Thursday, May 21, 2015

IO Challenge- Ocean Breeze

With Memorial Day coming up, today is the perfect day to start thinking about summer and the beach. I have a whole bunch of cards to show you today because I have an upcoming 10 in 10 Beach class. The class features ten quick and easy cards with a beach theme.  I absolutely love beach cards, so it was an easy class to design.  The class uses a lot of new Impression Obsession products, so I thought I would show you a few of the cards.

I posted the seagull card first because when I saw the new saying from Impression Obsession, I knew I had to have it!  If you have ever seen a seagull with a french fry, you recognize the high level of happiness that I am sure we all want.  :)

Items used:
Happier Than a Bird D17043
Pier Posts E16111
Sea Gull D16109

For the second card, I used a great chair die.  The die comes with flip flop dies, which would have have made a great embellishment for this card.  However, if you are making quick and easy cards, you can't go overboard with embellishing!

Items used:
Single Beach Chair die DIE190-C
Summer Afternoon saying C3784

 How about a quick collage?  I used a brand new conch shell from Impression Obsession and paired it with older IO images.

Items Used:
Large Conch E16109
Seashells (collection of cling shell stamps) 3018-SM
Seashells (saying) B9009
French Letter (script in background) J8778

Beach cards wouldn't be complete without the shell cover a card background!

Items used:
Cover a Card Shells CC122
Shell Set (die set that includes the starfish I used ) DIE077-W
Voice of the Sea C5053

How about a new cover a card?  There is a brand new sky background as well as a brand new set of circle frames.  Here is a close up of the new sky background and circle frame:

 Items Used:
Cover a Card Sky CC215
Sailboats die DIE 189-C
Ocean Border die DIE 101-D
Ahoy Matey A5441
All in One Frames Circles DIE299-ZZ

Interested in joining me for the class?  I will be teaching it next weekend at Angela's Happy Stamper in Herndon, VA

10 in 10 Beach

Sunday, May 31st

2-4 pm

Craving more beach inspiration?  Be sure to check out the other designers!



Doudou said...

Beautiful cards, love the colors!

Pattie J. said...

Well, the sea is a big place, and these are big ideas. I love them all,but especially love the quick collage.....thanks for sharing.....OH! I left a French Fry on the beach for the bird, gotta keep him happy......have a good day.

McStamper said...

Love your great cards.

Linda S. said...

I think the third card is my favorite, but I do like them all. I also wish I lived closer to you so that I could participate in your upcoming class. It's kind of hard to get overly excited about the beach when you live in Nebraska!