Beachy Hugs

I had such fun preparing for this week's Clean and Simple Challenge where fellow design team member Kathy asked us to play at the beach. I had just watched a video on this technique on Youtube, so of course I had to give it a try. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed myself. I used 5 different colours of ink for my background, which represents where you find the lobsters, not the colour of the lobster for those who wonder. Once I finished sponging on the colours, I used my paint brushes and splattered the background with water and used a paper towel for excess, then immediately covered the background with embossing powder. You do not use embossing ink, the powder attaches itself to everywhere there is no water, and I heat set it in place. And yes, be prepared - some sparkle flies off the page before being heat set - oh the joy of making a mess! For the top panel it is simply repeated die cutting. In the video here Yana used a smaller starfish. I wanted to use my lobster as I thought the die had a lot of interest when used for the negative. The panel is attached to the card base using foam dots. To finish my card I die cut the "hugs" and added embossing ink to it and heat set with the same embossing powder used for my background, and my starfish I did using the same technique as the background. I added sequins and a few dew drops to my finished card. Thanks for having a look, have a great day!
Products: Tim Holtz Distress Inks Tumbled Glass, Evergreen Bough, Peacock Feathers, Broken China, Peeled Paint; Ranger Rainbow Sparkle Embossing Powder; Memory Box Deep Ocean Lobster; Impression Obsession Sea Shells; Simon Says Stamp Hugs; Dew Drops; Sequins.


  1. TFS your creative lobsters and starfish designed card Kia. Such a cool technique. TFS the link too. Hugs, Nancy

  2. I love this card, Kia. I have to try that technique too; it seems so cool. You have the nicest variety of dies -- that lobster is perfect for this card.

  3. super beachy card hot the bkg looks!

  4. Kia, what an absolutely fun card! I love the lobsters on the top with the amazing background you've created! And the starfish is fabulous along with the great "hugs" die! I need to use mine! Hugs and love, sweet friend!


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