Thursday, August 13, 2015

Two beachy cards

(This is my second post today)

I love tropical beaches (haven't been to one in too long) and so I just had to make something for all the challenges which a beach theme! Look at the gorgeous inspiration pictures further down - don't they make you dream?

I wanted to use that framed beach scene from Stampendous. I stamped it in black and then embossed it in white to see which one I would like better. Then I watercolored both. They look very different but I like them both.

Stamps: Stampendous (beach frame), Hero Arts (sentiment)
Other: stencil (Memory Box), Sizzix (embossing folder), Recollections (paper)


Inkspirational #88 "Photo Inspiration"

The Male Room #16 "Vacation/On the Beach"

AAA Cards "It's so Hot"

Now, if you'll excuse me, I will close my eyes and dream about being on one of those beaches...



  1. Wow, you didn't tell us you were going to rush right home and post , not one but, two cards!i really like the soft colors of the first one on the swished background. Goodnight now.

  2. Love these fabulous beach scenes. Looks just like where I live (for reals!)

  3. The do look very different and I think they both work incredibly well. The white embossing gives a a softer look and a dreamy quality, whilst the other is bolder and more classical. Both show your skill! Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

  4. Hach ja, das Meer, ich liebe es!!! Und Deine Karten sind wunderschön, wobei mir die erste etwas besser gefällt, durch die weiße Umrandung wirkt es richtig echt!!
    LG Gundi

  5. WOW! Simply stunning Susanne!
    Fantastic colouring and those cards soooo make me want to dream the days away there. Thanks so much for linking up and playing along at AAA Cards.
    Sarah x

  6. Wow! Your water coloring is fantastic! That scene looks wonderful. I think my preference is the white embossed just because the softer look is very unique. Simply beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  7. WOW - these make me want to find a sunny beach and go lie in a hammock!
    What lovely cards. Perfect matching masks and embossing folders too.

    Hugs, Sarn xx

  8. Oh my goodness....when do we leave? I'll have my bags packed immediately! Two gorgeous beach cards, Susanne, water-coloured marvelously and with layouts that showcase them perfectly! Thank you so much for sharing these in the Inkspirational gallery! WOW!

  9. Beautiful beach scenes, Susanne ... lovely soft watercolouring ... I can almost hear the waves lapping gently on those tropical shores! I'm particularly taken with the white embossed one ... so I'm imagining too! Hugs, Anita :)

  10. Love the beautiful beach scenes - especially the one with the white outline - it has such a peaceful feel to it! I also really like the subtle stenciling you did on the card base - perfect! Thanks so much for linking up at AAA Cards! Jill

  11. Wow, these both look like they should be framed on the wall!! What amazing scenes these are, so perfect for the challenge. Makes me wish I was on a beach too.....

  12. That is amazing how different they look. I think I marginally prefer the looks like a little work of art!

  13. I am speechless.... Love them !

  14. This was a fascinating exercise, Susanne! Thank you for sharing it. It's amazing how different they look, but both are equally stunning!! Hugs, Darnell

  15. Both cards are absolutely stunning! Changing the embossing colour really gives different looks. Sorry I'm so late commenting, thanks for playing along with The Male Room's Vacation/Beach challenge!

    PS I think my favourite is the black image.

  16. Wow, Susanne! This shows how you can make 2 totally different cards from the same stamp! Both are perfect! Make me want to hear that water lapping on the shore!

  17. Wow, Susanne! This shows how you can make 2 totally different cards from the same stamp! Both are perfect! Make me want to hear that water lapping on the shore!


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