Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Beach themed card by designer Melinda Spinks

Hello and welcome to the Hampton Art blog... it's Melinda with you again today and I'm going to share how I put this 'enjoy the journey' card together using a combination of Hampton Art and Canvas Corp products.

To begin with I cut and folded my card using an ivory cardstock and rounded the bottom corners. Folded measurement 5.25" x 7".

Next step was to prepare my layers.
- Next step I prepared my layers
- Firstly I cut my top piece (blue & ivory chevron) of cardstock to 3" x 5.75"
- Second layer  ( Coral & Ivory Ribbon Stripe) 3.25" x 5.75"
- Third layer (Blue & Ivory Chevron) 3.5" x 5.75"
 When using layers on my projects I tend to start from the front and work my way backwards which probably isn't the most stream-lined approach but it's what I've found works for me. I adhered all layers using foam pop dots to create dimension.

I stamped the sentiment directly onto the bottom of the card using the Colorbox black chalk ink pad. However I wanted a slightly faded, shabby look so stamped a scrap piece of cardstock first to remove the first impression of ink.

Embellishing is always the most fun so I played around with a combination of the Canvas mini triangle, thread, seashorse & starfish fussy cut pieces from the Beach Sampler cardstock and a scattering of sequins and epoxy dots.

Hampton Art/Canvas Corp Stamps IC0302
Colorbox Fluid Chalk Inkpad - Blackbird
Canvas Corp Beach Sampler on Ivory Patterned Paper CCP2712
Canvas Corp Coral & Ivory Ribbon Stripe Patterned Paper CCP2684
Canvas Corp Blue & Ivory Chevron Patterned Paper CCP2733
Canvas Corp Canvas Minis CVS1156
Doodlebug Sprinkles and Sequins
Ivory Cardstock
Ivory Thread

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