Saturday, June 5, 2021

Beach Chickens Rule - Two Beachy Cards by Janet Axtman


It's summer and it's time to hit the beach! The new Gull Friends Set is so perfect for a fun beach theme.  First up is an A2 card featuring a group of Gull Friends showing off their attitude on the beach. The second card is a bright slimline card made into a fun birthday card.

I colored all the characters from the set using Zig Clean Color pens before cutting them out with the included dies. These characters are easy to color since the majority of the coloring is just applying gray to create shadows and dimension. 

I've got a video for you showing the coloring and construction of both cards. Check it out!

To make the first card, I started by masking off the lower part of the card panel before stamping and white heat embossing a wave background. I blended three tones of blue Distress Oxide inks over the top of this. The sand was created using two Distress Oxide inks and then I coated it with sand embossing powder. I stamped the sentiment flag in black and coated the edges with sand embossing powder before applying it to the card. The result is a super textured card in pretty beachy colors.
The slimline card was very easy to create. I started by blending "spotlights" of Distress Oxide ink across the front. I splattered it with Dylusions spray and arranged the birthday gulls and accessories across the front. I stamped the sentiment and the anchor at the bottom and flying gulls in the background. 

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great weekend!

Happy Creating!
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1 comment:

Karen Day said...

Janet, what fun cards! I adore your slimline background - so pretty!