Beach Card w/ Real Sand & LillaRose Giveaway

I wanted to make a card that incorporated some sea inspired bobby pins my friend Debbie sent me. She graciously has agreed to give a $17 store credit to a lucky viewer on August 5th.

To be eligible to win, you need to go to her website and create an account with them. To do that, all you need to do is go to and in the top right corner, click on “sign in” and then you’ll create an account. (No purchase is necessary to be eligible.)

Debbie Berndt’s contact information is:

Cellphone: 269-414-6090


Address: 63476 Pierson Rd Cassopolis, MI 49031

Lilla Rose link:

I started with a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ piece of white cardstock and a 5″ x 7″ card base. Using the  4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ cardstock, I took blending brushes link:

Aliexpress link: Cost per brush: $1.43 + .73 shipping (from China)

Ebay link Cost per brush $1.46

and Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass with a mask I made from cardstock and cutting mountains and valleys.. I blended the inks into the card front and moved the mask and inked again. I probably inked about 1/3 of the length of the card front. I used Broken China to add more dimension to the clouds, then went to the mid section (the ocean) and colored it with Salty Ocean. I created a straight line for the horizon, and then colored straight down about another 1/3rd of the card front. I decided I wanted 3-D waves, so cut cardstock to 4 3/4″ wide by 1 1/2″ tall and then cut waves out of one, then put that image up against the other strips I’d cut, and using a pencil, traced the waves, then cut them out so all of the waves were the same. I added fun foam to the back of the waves. I used Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink and rubbed the ink pad over the bottom 1/3rd of the card stock to create a beach. I dried it then added Collage Pauge over the sand portion of the card, and then added sand to it. I should have punched out holes to put the other bobby pins in it on the card before adding sand, so if you attempt this, made sure you punch the holes out first before adding waves or sand. I die cut clouds and originally put a sentiment on the largest cloud, but didn’t like it, so die cut more clouds and laid them over the first set. To add the turtle bobby pin, I didn’t consider how long it’s “legs” were, so had to take all of the clouds off, and put the wave with the turtle on it at the top of my waves, then lay the other waves below it, cutting out the fun foam behind them where the legs of the bobby pin would go. On the 5″ x 7″ card base, I used Antique Linen distress oxide ink and rubbed it around the edges so when I glued the card front to it, the edges wouldn’t be white. I had added fun foam and tear tape to the back of the card front so the bobby pins were protected, then decided hot glue might be the best way to adhere it to the card base…and it worked. Yay!!

After I finished the video, I thought it would be fun to add a shark fin to the waves, and added inside the card, the theme from “Jaws”…Ba Da Ba Da Ba Da…I think our niece will get a kick out of it.  You can see the shark fin in the photo for the video.

The sentiment came from a Hero Arts set called Hello.

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