Sunday 2 August 2020

AAA CardsChallenge #171: Along the edge + Beach, with video.

This fortnight our challenge is: Along the Edge, pluse the option to use beach as your theme. The theme was chosen by Michelle and our Sponsor is Stamplorations.
They have a free digi with flip flops incase you're interested, I didn't use it as I thought other DT memeber might like  to use it.

For my card I masked off about 1/3 from the edge of my card base.
I use Post-it tape to mask off each layer of sea. Starting with Memento ink: Desert sand sand and Toffee Crunch.

See the video, it's easier to watch than to explain.

Then I would  rip another crooked edge on the Post it and apply  my sea: Summer Sky,
Teal zeal and Nautical blue, making my lower edges lighter and the post darker as if the sea is more shallow and deeper according ot the colours.
For my sea foam I've used white Ecoline ink, but a white gelpen or Copic white or Kuretake ink or even titanium  white acryllic paint would work. As long as it's opaque. You will see the foam as it's wet will remelt the inks a little, but that helps with it blending in I think.
Basically I make wiggly lines, thin here thick there and make those bubbles. It's probably not very accurate, but the end results looks like waves to me, so that's my story;-). 

Then I flicked some white ink and I forgot the pink  masking tape would bleed pink!. So I quickly removed it, dried the water and reapplied Nautical blue where neccesary.

I chose Memento ink this time, but this would work with any dye inks you have. Not so much with Oxides as you want them to be translucent  and layer.

For the stamping I've used Memento ink Rich Cacao and the Summer set from Marianne Design. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted (Tiny Type).

I splattered some Lawn Fawn Liquid Stardust on top from some shimmer, this time using my stamppouch to cover the white, cos you know I've emembered now lol.

For more information or to play along the AAA Cards Challenge, see this.


  1. Stunning! I think your foam edges are just awesome and had been wondering how you achieved them - going to watch the video now to make sure though.

  2. Really love this card! The richness of the colors are exquisite!

  3. Terrific card ~ I love how you did the waves, great video too!

  4. This is so pretty Maike! I love the lacy waves you created - I can almost hear them washing up gently on the sand! The shell and starfish are the perfect finishing touch. Vicky x

  5. Sorry, Maaike! (Spelling is not my super power!!!) x

  6. This is really pretty, Maaike. I know it is a narrow strip of stamping because of the challenge but don't you think it would be gorgeous as a whole card front? Or maybe that would be too much??? It is very lovely just as it is.

    1. I made one after, but postedit before this one, it's full card, and also pretty with Oxides, but not as cool I think . you can se eit here

  7. Your crashing waves are fabulous!!

  8. I love your card, thanks for showing how you made the great waves.

  9. Wow! Maaike, your card is absolutely fabulous. Love those beautiful waves.
    - Joy Dsouza