I just love all of the newest ocean-themed dies from the latest Memory Box release. I've combined two of my favorites today into two similar notecards: OCEANSIDE LIGHTHOUSE AND WAVES 99736 and BEACHFRONT SEAGULLS 99724.
I started by die cutting both dies from watercolor paper. I colored the images with watercolor pencils, using a damp brush to move the color around each piece. The first time I removed the pieces from the larger piece of watercolor paper and the second time I left them in place which actually worked more easily for painting.
I decided that I wanted the lighthouse and waves with one of the FLYING GULLS 99734 set onto an oval which I cut from the STITCHED OVAL LAYERS 30069. (You'll notice that on the second card I used two oval layers, one light blue and one white.) I also added a small piece of yellow cardstock behind the lighthouse as if all the lights were on.
I cut a large rectangle from Blueberry Distressed Dots paper and anchored it in the lower right corner of a pale blue notecard. I attached the oval in the upper left. I then assembled the seagulls on their pier posts and added them to the lower right corner of the dot paper.
For the finishing touches, I added a blue wired ribbon to the first card and a narrow white ribbon on the second. (Have you submitted an entry for this month's RIBBON challenge yet???) There's also a flying gull on the inside of each card.
These are the perfect cards for me to send from Maine to friends away. I spend a lot of time at the oceanside, about an hour away, visiting lighthouses and watching seagulls.