Wednesday, August 23, 2017

At the Beach

Hello, everyone!  Today begins a new challenge on The House That Stamps Built blog.  It's a fan favorite: Anything Goes!!  Here is my card for your inspiration:
When I was thinking about what I wanted to make, I was pretty sure I was going to make a Christmas card as I always need more of those.  But, as you can see, I most definitely did not end up with a Christmas card!  : )  Don't ask me what happened, 'cause I just don't know.   This may be THE only actual one-layer card that I have ever made.  First, I used a rectangle die to cut a rectangle out of a piece of copy paper to use as a frame for my little scene.  Then I used a torn post-it note to use as a mask for the sand.  then I used the other half of it to mask the sand and sponge in my clouds using a scalloped oval die cut as a mask.  When I removed all the different masks, it looked a bit strange and I realized, I had forgotten to mask the horizon line for the water!  My sky went all the way down to the sand!  So, I quickly (and carefully) lined up all the masks and sponged on the water.  Much better.  I stamped the palm trees in black ink and then used a sharpie to color them in to make a solid image (it is only an outline stamp).  It looked a little plain, so I used the same sharpie and a ruler to draw the frame around the scene and then stamped the sentiment using some selective inking.  I think it will make a perfect masculine birthday card.  I hope you will get a chance to play along with us this week; I can't wait to see what you create.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Birthday" and "Large Palm Trees"
Dies: Spellbinders "A2 Matting Basics A" rectangle for frame masking

Less Is More #342--perfect holiday
Cardz TV #9--anything goes
Southern Girls #166--add some stamping
MFT Camp Create--Magnificent Masking


joy said...

Pretty, pretty card. I like how you have framed the image with the lines and let it hang off the edge to accent it.

Glittered Paws said...

Love your frame around your focal image - very "out of the box" so to speak. Love the palm tree and your sand/water and sky are beautiful.

Neets B said...

A wonderful one layer creation. Great blending to create your beach scene and I love that you changed up your outline image to create a silhouette.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

Susan said...

Terrific card. Can't go wrong with a beach scene! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Donna said...

What a fabulous beach scene, so tranquil. Like that palm tree and the way you framed the scene.

Patti J said...

Beautiful scene, my friend! Love it...feels like I could walk right through the computer and onto the sand! Great job!

Trina P. said...

Absolutely beautiful, Heather. Wonderful masking and ink blendibg. Great idea to fill in your palm tree and draw a frame. Love this. Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More. 😊 Trina

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Heather that is some very clever masking and ink work!! What a serene and stunning scene hun. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at Southern Girls this week for our 'Add Some Stamping' challenge. Love what you did for it! Hugs, Wends xoxo SGC DT

Sid said...

Very tropical LIM card Heather !

Laurie Unger said...

Love this! Your "frame" is totally cool with the palm tree and clouds.

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

WOW... this is gorgeous Heather! You did a fantastic job with all those masks because this is a gorgeous beach scene!!!! By far one of the prettiest I have seen yet! Love this!
Have an awesome weekend!!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

cotnob said...

A super card, such a wonderful beach scene.
Thank you for joining us at Less is More.
Have a lovely weekend.
Pauline (Guest Designer) - Crafting with Cotnob

maria f. said...

Very cool beach scene. Kinda looks like our sky over Lake Huron today. You should do one layer cards more often!