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Realistic beach card for CC167

Realistic beach card for Color Challenge 167 (CC167) at the MFT Blog.

Howdy! It’s time for another Color Challenge (CC167) at the MFT Blog. This week’s beautiful color palette reminded me of sand and the ocean, so I created a realistic beach card to inspire you.

I started by die cutting three A2 panels of Kraft Card Stock with the Miss You Die-namics. I then stacked them and adhered them to a fourth panel, which I had ink blended with Kraft Premium Dye Ink. To achieve volume, you could absolutely use foam tape instead, like I did in THIS card with lovebirds.

Realistic looking beach card with ripped card stock.

After this, I splattered my panel with diluted Kraft Premium Dye Ink. To create the ocean, I ripped strips of Summer Splash and Caribbean Sea Prestige Card Stock at the same time. I did the same to a strip of Heavyweight Translucent Vellum.

The following step was to do some tone on tone blending with the matching inks and the Perfect Pool Water Stencil in order to add some realism to the water. To achieve the foam effect, I smeared some “Opaque Matte Texture Paste” by Ranger, on the edges. Before it was completely dry, I added texture with the other end of a paint brush.

Close up of realistic beach card.

I was missing the fourth color, so I grabbed the coral die from the Under the Sea Die-namics and die cut a couple of them out of  Sour Apple Card Stock. I adhered them to my panel with liquid glue and added a layer of Glossy Accents to them.

Realistic beach card for My Favorite Things.

As a last touch, I added a couple of seashells die cut with dies from the Beach Builder Die-namics. I colored them whith Copic markers and added the details with Prismacolor pencils. Before adhering them to my panel with thin foam squares, I added some volume to them with a ball point stylus.

Beach card by Laura Dovalo.

It was a lot of fun to create this card! I hope it has inspired you to participate in Color Challenge (CC167) at the MFT Blog. You could be the lucky winner of a $50 gift voucher to the MFT Boutique! Thanks for stopping by! ^_^

List of MFT supplies used for beach card

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Comments (2)

  • Cecilia Lewis 2 weeks ago Reply

    LOVE THIS, going to try your techniques.

    Laura Dovalo 6 days ago Reply

    Thank you! It was such a fun card to make! 🙂

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