Monday, 22 June 2009

The Next Level

Hi everyone, and happy Monday.

I hope you all enjoyed the weekend, I did. My baby turned into a teenager today. Jordan's the last of my five children to enter the terrible teens. He's such a character with a wicked sense of humour, but doesn't like getting up for school in the morning. He's been known to get dressed ready for school then go back to bed fully clothed until a minute before he has to go out to catch the school bus. I'm making him special cupcakes today while he's at school, so I'll be his favourite person when he comes home, bless!!

Now on to the challenge this week at The Next Level. You have to make a stair step card, and we have some fantastic examples from the design team again this week. they are such a talented bunch and I'm sure you'll find inspiration from their creations.

I wanted to use one of my Magnolia stamps and had the perfect idea. I did a seaside theme using Tilda paddling in the sea.
I've used Bazzill for all the background shapes, cutting and tearing to fit the design.
I used fusible film to replicate the shimmery water. First of all I scrunched it up to give it texture. I spread Glossy Accents where I wanted to fix it to the card, then sprinkled on a little glitter for extra sparkle. Then I put on the fusible film and pressed it down over the Glossy Accents so it was firmly stuck. I left it to dry.
Next I took a piece of blue Bazzil and put it through my Big Shot inside the Divine Swirl Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. I thought this would look like ocean waves. I cut around some of the swirls so that the shimmery fusible film would show behind. I added some dew drops for sea spray.
The beach was made from torn Bazzill with a green fringe of grass peeking behind. The beach hut was simply cut freehand from Bazzill again and mounted with 3d foam to make the roof and nearest parts stand out. The bucket, spade and seagull are just buttons from Dress It Up. It was a relatively quick card, but very effective and fun.



Tara said...

This is just such a fab card Debbie - I saw your Magnolia garden too and that is amazing!!! xx

Michele said...

WOW gorgeous card Debbie. Love the image and the fab colouring. Hugs Michele x

Nilla said...

hihi Looks like you made a picture of me in my sea side house in Sweden!! Great card, Debbie! Hugs Nilla

Sharon said...

Wow Debbie, this is gorgeous. I love how you've put this together with the waves and beach hut - just stunning.

Scrapmumur said...

Hi Debbie,
I love your adorable card!!!! Tilda is so pretty.
Wonderful colours used and lovely details.
Great design!!!!
Thank you very much for your comments so nice in my card.
Have a nice week.
Big hugs, Mumur

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Debbie.

Hugs Riet.x

cats whiskers said...

Love this card dear such fabulous colours and cute image your colouring is superb, I am in awe of you wonderful card designs you are just so gifted dear and an inspiration to us all
Hugs Jacqui xx

Madge said...

I love your card Debbie, I think the design and seaside inspiration is gorgeous. Thank you so much for your wonderful support and creations for The Next Level. Ann xxx

True :) said...

WoW Debbie! I am in love with this card! So cute! You know I am going to have to CASE your water technique! LOL!

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