Thursday, June 17, 2010

Summer Card Challenge #14

I saw this card design in a magazine last year and it reminded me of summers at the beach. I remember trying to get the umbrella up while the wind seemed to have another plan for it. When I positioned it so my little one could sleep or make a castle without getting a sunburn, the umbrella would blow down the beach. Those were mostly good memories though.

I used Stampin'Up cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Chocolate Chipand SU Hawaiian Papaya designer paper for the umbrella. I made the umbrella with 4 squares folded in triangles.
The dunes were made by tearing course sandpaper. ("borrowed" from my husband's collection)
I tore a small cloud shape from white cardstock and laid it on my white card stock and then brushed pale blue pastels off the cloud shape. (discard the cloud shaped template) I used a darker blue pastel to color the ocean background. Used black fine point pen for see gulls.
The tag is a Stampin'Up Modern Label punch. I added bronze brads to hold the tag on.

I plan to use this card to send some photos to a friend that I took of her and her family at Figure Eight Island a few summers ago. We were both much thinner then! ARGH!


  1. Barb ... this is wonderful! I absolutely {heart} the 'sand'paper -- so clever!! Your triangle folds for the umbrella are amazing too! Thanks for sharing your design with us all in the Tea Room this week :)

  2. Wow, what a fabulous beach scene you've created! I LOVE it! your umbrella is just fabulous. thanks so much for sharing this with us in the Tea Room.