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.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.