Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Footsteps in the sand, 10 years on

Hello everyone I am back with my fortnightly blogged design team make for Visible Image. For today's make I am sharing a step by step of the card I made for my daughter and son in laws recent wedding anniversary. As it was a special one, their 10th, I decided to make something very detailed and meaningful to them. 

They live at the seaside and spend a lot of time here.

 I decided to make a circle easel card and I knew exactly which Visible Image products would be perfect. 

At the beach

the sentiment from Happy anniversary
Plus 2 stencils 

The always versatile
Framed fibres layering die (for extra textured waves).
And finally for the number 10, I stamped the numbers from the White rabbit set

 and used their co ordinating dies to cut them out.
This is what I got up to;

I inked 2 circles of card using these seaside coloured distress stain sprays.

I then inked the Always and forever stencil onto the top of the card using distress ink,

It creates such a romantic image.
Once dry I white heat embossed the waves from Ride the waves

On the bottom part of the card I stencilled the small footprints from Sandy feet using texture paste
I cut off the tip of the card to accommodate the fold in the circle easel card blank. I make my own, there are lots of on line tutorials elsewhere for how to do this.
I stamped some of the At the beach shells in brown ink onto inky mop up card and cut them out. I also stamped the sentiment from  Happy anniversary and added foam fixers underneath to raise it to hold the top part of the card in place when stood up.
I added pieces of card die cut using the Framed fibres layering die and stuck them in place to represent the waves lapping at the footprints in the sand. 
I glued all the elements in place

and for a cool watery sea effect I decided to use glossy accents and glamour dust glitter to give a shimmer to the waves and around the sandy footprints.
This is how it looked when dry, 
Here is my finished card
with a couple of close ups

and one final shot
You could of course adapt either part of my easel design to make a single flat card. However, all these extra details really do make for a different card and are worth the effort for those special people in your life. My card was very loved and appreciated by my daughter and SIL.

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 I organize a monthly artist trading card swap there.  We celebrated a whole year of swapping in May. Whether you are a new stamper or a seasoned one you are most welcome to join us. Nearly 100 members, worldwide, have taken part since it started. It's been such fun and it's so lovely to receive a unique piece of art from your partner in the post. The details for each swap are put up in the group on 23rd of the month. There is no "monthly" commitment, just join in when you have the time! 

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A little heads up that Visible Image have a summer sale on and you can get 30% off all the stamps, stencils and dies I have used in this make (the offer includes everything but Christmas products) Just enter the code SUMMER30 at the checkout. You need to be quick though as the offer ends on Wednesday 10th August.
Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x

1 comment:

  1. Such a beautiful card ... I love the little footprints!!
    Ten years!! So hard to believe!!
    Enjoy the rest of the week and your grandbabies!!
    V x


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