It’s Sneak Peek week for Karen Burniston’s February 2023 release!
Standing in waist-high water at the beach letting the waves bounce you up and down is a fun childhood past-time. This card is reminiscent of those sunny, seashore visits. It uses a variety of new beach themed dies from Karen Burniston’s February 2023 release along with some new labels and frames that coordinated with the previously released Label Charm Pop-Up set. This 3.5 x 8.5-inch card is a quick make and easily fits in a #10 business envelope.
I started with a 3.5-inch by 8.5-inch rectangle and scored an additional 3.5-inch by 6-inch rectangle at .25-inch to form a tab along the short end. Glue this tab to the back of the large rectangle to form the card base.
Using double-sided tape, I covered the inside and outside panels with coordinating papers. (My favorite technique for using double-sided tape is to place around the edge of the card, lift the ends of the tape so corners are sticky, position the covering paper, you can shift the top paper a bit before you pull all the tape backing paper strips. See tutorial post)
Before I die-cut my Label Charm Pop-Up pivot panel into my card base, I watched the assembly video for the die and cut out the accompanying tabbed frame and label. I also cut out a large frame to edge the front aperture of the pivot panel. I centered the pivot label charm pop-up die over the front of my card and die cut through all three layers of paper and cardstock. Because of its thickness, I ran it through my die cutting machine twice.
Besides the frame, there are two additional labels that will fit inside the pivot panel and back tabbed label. For this card, I used the smallest of the new labels with the largest dotted border label from the original set.
Decorate the oval charm with shells from the new Sea Charms set. (I daubed a pale-yellow ink- Antique Linen on the oval charm and dotted with a gold gel pen to give the look of sand. Then I glued on stenciled shells to both sides of the oval charm.) Attach the decorated charm to the oval frame with a jump ring before assembling the pop-out elements of this card. (My jump ring had a rhinestone dangle.)
Fold the charm frame and attached label together as they will go into the card. Place a drop of glue on the frame’s tab and adhere to the back side of the card front label. Glue the blue label to the inside card back panel.
To decorate the card, I used the dancing tiny crabs from the new Beach Borders set. There are eye holes in the die that make it easy to take a white gel pen to stencil in the eyes. I added mouths for fun.
“Enjoy the Waves” come from a coordinating sentiment strip in the paper pad. “At the Beach” is die cut using the new Word Set 16 -Beach Happy Hour.
As with all my cards that are sent in an envelope, I have decorated the back flap with some dancing blue crabs to hint at what’s inside. This is #10 business envelope.
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- Karen Burniston in cahoots with Riley and Company – Rectangles and Labels Crosshatch – 1233
- Karen Burniston in cahoots with Riley and Company – Beach Borders – 1230
- Karen Burniston in cahoots with Riley and Company – Word Set 16 – Beach Happy Hour- 1229
- Karen Burniston in cahoots with Riley and Company – Sea Charms – 1228
- Karen Burniston in cahoots with Riley and Company – Label Charm Pop-Up – 1209
- Park Lane Paperie – 12×12 Printed Cardstock – Nautical
- Fun Stampers Journey – 8.5 x 11 Card Stock – Pumpkin Bread
- Navy Blue and White cardstock scraps
- Light weight white cardstock
- #10 Business Envelope – Craft Paper
Pens & Inks
- Sakura – Gelly Roll Pen – Metallic Gold
- Sakura – Gelly Roll Pen – Medium – White
- Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Inks – Antique linen, Salvaged Patina and Fired Brick
- Neutral PH Adhesive by LINECO
- Fine-Tip Glue Bottle
- Bead Landing – Charmalong – Silver Rhinestone Charm
- Piercing Tool
- Sponge Daubers
- Needle Nose Pliers