We’re so happy to welcome back Guest Chari Moss on the blog today. Her designs are always beachy keen and she’s sharing a fabulous project with us today.
Hello Friends! I’m Chari and today I am sharing a fun summer card using some of the newest Essentials by Ellen stamps. Truthfully I am really ready for Autumn to come, but I’ve been inspired by the Everything’s Beachy stamp set to extend summer a bit longer. Today’s card ventures away from the beach and takes us poolside for a fun shaker card!
I created my pool with the Stitched Pond Frame die from Lawn Fawn. I used the die to cut the opening as well as the frame. I attached an acetate sheet to the back and inlaid the frame into the opening to create the edge of my pool.
I traced the outline of the pool shape onto an aqua card base as a guide to see where to stamp the leaves from the Aloha stamp set and the sentiment which is a combination of sentiments from both the Everything’s Beachy stamp set and the Aloha stamp set. These elements will be inside the shakers at the bottom of the pool.
For the shaker bits I always like to use a variety of shapes and sizes I combined small clear sequins, clear stars, white sequins, and a few small aqua sequins from my stash. I doubled up the foam tape and lined the outside edge of the shaker window to create a well for the pieces to move around in. Doubling up the tape gives more space for things to move. Another good tip is to use an anti static powder tool on the edges of the tape before removing the liner to remove any sticky spots on the edges that sequins might stick to.
I did color my sunbather with copic markers but for the umbrella and the towel I turned into a pool float, I stamped them on colored cardstock in similar colored ink for a more simple colored look. I did the same for the greenery hanging off the edges of the card.
I added the pool float to the acetate with glue dots, which are perfect for adhering to acetate, so that it looks like it is floating on the surface of the pool. The umbrella was added with a thin foam square for a little dimension.
And that is the completed card. I love the soft summer colors and the fun look of the pool with the movement of the shaker pieces. Thanks so much for stopping by today and joining me for this little tutorial. Happy Crafting!
If you’d like to see more of Chari’s beautiful work, you can find her at @charimoss on Instagram.