Monday, July 16, 2012

More Maritime Fun


Good Tuesday to you, Crafty Friends! Today Lifestyle Crafts is releasing its fun Maritime line of dies and I am excited to share some projects I created with them! Plus, as an Affiliate, I get to offer readers an exclusive 20% discount code for use in the LC Store (details below.)


Today I'm featuring two darling new dies, the Whale and Crab Maritime Dies. I love anything that has to do with the sea, so I was really happy to create these two clean and simple cards
The whale is 1" x 2.25" and the crab is 1.5" x 1.75".


My first card features the Whale. This easy to make card was a breeze to make by border punching some waves from some complimentary patterned paper and popping them up with foam tape.


I then nestled the whale inside the waves. (Bean Tip: if you are creating a background of a lot of pattern, make your focal image a solid color to make sure it stands out!)


Next up is this card I made with the Crab Die. I wanted the cards to be similar in style, so I repeated the idea of layering patterned papers which were simply free cut to simulate the sands of a beach. 


The wee crab was adhered onto the card -- the die comes with eyes, which can be done in the same color or any that you want. I kept things simple with the same color cardstock.

BEAN NOTES
Whale Card
Stamps: sentiment from Moka Pearl (Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah); Aqua Mist (PTI)
Patterned Paper: Petite Prints (Doodlebug)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Tools: Paper Piercer (Making Memories); Wave Border Punch (Fiskars)
Dies: Whale Maritime Die (Lifestyle Crafts)
Crab Card
Stamps: sentiment from Oops a Daisy set (Taylored Expressions)
Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah); Aqua Mist (PTI)
Patterned Paper: Petite Prints (Doodlebug); In-Color DSP (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa (Tsukineko)
Tools: Paper Piercer (Making Memories)
Dies: Crab Maritime Die (Lifestyle Crafts)

I hope you enjoyed my projects today -- if you do any shopping in the Lifestyle Crafts Store, be sure to enter Promo Code: BEAN for a 20% discount. Have a happy day!


3 comments:

Queen Mary said...

Regina, I LOVE these cards! I confess partiality to the crab as I grew up along the mid-Atlantic coastline where crab feasts were de rigeour! :) (However it's spelled!)

Queen Mary said...

Regina, I LOVE these cards! I confess partiality to the crab as I grew up along the mid-Atlantic coastline where crab feasts were de rigeour! :) (However it's spelled!)

Ruza Rebel said...

Super CUTE cards! Love all the white! ;o)