ink. and sponged Studio G yellow ink for the sun. The corners were made with EK Success punch. The Die cut from Life is a Beach cartridge was cut at 3.5 inches. I used square brads and open round brads also an the card.
For the Birds
The inspiration for this card came from Pinterest OMG who doesn't love Pinterest. I used 2 different cartridges for this one For the back ground I used Sentimentals. The bird cut at 3 inches from Life is a Beach and the post cut at 2.5 inches from Life is a Beach were trimmed. The brown patterned paper was from Cloud 9 and the blue paper was from Momenta. The sentiment and the small birds in the back ground came from Stampin Up stamp set (Up, Up & Away) and i used Stampin Up Chocolate Chip ink for the words and Studio G grey chalk in k for the birds. I used hemp twine for the posts and also used my Cricut markers on the posts after I cut them. I learned the technique off of YouTube. i used for the birds eye a small black jewel. I love how it turned out.
The last card I have for this post is one that really cam about by accident, a friend asked if I had any teenage type cards for a boy, and of course I said absolutely.LOL. So knowing that he loved the beach and surfing this is what I came up with. The back Ground Paper is by Scenic Route and the paper for the words is from Cloud 9 Design. The hand was cut at 4 inches and the titlewords were cut at 3.25 and the board was done at 3.5 inches. Once again after I cut it I used the Cricut markers for the titlewords. I Inked around the hand with Studio G tan chalk ink. I know that sometimes we get stuck with a request that seem difficult but the Cricut once again came to the rescue. It is a tremendous tool for those of us who can't say NO.
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