I absolutely love our new Serene Scenery DSP.  It is so versatile and has so many images to use as backgrounds.  So I decided to base a class around using this product. I didn’t want to make just a card for this project.  I really wanted to make something for my house too.

We started class creating this card.  It’s my CASE of the little bag in the catty on page 102. I also wanted it to tie in with my other project – so I added the starfish from Picture Perfect too!

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But we didn’t stop there for this class! When I was looking through the DSP the ‘beach’ page really caught my eye! I mean there are so many pretty backgrounds – but I LOVE the beach!  So I set about creating something for my home. A pretty framed project that would literally take me there!  Here’s what I came up with –

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It’s sooooooo pretty and makes me want to go straight to the beach! I stamped some gorgeous grunge on the sand background, and then added an extra piece of crumb cake card stock with an image from the timeless textures stamp set that I clear embossed, to give a texture of sand.  By tearing the edge of the card and sponging it with crumb cake ink, it adds extra dimension to the page.

By using a 3D box it allowed me to add some extra shells (I found a bottle of various shells in spotlight) which I glued using tombow, directly to the frame itself. I added a couple of pearls and a sprinkle of our gold glitter to the rest of the scene and it was completed!

I love the look and now have a pretty piece that inspires me at home!

What do you think?

Mel xx

PS – For this post, I have included the instructions on making the card for you 🙂

Cut card base from thick white card stock at 4 1/8″ on short side. Fold in half.

Cut woodgrain DSP 5 5/8 x 3 7/8″and adhere to front of card.

Cut a delicate white doily in 1/2.


Cut co-ordinating piece of DSP 2 3/4 x 4″. Mark at 1 1/4″ on left hand short side. Cut on an angle from top right corner down to 1 1/4″ mark as shown. Adhere to base of card, securing the doily behind the top of this piece.

Trim a piece of silver satin ribbon and adhere where the two pieces of DSP meet.

Cut a piece of old olive card 2 3/4 x 1″. trim points on each end and adhere to silver ribbon.

Stamp sentiment from Scenic Sayings in old olive and hand trim. Adhere using dimensionals.

Tie a bow with linen thread and adhere to bottom of sentiment with a glue dot.

Stamp a starfish from Picture Perfect – the base layer in Sahara Sand and the second layer with Crumb Cake. Sprinkle with clear embossing powder and heat. Fussy cut starfish and adhere to card using dimensionals.

Adhere 3 pearls to card base as in picture.
You’re done!

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