Friday, June 26, 2009


I started making this card a while ago and then though I could use it for Kerry's challenge last week but got busy and never got it finished. When I saw Kerry's challenge for this week I was happy that this card also fit. So my no layer card turned into a layered card for this challenge. (I'm not a big fan of no layers).

I deal with people everyday from all around the US and it always surprises me when someone from the middle of the country will say "I have never been to a beach" or "I have only seen the beach when I go on vacation". Growing up in New England the beach has just been there any time I wanted to visit it. I forget that everyone doesn't have a coast with water. So I thought a beach card was fitting for the area I grew up (and still live) in.

When I was buying my High Hopes stamps a few months ago I wanted to buy something outside of my norm. This Moose was it. Isn't he cute? Once I got it then I had to figure out what to do with it. This is what I came up with. I stamped the Moose and then masked him. My cloud template came with directions for a beach scene like this. I thought that this would be a great stamp to try it with. I then put stickles on the water to make it stand out and sand on the sand. I had bought a small bag of really fine sand at one of the conventions a couple years ago when I was in my scene making phase of card making. Mary and I share a set of stamps from Seaside and I used the grass from that to add to the beach. I thought the card still needed some color so I made the beach ball. The floaties, flippers and beachball all have crystal effects on them to make them look like plastic.

I really wanted to use a saying from a SU set I have that says Dare to Be Fabulous with this card but it was too big so I went with Wish you were here.

Thanks for visiting. I hope you like my card.

CS: SU Kraft and Pacific Point
STAMPS: High Hopes, Seaside, Class Act
MISC: Brads, Fairy Tale Creations template


Mary C said...

I love this whole card. That moose is just too cute and youe beach scene came out perfect! Great job on this card Peggy!

Michelle Quinno said...

Oh, he's adorable, Peggy!!! Love the image. You did a great job on the scene. That's a lot of coloring!

One thing I really missed while I lived away for 10 yrs. is the beach! Also fresh seafood and a few other things. I have friends that have never been to the ocean! I can't imagine.

Pia said...

You have outdone yourself with this card! It is GREAT! I have to say I do not go to the beach that much but it is there just in case I want too. I hate the crowds. We are so spoiled in New England we can find just about anything (good or bad) weather wise and nature wise.

Kristen said...

Love this card Peggy, and nyour beach theme is Fabulous. Your coloring is wonderful.

Sue from Oregon said...

Wow what great detail in this fun card! Thanks for joining us this week at 3CTC!

Elena said...

The card is so cute! I love the little scene you created!
Thank you so much for joining us wthis week at 3CTC!

Kerry D-C said...

This Moose is FUNNY! The scene you created is awesome! The sand and water are done so well!!!! Glad you played with us this week!