Jul 1, 2017

Oceanside Sunset

Are you enjoying your summer so far?  Here on the East Coast we make the best of our short summer season with visits to the ocean.  Birgit here with you today!  I love the feeling of my feet sitting in the warm sand at the beach and listening to the waves as they roll in and out.  Today's card is inspired by sitting and watching the sunset at the beach.

Here's a quick glimpse at the dies I used to create this scenic card.

I started by creating a simple sunset background using Distress inks and then spritzing the ocean with a bit of water.

I ripped some printed paper that looked like sand and added some Frayed Burlap Distress Ink to the edges and then layered them.

I cut the Poppystamps Seaside Lighthouses out of white cardstock as well as the Memory Box Seaside TreasuresImpression Obsession Sea Birds and Impression Obsession Beach Chairs.  I also cut an Impression Obsession Beach Fence out of kraft cardstock and Impression Obsession Small Grass out of olive green cardstock.  I added color to some of the dies using distress inks.

I tried a couple different layouts.  One including the fence and one without.  Which one do you like better?

For the sake of finishing this post, I asked my daughter and she said she liked the one without the fence because it was less busy.
I guess "less is more" in this case so this was the final outcome.  

Here's a list of products I used that can be found at Dies R Us:
Poppystamps - Dies - Seaside Lighthouses Memory Box - Dies - Seaside TreasuresImpression Obsession - Dies - Sea Birds
Impression Obsession - Dies - Beach ChairsImpression Obsession - Dies - Beach FenceImpression Obsession - Dies - Small Grass
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I hope you're inspired by today's project.  Don't forget to join in on all the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings~ Birgit


  1. Love this, and the dies you have used, you have created a lovely beach scene.xxx

  2. What fabulous beach scene creations Birgit! I love them both but I actually think the one with the fence is my favorite lol. Awesome inspiration using this combination of dies. Well done!

  3. What a fun beach scene using some of my favorite dies!

  4. such a gorgeous scene! you really rocked this card!


  5. Wow, Birgit! I love the vibrant colors in the background of your beach scene. Beautiful! I want to go there now.


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