Monday, July 18, 2016

Beach fun card with video tutorial

Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about Nautical/By the beach.

Last week I went to Croatia, and I've seen beautiful beaches and also been on a beautiful small island at the sea. Croatia has mostly pebbly beaches but that didn't spoil it for a lot of beach fun. I spent two days lovely situated under a palm tree on a comfortable beach bed. Perfect vacation!


For my card I used paper from an old collection of Authentique. This is no longer available, but Simon Says Stamp has the recent Authentique collection called Seaside which is very similar in stock. I've linked to it. This card is twice as large as the cards I normally make.


The clouds are made with the Talk Bubbles 2 dies from Simon Says Stamp. I colored them with Hickory Smoke Distress Ink and to create more interest I used the Tiny Circles Stencil.



To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
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Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sandra, I love the image, I don't think I ever saw anyone surfing on one of those boards before but it looks like fun! :-) The whole design of this is fabulous :-)

Lols x x x
glad you had a lovely holiday too, I never went to Croatia but hopefully one day we will go, sounds lovely :-)

Tee Hall said...

Great video! I love the layers of stenciling and different elements you used to create interest in this card! Gorgeous!

Stephanie said...

Love the retro image in the middle! What a great creation! :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Macarena said...

One observation: do you have an ink-proof kind of hands? With so much inking with distresses I am always dirty like a 3 years old child! How do you do that without get your fingers dirty!? And now I can keep clm and adore the backgrounds with polka dots and rings and other stencils and stamps. I love them every time I watch your videos. This is pure addiction. Hugs, Marzena

Catherine said...

I just love watching your videos, Sandra! Your background is amazing and I love that retro image as the focal point.

Cathie ♥

Barbara said...

Super video as always Sandra! love the vintage image mixed with blue and black! Love your style! Barbara

Kath Stewart said...

beautiful card Sandra..your retro background goes so well with that vintage image...hugs kath xxx

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your beautiful card, Sandra. The background colors and texture are amazing! :)

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a wonderfully happy beachy card! I really love the way you created the clouds with the subtle pattern. The whole thing came together in a scene that made me smile and want to run to the beach!

Maura said...

Gorgeous card, Sandra! Love the vintage image you used with the stitching and bubbles under it. Your holiday in Croatia sounds so relaxing, glad you had fun! hugs, Maura

Emma Williams said...

Gorgeous retro style card, Sandra and how clever to use those bubbles to create the clouds! As always, your colour palette is divine and I just love everything about it... Hugs :)

Sandy said...

I love this - it is definitely my kind of surfing!
Sandy xx