Beach Birthday with Peter
Hi everyone! It’s Peter again, ready to share my second and last card as a guest designer with you.
If you want to keep up with my creations be sure to check out my Instagram (@peterstreasury) and YouTube channel. You’re always welcome to ask me questions how I made certain things, because I love sharing my work and helping others.
When I saw the little beach house in the A Little Shellfish set, I knew I wanted to make a card with a few of those in different colors. The Build A Cabin Die set fits perfectly with this set, because you can die cut a similar house, but a bit bigger.
I started my card out by stamping all the images I wanted to use. They are all from the A Little Shellfish set. I used alcohol ink friendly black ink and stamped the images using my Misti Stamping Tool, so that I can stamp the images multiple times if needed to get a nice and crisp line.
I colored all the images in with my Copic markers. For color inspiration I went to Google and searched for little beach cabins.
Then I used a stitched slimline die to cut my base out of watercolor paper. I love watercolor paper for ink blending and I love the texture it adds to my card. I die cut another panel so I can use that to make the beach.
First I blended a gradient on one of the slimline panels with Distress Oxides in the colors Tumbled Glass and Salvaged Patina. Then I blended on a cloud with a cloud stencil, a blending brush and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide.
I cut the beach with a slimline hill die and blended the beach with a little Distress Oxide Vintage Photo at the bottom and blending it out with Antique Linen. I splattered on some Ground Espresso Distress Oxide to add something extra.
I glued the beach to the background making sure I didn’t put glue all the way to the top so I can still easily put things behind it.
With the Build A Cabin die set I made another colored cabin, that I gave a little depth by blending on Distress Oxide on the colored paper.
I put all my elements on the card to see where I wanted to stamp the sentiment with Distress Oxide Chipped Sapphire and my Misti. Then I went ahead and glued everything down.
I glued the whole scene onto a slimline kraft paper card base that is slightly larger then the slimline panel so it gets a nice border. And voila, the card is done!
You can find a video tutorial about how I made this card here. Be sure to check it out if you want to see the full process.
I hope I could inspire you to get crafty yourself with the two cards I shared as a guest designer.
Again, feel free to ask me any questions. I will be happy to help!