Tracy over at Craft Junkie Too is up to it again!! She has asked her design team to create a project with the fabulous theme:
I don't know about you but Summer is taking forever to get here... I am longing for warm days at the Oregon Coast Beaches!! I decided to take inspiration from the beach and make these fun peek-a-boo cards.
The first card is this fun square scallops card. All cuts are from A Child's year. The card base is created by welding two of the scallop squares together to form the 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" card. The hardest part of the card is laying the front of the card. I wanted the boy's shadow to be cut out of all three of the card front layers.
I sized the boy's shadow to 3" and had to stack all the layers on my Gypsy so I would be sure that all the shadow layers matched when assembled. To finish off the front of the card I added some white gel pen stitches, brown baker's twine, a button and a couple silver plated charms.
Here you can see the main layer of the boy. He is glued directly to the inside of the card. I added a Studio G stamp. The top layer of the outside and inside of the card are from DCWV's Photo stack (it's beach sand).
Here is a close up of the adorable charms. I picked these up at Michael's for $1.99 each. After I took the pictures, I actually took the starfish off of the first card and added it to the beach scene card.
Here is the second beach scene card. I sized the umbrella to 4 1/4" (the card base is a standard A2). Again, I had to layer all the mats on my Gypsy so that the peek-a-boo shape matched on all layers.
I added some red/white baker's twine, gel pen stitches and a few red buttons and the front was done.
Here you can see my doodles are a mix of dashes and dots. I stacked two buttons and laced the twine through the buttons before tying the bow on top. I hot glued all the buttons in place.
Here is the inside of the beach scene card. I just grabbed this $1 Happy Birthday stamp from Joann's.
As you can see, you can write most anywhere on the inside of the card, just not over the die-cut. I think these turned out great. I've never made a card like this before, but I've never see anything quite like this either. I am super pleased with the finished cards.
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