Tuesday, August 8, 2017

A Shabby Beach Card!


Hello, and happy Tuesday!  How are you doing? I hope that summer is allowing you some relaxing creative time. I've been traveling quite a bit with my family, but not all of it has been for pleasure. We arrived home Sunday night after a long, grueling road trip. Thankfully, after a good nights sleep, I was up and running again, happily ensconced in my cozy craft room.

I have the honor of presenting on the Maja Design Blog todayI was perusing the many Maja Design collections, trying to decide which papers I wanted to use for my project. It can be difficult, because there are so many beautiful choices! That was the moment my daughter called. She returned from a seaside holiday with her family on Sunday and called to share the joys of their vacation with me. One of her favorite memories is riding bicycles to along beach each morning and playing in the waves with my grandson. That's when I knew I wanted to make a card for her using Maja Design's Summertime collection!

The papers are cut, distressed, layered, and stitched. The sentiment, tag, bicycle image, and 'summer joy' stamp are part of the paper collection. Even the blue flowers are fussy cut from a piece of design paper.

I went pretty heavy on the layers with this card, and will try to show you some of the dimension in the photos. Foam adhesive is used to 'pop up' each layer. The flowers are woven in and out of a segment of wooden fence I had in my stash. The cheesecloth is stained and frayed to lend a tattered, beachy look.

Paper flowers and a twine bow add a finishing touch. Below is a peek of the inside of the card. I enjoy adding special touches to the interior of my cards, and this one includes another postage stamp from the paper collection layered over paper flower petals.

Thank you so much for joining me! Don't forget to check out the current Mood Board Challenge. Each entrant has the chance to win an entire Maja Design paper collection, which would be a perfect way to finish up the summer. If you love these papers and want to get a closer look at the collection you can find them HERE. There's also a handy STOREFINDER link if you're wondering where you can purchase these papers. I wish you fun filled days with your loved ones and happy hours in your craft space!


Maja Design Papers Used: 

Additional Supplies Used: Twine, Cheesecloth, Tea Stain, Foam Adhesive, Paper Flowers, Detail Scissors, Sewing Machine, Thread. 

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  1. This card is absolutely amazing! I just love all the beautiful papers you've used.

    Gaby xo

  2. Oh, my goodness, Nancy! this layered summertime card takes my breath away! What gorgeous papers, so beautifully layered at your talented hands! The cheesecloth is that perfect beachy touch and your fussy cut and dimensional flower arrangement with the picket fence is just delightful! No one makes frilly shabby chic layered cards like you! I pray that you are doing well! Hugs!

  3. Ooooh the layers and depth and richness of the blues for summer skies, just so stunning Nancy, the embellies add that finishing touch that makes this a totally superb card!

  4. I pray that you are doing well! Hugs!