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Jul 10, 2021

Beach Themed Masculine Card with Summer by the Sea from Stampin Up

Hello and welcome! 

It's Saturday already and I'm am back today with a new card to share for the new theme at Allsorts challenge! Lorraine (Lolo) is hosting this week and she picked the theme of "Masculine". Our prize comes from Helping Hands Craft and hope you can join us for your chance to win!

I shared a Christmas card on Wednesday but my brain is definitely in Summer mode and I made a beach themed card today using an oldie from Stampin Up as my focal point and I build up the scene using stamps from more recent years by Hero Arts.


I started by stamping the boy on Bristol Vellum paper, then stamped again on a post it note, fussy cut this to use a a mask. As mentioned this set is long retired from Stampin Up, but it's usually found on eBay or Etsy, it's called Summer by the Sea.

Next I build the ocean scene (with the post it mask in place) using Color Layering Waves from Hero Arts. 

Next I stamped the boat silhouette from the Hero Arts set Color Layering Sea and Sky also from Hero Arts using Versafine Onyx ink, placed a small die cut circle over the boat and inked up the sky portion using Tumbled Glass Distress ink. 

The silhouette birds are also part of Hero Arts Color Layering Sea and Sky, and the "sandy feet" sentiment is part of the Color Layering Waves set. 

I stamped the boy once again, this time on some tropical themed patterned paper to paper piece his shirt. 

I also used a stamp from Stampin Up's set Itty Bitty Backgrounds (this is another oldie) on the sand for a sandy texture. 

A closer view below...

I colored the rest of the boy using Zig Clean Color markers with my Zig Detailer brush and a couple of Faber Castell Polychromos pencils for the hair. 

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  1. It's such a lovely traditional beach scene which we can all identify with from childhood and love his tropical shirt.

    B x

  2. Fabulous card, love the pretty shirt of the boy, gorgeous scenery;-))m

  3. A fabulous scene and lovely paper piecing on his shirt - a great male card.

  4. You've used the scene set to such great effect but the paper piecing is another level!

  5. A wonderful beachy scene Ellie. CarolG

  6. Oh that's a beautiful card! I like the shades of blue in the waves, all the colours here work so nicely together! :)

    Hope you are having a good weekend :) It's another chilly winter day here!

    Away From The Blue

  7. Your card is gorgeous. I love all the detail you added to the card, the paper piecing etc. Great coloring. Super job. Thanks for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Barbara DT member for { World Wide Open Design Team Challenge}

  8. What an absolutely stunning card Ellie - you have created a wonderful scene here, with loads of movement in the sea, and texture, particularly with the sand.
    Stay safe,

  9. What a fantastic card! I love the quote, so very true! I also love the detail on the boy's shirt. Beautiful. :)

  10. Amazing card, love the background and I have a similar never used stamp, very forgotten. Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Wow Ellie this is some card it is amazing, the stamps you have used to create this scene is fabulous your colouring is top notch I love this so much.
    lolo x

  12. Oh the memories of building sandcastles, now I cant stand the feel of snad in my fingernails. Lovely card though, xxxx

  13. What a lovely card! I love that sentiment.

  14. I love this scene on the card!

    Curated By Jennifer

  15. Cute card!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn ❤️

  16. That is such a beautiful and serene beach! The scene building is wonderful! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Beyond the Blue!

  17. Thanks and keep sharing great content.

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  18. I simply love this delightful composition and that brilliant paper pieced shirt. Such a great take on our picture at Inspiration Station, and yo for sharing and good luck x

  19. what a stunning card and love the paper piecing I cant wait to play in the sands with my Grandson. Thanks for sharing at crafty catz

  20. This is such a lovely project. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  21. I love your seaside scene, the little bot's shirt looks fabulous Ellie, gorgeous creation.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  22. I love this scene and the image is sweet. Thanks for entering the challenge at The Paper Funday and Best of Luck in the Draw! Donna

  23. Such a fabulous card Ellie!
    This is a smashing project!
    We do love to see all the entries at Classic.
    Stay safe and well.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Jackie DT

  24. Beautiful card - a wonderful scene.

    Thanks for joining us at The Inspiration Station.

    Helen x

  25. Gorgeous card, I love the beach scene that you have created. Thanks for joining in our July 'Anything Goes' challenge over at Crafty Calendar.
    Bev x

  26. This is just so gorgeous, nice work here.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Annette DT

  27. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing project with us over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog this month! We appreciate you joining us!
    Leslie, LTCCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2


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