Summer Banner Beach Card | Sandpaper Road

Just in time for summer!

Today, I am sharing a quick tutorial for a lovely summer-themed card perfect to use as a “thinking of you” card, a birthday card, or an encouragement/inspirational card. This project was FUN to create!

I used the Stormy Sea Border stamp and the Ocean Frame Sentiments stamp set by Technique Junkies. AND… as a special bonus, you can save 10% off your entire order at techniquejunkies.com by entering the code TJ10ERIN at checkout!

Here’s how I created this card…

Stamp the sentiment several times using a different color Distress Oxide ink each time.

Use VersaMark Ink to stamp the Stormy Sea Border and then emboss with Ranger’s White Embossing Powder. At first, I stamped the Stormy Sea Border and embossed with black embossing powder. Once I colored in the water, I liked the look of the white better.

In terms of the water, I tried lots of techniques for a variety of different looks and projects. See all the techniques I tried in my video tutorial:

For this card, I decided to color the water with Shimmering Bliss Sprays by Technique Junkies. I used “Mermaid Lagoon” and “Dolphin Cove”.

I fussy-cut out the spray-inked water image and folded an A2-sized card base. Then, I found the perfect piece of patterned paper for this card. It was a scrap piece of “Summertime Picnic” paper by Craft O’Clock leftover from an earlier project.

Next, I cut out the sentiments individually so that each part of the phrase was in a different color. I trimmed down the patterned paper to 4″ x 5-1/4″. Then, I hand-tore the bottom edge of the fussy-cut water piece and glued some scrap cardboard to the back.

After that, I used my finger to spread a bit of Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive along the bottom of the water piece and poured some “Mudd Puddles Beach Sand” embellishment powder over the glue. I absolutely love adding this fine, gritty “sand” to my beach-themed projects!

To make the sentiment “pop”, I dragged a bit of Pumice Stone Distress Ink across the edges of each of the four cut-out sentiment strips. Before I attached my water piece to the card, I added a bit of the “Mudd Puddles Beach Sand” along the bottom of the card panel. Then, when I adhered the water piece, the dimension from the cardboard along with the sandy bottom created an interesting effect.

COMPLETE SUPPLY LIST:
Stamps by Technique Junkies (Stormy Sea Border Stamp and Ocean Frame Sentiments Stamp Set);
Shimmering Bliss Sprays by Technique Junkies (Mermaid Lagoon and Dolphin Cove);
Summertime Picnic Paper Collection by Craft O’Clock;
Distress Oxide Inks (Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick, Abandoned Coral);
Distress Ink (Pumice Stone);
Mudd Puddles Beach Sand by Creek Bank Creations;
Scor-Tape 1/2″;
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

That’s it!

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Black is Beautiful | Card Inspiration

Today I am sharing a gorgeous card I made with Technique Junkies’ “Beautiful Faces” stamp set and the Craft O’Clock “Vintage Treasure” paper collection. This honestly, might be one of my favorite projects EVER! It’s so pretty!

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To create this card…

  1. I stamped the image TWICE and the sentiment ONCE using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. The stamped image cut off the top of the girl’s hair, so I used a Micron Pen to fill in the top of her head. I colored one image of the girl with Spectrum Noir Markers. Then, I poured a few drops of “Worn Saddle” Shimmering Bliss spray into a little dish and used a paintbrush to brush some shimmery brown into the girl’s hair. I love this look!

2. I used the Stitched Circle Ring Die Set by Creek Bank Creations to die cut both images of the girl, cutting the colored image one size smaller than the uncolored image. I did, however, color a few strands of hair on the larger circle-cut image because I knew they would show through. Then, I inked the edges of the larger circle with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink.

3. I glued a piece of scrap cardboard behind the small-circle-girl and adhered it right on top of the larger circle image. Then, I used a stitched rectangle die to cut my sentiment.


Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Mini-Snips – 5 Inches

4. I used a sheet of “Vintage Treasure” paper by Craft O’Clock as my card panel, and adhered a few fussy-cut flowers and a fussy-cut butterfly from the collection around the stamped image and sentiment. I added a few pearl embellishments from my stash, and that’s it!

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TUTORIAL | Patriotic Card Ideas | Sandpaper Road

Looking to get more variety out of your Americana-themed stamps? Here are a few ways to give your stamped images a fresh look!

For today’s inspiration, I am using the “Flag Across America” stamp from Technique Junkies.

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First, I stamped several images in red, blue and yellow ink.

“Flag Across America” Stamp by Technique Junkies; Distress Ink (Barn Door, Faded Jeans, Mustard Seed)

For variety, I incorporated KRAFT cardstock.

The simple addition of Kraft cardstock gives a facelift to traditional red, white, and blue projects.

“Flag Across America” Stamp by Technique Junkies; VersaMark Embossing Ink; Ranger White Embossing Powder; Kraft Cardstock by Lawn Fawn

I ran my navy blue card panel through a “star” embossing folder.

Sizzix Big Shot Machine

I dragged Distress Crayons around the edges.

Distress Crayons by Ranger

Next, I fussy-cut the America image.

“Flag Across America” Stamp by Technique Junkies

Then, I used die cuts for the “4th”.

Using the “Outline Letters Alphabet Die Set”, I die cut the “4th” out of red cardstock and also out of one of red-inked stamped images. Then, I used the inside-image of the “4” and also the outline die cuts from the red cardstock. Then, I added a bit of inexpensive white matte acrylic paint to the edges of the card panel.

Outline Letters Alphabet Die Set by Creek Bank Creations

I added bling inside of the stars.

“Flag Across America” Stamp by Technique Junkies; Outline Letters Alphabet Die Set by Creek Bank Creations

Try using color varieties.

Instead of traditional red, white and blue, utilize other color palettes.

I used a military-themed color palette with the same “Flag Across America” stamp to change the look and feel of the finished project. Click the photo below to see how to create this card!

“Flag Across America” Stamp by Technique Junkies; Label Rectangle Stitched Die by Creek Bank Creations

Check out my step-by-step process for creating this military-themed card shown above! It’s easy! Click the photo above to see the step-by-step process!

You could also use this same idea to create cards that inspire and encourage acceptance of cultural diversity in America. Think of the variety of color palettes which represent diversity, and let your imagination run wild!

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