Are you one that loves the beach? This fun and beautiful collection from Graphic 45 “By The Sea” is perfect for a beach-themed card, layout, or craft. Today’s inspiration is created by an amazing designer Gloria Stengel. Gloria always has such beauty, detail and sophistication in her projects. This is definitely a masterpiece.
Here is a tutorial on how to create this stunning card. First of all cut blue cardstock to 5 x 10 inches. Score at 5 inches to make a top-fold, 5 x 5-inch card.
Cut the By the Sea Signature paper (reverse) to 4 7/8 x 4 7/8 inches. Wrap the paper with twine. Secure the twine on the back of the paper with tape. Attach the paper to the front of the card.
Cut blue cardstock to 3 x 4 5/8 inches. Cut Beachcomber paper to 2 7/8 x 4 1/2 inches. Attach the Beachcomber paper to the blue cardstock and attach the panel to the left side of the card front. Cut a banner, approximately 2 3/8 x 4 1/2 inches from blue cardstock. Trim Pier 45 paper to slightly smaller than the cardstock banner. Adhere the banner together. (The sample uses My Favorite Things Fishtail Flag Stax die cut templates to cut the banner.) Attach the banner to the Beachcomber panel as shown using adhesive foam squares. Cut a 2 1/2 inch circle from blue cardstock. Cut a slightly smaller circle from Set Sail paper. Adhere the circles together, attach the circle to the right side of the banner using adhesive foam squares. Tie the twine into a bow, overlapping the right edge of the circle.
Trim the “You are My Anchor” image from 8×8-inch Sand and Surf paper. Rub the edges of the image with blue ink. Attach the image to a scrap of chipboard, and attach the image to the left side of the card as shown. . Tie the small chipboard tag from By the Sea Chipboard Tags 1 to the card with twine. Also add a Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key and an anchor die cut shape. Glue a blue sequin to the top of the twine. Add a tiny, self-adhesive pearl to the top of the sequin.
Glue three sequins to the Set Sail circle. Add a self-adhesive pearl to the top of each sequin. Glue a Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Hole to right edge of the main image. Add self-adhesive pearls to the keyhole as shown. Using sharp scissors, trim a starfish and a shell from the Beachcomber paper. Attach fussy cut images to the card as shown. Using deco scissors, trim a postage stamp image from Splash paper and attach as shown. Fill a tiny bottle with sand. Cork the bottle of sand and glue it to the card as shown.
Trim two pieces of cream cardstock to 4 7/8 x 4 7/8 inches. Use black ink to stamp the lighthouse from the By the Sea Cling Stamp 1 set onto one cream panel. Use black ink to stamp a sentiment and blue ink to stamp the anchor from the By the Sea Cling Stamp 3 set onto the other cream panel. (The sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs “The Sea.”) Attach the cream cardstock panels to the inside of the card.
Trim By the Sea Signature paper to 1 x 4 7/8 inches. Stamp the postage image from the By the Sea Cling Stamp 3 set onto the left side of the paper strip with black ink. Attach the paper strip to the top of the cream panel containing the lighthouse.
Trim By the Sea Signature paper to 1 x 4 7/8 inches. Stamp the “Pier 45” image from the By the Sea Cling Stamp 2 set onto the right side of the paper strip with black ink. Attach the paper strip to the cream panel containing the sentiment.
I would like to personally thank Gloria for sharing her inspiration of her beautiful card. Hope you have a fun day creating this fantastic card.
Thank you for stopping by!
- Signature Sheet By The Sea Collection (Graphic 45 gf-4500899 $1.09)
- Beachcomber By The Sea Collection (Graphic 45 gf-4500900 $1.09)
- Set Sail By The Sea Collection (Graphic 45 gf-4500901 $1.09)
- Pier 45 By The Sea Collection (Graphic 45 gf-4500904 $1.09)
- Sand and Surf By The Sea Collection (Graphic 45 gf-4500906 $1.09)
- By The Sea Tags 1 (Graphic 45 gf-4500910 $5.99)
- By The Sea 1 (Graphic 45 gf-ic0293 $10.99)
- By The Sea 2 (Graphic 45 gf-ic0294 $10.99)
- By The Sea 3 (Graphic 45 gf-ic0295 $10.99)
- The Sea (Our Daily Bread $10.00)
- Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Keys (Graphic 45 gf-4500839 $6.99)
- Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes (Graphic 45 gf-4500840 $6.99)
- Nautical (Spellbinders $25.99)
- Standard Circles Large and Small (Spellbinders S4-114 $24.99)
- Fishtail Flag Stax (My Favorite Things 44770 $26.99)
Supplies Used (Not Shown):
- Blue Cardstock
- Tan Cardstock
- Decades Bon Voyage Ink
- Tuxedo Black Ink
- Foam Squares
- Tacky Glue