Monday, January 8, 2024

Beach Vibes with Karen Burniston's Palm Tree Pop-Up

 Hello Crafty Friends and welcome! It's dreary and gray here in Ontario and cold! We haven't really had snow yet, but I'm sure it's coming. So to make things a little brighter, I created this beach themed card using Karen Burniston's Palm Tree Pop-Up!

For this card, I started with a top fold A2 sized card base using heavy weight 110lb cardstock. I then cut two rectangles from smooth white cardstock to fit 1/8 of an inch smaller then the card base. These two rectangles create the beach and ocean for the top and bottom of my card. 

To create the ocean/beach, I took a piece of removable tape and tore it down the center length ways. I placed it on the background where I wanted the ocean to be. Then using Distress Oxide ink in Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire, I created the ocean, being careful not to go over my taped area and leaving the edge white. I sprayed some water on the ocean areas using my mister to create a water effect. I did this with both rectangle pieces. I also used Copic Opaque paint and dabbed that on to create a ocean wave splash effect. 

I removed the tape and replaced it with the other half of the torn tape piece, adding it to the edge of the ocean. Now I can create the beach area. I used Distress Ink in Antique Linen and Vintage Photo. Then I used my Distress spray in the same colors to add spots to my sand area to give it some dimension. I did this to both rectangle pieces. 

I set these two pieces aside to dry. While they were drying, I die cut all my other pieces. I started with the palm trees from the Palm Tree Pop-Up. I die cut the trunks and bases using Ground Coffee Cardstock from Lawn Fawn, but cut the palm tree leaves from smooth white cardstock. Then using my Copic markers, I colored the palm tree tops in. 

I then die cut all my sea creatures using Karen Burniston's Sea Animals and Sea Charms die sets. I die cut most of these from smooth white cardstock and colored them in with Copic markers. I added some shine lines on the creatures using my white Gelly Pen. I added some glitter gel to the Jelly Fish tentacles. 

Using a scrap piece of smooth white cardstock, I added a blend of Distress Oxide ink in Mustard Seed and Carved Pumpkin, the die cut the "Beach Please!" sentiment using Karen Burniston's Word Set 16 - Beach Happy Hour

I used Karen Burniston's Short Rectangles - Crosshatch to die cut a small rectangle to add the stamped sentiment to. For the sentiment I used Honey Bee Stamps - Inside: Snarky Birthday Sentiments stamp set. 

I then placed the two background pieces on the card base and measured out where to place my palm trees. I carefully taped the backgrounds together and added the die cut to cut out the two tabs for the palm tree base. I ran this through my die cut machine twice, one for each palm tree. 

I glued the two background pieces in place, being careful not to get glue to close to the tabs that hold the palm tree. Then I added the two base pieces for the palm tree. I added the two palm trees to the bases and then with bakers twine, I added the hammock between the two palm trees. This hammock comes with the Palm Tree Pop-Up!

I added all my sea creatures and sentiments and the inside of the card was finished. I wanted to carry on the same theme to the front of the card, so for the front of the card, I created the same beach/ocean background. I used My Favorite Things: Clouds stencil to create some clouds in the background and used Distress Ink in Peacock Feathers for the sky. 

Then using the smaller palm tree from the Palm Tree Pop-Up and the palm tree from the Beach Charms, I added a couple of palm trees to my beach area. 

I also added the Flamingo from the Beach Charms set. I placed some sea shells using the shells from Karen Burniston's Tropical Scene die set. I also used her Beach Borders to create some small crabs for my beach. 

Using Karen Burniston's Word Set 2 - Birthday Die Set, I die cut the "celebrate" sentiment and added it to the front of my card. 

Lastly, I stamped a sentiment from Pink Fresh Studios - Happy Birthday Sentiments stamp set using Lawn Fawn's Jet Black Ink. I just love how bright and cheerful this card is. It definitely brings some sunshine to these gloomy winter days. Thank you so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! Your Copic coloring, and shading/blending with inks is spectacular!


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