My husband and I just spent a week camping on the Oregon coast which is one of my favorite places in the world. The weather was in the 70’s and just beautiful, while our home town was experiencing a heat wave in the 3 digits. So we enjoyed ourselves immensely, walked on the beach, sat around a campfire and got some much needed R & R.
Here’s a little beach scene I created using Day at the Beach stamp set and the U Fold Technique, which is really quite simple.
The palm trees were stamped with Avant Garden, a Sale-a-Bration set from earlier this year, and it’s actually a flower but worked perfectly as a palm tree!
Here are the instructions for making this Day at the Beach U Fold Technique:
You will need the following 3 card stock pieces to make this U Fold card:
Pool Party- 4 1/4″ x 7 1/2″
Crumb Cake- 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Island Indigo- 2″ x 3 1/2″
Score the 4 1/4″ x 7 1/2″ panel (Pool Party) at 1 1/2″, 2 1/2″, 5″ and 6″
Score the 2″ x 3 1/2″ panel (Island Indigo) at 1/2″ and 3″.
Use a scallop edgelit across one long edge to mimic ocean waves. (The new Seasonal Layers Thinlits has a scallop edgelit, as well as the Adirondack chair used on this card)
Fold the Pool Party (4 1/4″ x 7 1/2″) panel on it’s score lines going across as: mountain, valley, valley, mountain.
Fold the Island Indigo (2″ x 3 1/2″) panel on it’s fold lines, both as mountain. Those end tabs will face the rear of the card.
Glue Island Indigo panel between the 2 1/2″ & 5″ score lines of the Pool Party panel.
Stamp and sponge the Crumb Cake (1 1 /2″ x 5 1/2″) panel and then glue it on the front flaps of the Pool Party panel. The scallop-y top edge was done with a non-Stampin’ Up framelit.
Finish by stamping and cutting out the palm trees, dolphin, sun, star fish, drink and Adirondack chair. Glue these elements into place.
This card will fit into an A2 sized envelope by folding one end in and the other end flat.
I hope you enjoyed this little beach scene and I also hope you make one of your own….go get inky!