Welcome to the NC Demos Blog Hop! We are so glad you are here! You might have already stopped by Tina Lesson’s post and know this month’s theme, but if you are just popping in this month’s theme is Celebrate The Great Outdoors.
While I was thinking of a project for this hop, I was also preparing for my family’s annual trip to the beach. Therefore, my eyes naturally landed on the Oceanfront stamp set when I scanned my shelf. I have not been a big fan of scene builder stamp sets but I used this set at a recent NC Demos Quarterly and enjoyed it. This stamp set does not have any sentiments so I knew I was going to have to look to another stamp set for one. Rather than ponder that at the beginning, I decided to create the scene and the card.
If you have been following me, you know that I love fun fold cards. I decided to make a Dutch Door card so I could place the scene as a focal point. To create the scene, I started with a 4″ x 2 1/2″ piece of Very Vanilla and turned it vertical for the scene. I choose Balmy Blue for the sky, Night of Navy for the water, Crumb Cake for the sand and Garden Green for the plants. To create the Dutch Door card, I started with a card base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scored it at 4 1/4″. Along the score line, I cut down to 2 3/4″ and cut across the front of the card. This left a 4 1/4″ x 2 3/4″ piece of Balmy Blue that I used to mount the stamped image piece. I then cut a 2 1/2″ x 4″ piece of Splendid Day Specialty Designer Series Paper. This DSP is so beautiful. One side of each sheet has foil accents which is so shiny and pretty! I mounted it on the bottom half of the card front. All that was left was to adhere the image piece to the card front, making sure to only put Stampin’ Seal on the bottom half of the piece. Oh, I almost forgot. I put stamped some more sand and grass on a 4″ x 5 1/4″ Very Vanilla piece and mounted it to the inside of the card.
Thank you for letting me share my project. Please stop by and see Tracie Evans Langley’s post. I know it will be great!