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Riding the Creative Wave: Beach-Themed Lattice Card Design with Hero Arts Stamp Sets

Hey there, fellow crafting enthusiasts! Today, I'm thrilled to share with you a fun and beachy card design using two fantastic stamp sets from Hero Arts – the Color Layering Waves Stamp Set and the Color Layering Sea & Sky Stamp Set. Whether you're an experienced card maker or just dipping your toes into the world of paper crafting, this project is perfect for anyone looking to create a cheerful and vibrant card that captures the essence of a sunny day at the beach. So, grab your supplies and let's get started on this creative adventure!

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Materials You'll Need:

  • Color Layering Waves Stamp Set

  • Color Layering Sea & Sky Stamp Set

  • Coordinating dies for both sets

  • White cardstock (Both Thick & Stamping Weight)

  • Ink pads in various shades of blue, greens, and a black

  • A die-cutting machine

  • Adhesive

  • Acetate or clear plastic sheet (for the lattice window)

  • Scissors or Paper Trimmer

  • Optional: sequins, glitter, or other embellishments for added sparkle

Stamping and Fussy-Cutting Waves

Begin by selecting your favorite shades of blue and green ink pads. Stamp the first set waves from the Color Layering Waves Stamp Set onto white cardstock using your lightest color of ink. Then you are going to stamp the other layers in slightly darker shades of colors to create depth and dimension. Don't worry about precision here – we want to capture the natural, organic feel of ocean waves. But the images line up pretty easy.

Color Layering Waves Stamp Set, Color Layering Sea & Sky Stamp Set Lattice Card by Rick Adkins

Once your waves are dry, use your paper snips to cut them out. It's not that hard your just cutting out a few little lines.


Creating the Lattice Card Base

For the lattice background, you'll need to cut your 4 1/4" x 11" card base and cut off 3" from one end. This will leave you 2 1/2" from the scored line at the top. Take an additional piece of Thick White Cardstock and cut ten strips that measure 1/2" x 4 1/4". Take the folded card base and flip it over. Take on of your 1/2" strips and attach to the left and right side of the card base on the inside about 1/4" to a 1/2" from the outside edge. (You can add a piece of clear plastic or acetate cut the same size as the card front (4 1/4" x 5 1/2" to the inside for stability.)

Color Layering Waves Stamp Set, Color Layering Sea & Sky Stamp Set Lattice Stamp Sets from HeroArts

Take the remaining strips and attach them to these two strips (starting at the bottom going vertically) Make sure it lines up at the bottom of the card base. You are only adding adhesive to the two strips that are coming down from the top of the card. Repeat adding strips until you get to the top making sure to leave a 1/2" between each strips. Flip over and layer the remaining strips to the inside covering the strips on the front. This will serve as the lattice window through which you'll view the ocean waves.


Stamping the Ocean Scene

Time to bring the beach to life! Use the Color Layering Sea & Sky Stamp Set to create an inviting beach scene on the card base. Stamp the sand, the shoreline, and the sky using various shades of ink. Remember to layer the stamps to achieve a realistic and beautiful scene.

Color Layering Waves Stamp Set, Color Layering Sea & Sky Stamp Set Lattice Card by Rick Adkins Side View

Add a little soft blue ink with a blending brush to the top of the card panel to represent the sky color. Stamp the clouds from the stamp set in a darker color blue. Add your sentiment and some birds stamped in a dark black or even a darker blue color to this section.


Assembling Your Card

Carefully adhere the beach scene you've created at the bottom of the card base. Then add a few additional silhouette stamped images in the darker ink to the scene. Feel free to add dimension by layering some of the waves with foam adhesive.


Color Layering Waves Stamp Set, Color Layering Sea & Sky Stamp Set Lattice Card by Rick Adkins  Left Side View

Final Touches

To add a touch of sparkle and depth to your beach scene, consider embellishing it with sequins, glitter, or other decorations of your choice. These little details can really make your card pop!


And there you have it – a beach-themed lattice card design that's perfect for sending warm wishes and brightening someone's day. Hero Arts' Color Layering Waves and Sea & Sky Stamp Sets, along with their coordinating dies, make it easy to create a stunning ocean scene that's sure to make a splash with your loved ones.


So, what are you waiting for? Dive into your crafting supplies and make your own sunny beach getaway card. Whether you're sending it as a birthday greeting, a thank-you note, or just a friendly hello, this card is bound to bring a smile to anyone's face. Happy crafting, and may your creative tides always be high!


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Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins














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