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Mon 02

Beach Scene Card for This Month's Challenge
by Anne Thompson

I created a beach scene card for this month's challenge using the new WAVE RIBBON COLLAGE die and a variety of dies from the Nautical section of the Memory Box catalog.  I was inspired by a wallhanging I recently made, an "accidental landscape" of the ocean and beach which I used as the backdrop for the card photo below.


materials used:

Die cut the Wave Ribbon Collage into the front of the notecard.

Adhere a piece of the Bluebird Distressed Dots paper  4 X 5 1/4 to the inside righthand panel of the notecard.

Glue on a piece of light brown cardstock with the torn edge overlapping the bottom of the Wave Ribbon Collage cut-out for the beach.

Die cut the Seaweed Stalks from Key Lime Gingham paper and dark brown cardstock.  Arrange on the beach, leaving some parts unglued so you can tuck in other elements.

Tuck in the white cardstock shell and starfish cut from the Oceana Corner among the seaweed stalks.

Die cut the crabs from olive green textured paper.  Add them among the seaweed stalks.

Add the two seagulls cut from white cardstock using a glue pen on their legs/feet and on the wave lines to anchor them.

Cut the waves twice in white cardstock using the Lighthouse/Waves die.  Use a glue pen on the Wave Ribbon Collage lines to hold three of them in place.

To finish the card die cut the heron/crane from white cardstock and use small foam dots to pop it onto the card.

Creating this scene was fun to do.  We look forward to seeing what you come up with for this month's Challenge!  

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature



I like your 'accidental' background and your card captures an enjoyable moment of time at the beach, for those other life forms that are not human.

Thanks, Cynthia. I've made several of these fabric accidental landscapes recently. One of them features mountains, a lake with tiny fish in it, and a moose among the weeds at the shore. When I made the card, I was thinking of the times I've spent beachcombing along the seaweed lines left after the tide recedes and when tide pools are exposed. I've found some very interesting treasures. And there are always seagulls! Now I have a card that evokes memories of special times at the ocean's edge. Hope you are enjoying the summer! Anne

I would like to see more of your fabric landscapes and I remember your fabric mini quilt ornament using the MOUNTAIN VILLAGE HOUSE dies.
I also have been experimenting more with fabric, making shabby chic cards and tags. It's a fun and creative process.
Yes, summer is going by so quickly, and right now in Virginia it feels too hot to enjoy it but am thankful for the sunshine!
Keep looking for those treasures!

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