Dreaming of Sand, Sun and Surf

Dreaming of Sand, Sun and Surf

You may recall that I live in the lovely state of MinneSNOWta. Sometimes, not so lovely in the winter. Indeed, it has been an extra cold winter. We are all anxious for spring.

What better time for design team made with love (and paper) to help bring a little encouragement in that department. Racehlle gave us a lot to live up o this time.

March 2014 Project
Theme: sand & sea
Requirements: white, tan and 2 blues

This was one of those creations that morphed several times. I am not even sure what I ended up with. I think I used up all of my creativity for Valentine’s Day. When I was planning this in my head, originally I thought about creating a scrapbook page layout. That seemed the best for incorporating the theme and requirements. There was a lot to include. As I was creating my cut files, I decided to go with a step card. I had big plans to emboss my card stock and stack everything. Ha! I guess I did not know which type of step card I wanted. I was befuddled from that point on.

I started out with this:

not working for me
not working for me

. . . but I was not getting the layers that I pictured in my head. Maybe I can salvage it.

I ended up it a simple accordion step card. I think the sand castle should be removed–it’s too busy. And not sure if I should add a face to the crab. What do you think?

step card
step card
step card
step card
side view
side view

I want to share how I made the sand dollar. I used two flowers from the Pazzles built-in library. For the first “cut” I embossed the “flower” right on my cutting mat! Then I did the cut of the dollar and holes. Here is a close up.

sand dollar
sand dollar

2 Responses to Dreaming of Sand, Sun and Surf

  1. hey sweets…………love the scene on the pretty step card too. i think that crab deserves to see where he is going, lol.
    i’d say go ahead and give him a face. 🙂

    i hear you about the snow. right now some more flurries are coming down here in pa. hope is not much —(haven’t checked the weather yet). i can feel the spring fever.
    take care.

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