Abstract at the Beach

Our task for this month’s Elizabeth Craft Designs Designer Challenge was to create something using one of the new dies: Bricks, Pebbles or Circles. I opted for Pebbles and created an abstract scene of a ship at sea.


I started with a white card and then added the background paper from Basic Grey.


Then, I added Elizabeth Craft Designs Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheets to the back of the Blue Metallic Shimmer Sheetz — the tape is thin e enough to cut in the Big Shot and makes it much easier to adhere the waves onto the paper. The new Precision Platform from Sizzix makes this simple and easy to cut. I used the Outdoor Edges die from Elizabeth Craft Designs to create shimmery waves.

ECD_Boat_Candyspiegel2Next, I cut out the Pebbles die from scrap paper and used it like a stencil on the corner of my card. I added Texture Paste to create the look of rocks on the side of the water.


Once dry, I inked them with Distress Ink. (If using embossing paste, you will need to use permanent ink … only Texture Paste picks up the color of the Distress Inks.)


In keeping with the abstract quality of the card, I wanted to use the leftover pieces of the ship, rather than the outline. I pulled the outline sticker off and placed it on paper for another project. Then I cut the remains out of the sticker sheet and peeled off the outside edge.


I then cut a portion of Transfer Sheet slightly larger than the sticker and covered the sticker with it. I used a bone folder to rub all of the parts onto the back of the Transfer Sheet, like this …


Then I put the ship where I wanted it and rubbed it again with the bone folder. Once done, I carefully removed the Transfer Sheet and put it back on its backing to use again.


I then added a few other stickers off the Peel-Off Sheet and my abstract scene is complete … what do you think?

Click here to see what the other designers created this month.