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Hello Honey Bee friends! Today I’m back to the beach with my card featuring the Beach Scene A7 Cover Plate die, but not an A7 card! Keep reading for how I used this beautiful set to make an A2 card!

First I die cut the Beach Scene A7 Cover Plate die from 80# Neenah. Then I used some inks from my stash and a few Distress Inks to color the layers with Detail Blender brushes. The sandy layers are Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs Distress ink. The water layers are three shades of teal inks from my stash. Then the sky is more Distress Inks in the color of Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw, Tumbled Glass and Prize Ribbon.

Next I die cut more 80# Neenah with the fourth largest Sweet Stacks: Rectangles die. Then I used Bee Create glue to adhere the Beach Scene layers to the rectangle. I slightly offset the center of the scene so that the sunrise would appear more on the right side. After all of the layers were glued on, I used my scissors to trim off all of the excess on either side.

I adhered the Beach scene to an A2 card base. Next I die cut colored cardstock with the hibiscus and plumeria blossoms and leaves dies from the Tropical Bouquet Honey Cuts. I adhered the pieces to the card with glue, except for the hibiscus, which is popped up with a foam dot.

I can’t believe I didn’t even add any shading to the flowers! LOL! But I just thought that they were very pretty as they are! Next I treated a piece of white cardstock with my antistatic tool. Then I stamped the sentiment from the Wish You Were Here stamp set in black pigment ink. I sprinkled on black embossing powder and used my heat tool to set it. I cut it out with the coordinating die.

I added foam tape to the back of the sentiment for dimension to match the flowers. I really wanted to add a bit of bling, but decided that this card didn’t need it at all! What do you think?

As much as I loved making my autumn wreath card (last week’s blog post) it’s really hard to get into the autumn feel with it still so hot where I am! This beach scene was just what I needed, and I hope you’ve enjoyed the process. Thanks so very much for stopping by today!

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