Crafting Beach Vibes

A few fun projects using the Beach Vibes stamp and die sets from The Maker’s Movement.

(If I can’t get to the beach, I might as well bring the beach to me.)

I am really loving the Beach Vibes Stamp and Die Set.  So many cute images to use.

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Before I ever start creating my projects…

I stamp the images onto watercolor paper* and practice coloring.

It’s a great way to decide the best marker color to use.

Using watercolor paper* makes it easy to blend the markers.

Tip…I start with the darker colored marker and finish coloring the image with a complimentary lighter-colored marker, blending the colors as I go.

FIY…I have my markers stored in the  Expandable Marker Accordion* from Deflecto.

Beach Vibes Frame

Using the Crossover II Die Cutting Machine*, I was able to easily line up the coordinating die

to the colored image to cut out.  I added a few extra dots to my colored image before mounting

the Sandcastle to the corner of the frame.

Tip…I used blue painters tape and masked part of the “beach vibes” stamp and stamped the words one at a time.

Life is Better in the Sun…

I may complain a little bit when it gets super humid, but I would trade the snow and cold for a warm summer day anytime.

Tip…The background on this card is super simple to create.  Using an ink blending tool and several colors of dye ink, rub the ink onto the watercolor paper.  Spray the paper with water and dry the paper with a hairdryer.  (Easy Peasy)

The Sandcastle stamp also makes a perfect Ice Castle for a cute little princess. 

  • I stamped the Sandcastle on watercolor paper*.  I had fun coloring the castle in purples and blues and blending the colors.
  • I added a thin layer of white liquid applique* to the castle to look like snow. I let the liquid applique dry before heating it with a Heat Tool* to raise it.
  • To make the castle extra frosty, I painted the castle with Clear Glitter Glue*.
  • I framed the Ice Castle with a white scallop frame cut from the MOD287 Nested Square Frame Set.  (It makes a perfect little gift tag.)

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Castle Fit for a Princess

Ice Castle 3

With the song “Let it Go, Let it Go…” stuck in my head,

I channeled my inner princess to make this “Frozen” inspired album.

Making the album is easy.  Getting the song out of your head, not so easy.

Ice Castle

Supplies Used:

  • Sandcastle Chipboard Album 7″X9″-5-Pages/No Rings
  • White and China Blue Apple Barrel acrylic Paint
  • Diamond Stickles Glitter Glue
  • Felt Snowflakes
  • White Liquid Applique
  • Heat Tool
  • Blue Adhesive Rhinestones
  • Paintbrush
  • Washi Tape
  • Trinket Pin
  • Post It Notes
  • Craft Glue
  • Silver Book Rings

Directions:

  1. Coat the entire album with two coats of White acrylic paint.
  2. Mask off sections of the castle with post it notes to create crisp lines and paint with China Blue acrylic paint.
  3. Apply Liquid Applique around tops of the roof and around windows to replicate snow.
  4. Heat Liquid Applique with heat tool.
  5. Paint entire album with Diamond Stickles Glitter Glue.
  6. Glue snowflakes onto front of album.
  7. Make flags from washi tape and stick directly into the chipboard.

Ice Castle Close Up

Now you’ve got that song stuck in your head!  (Don’t you?)

 

Ask for the Sandlecastle Album from Clear Scraps at your Local Scrapbook Store.

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