Just thought I would share my latest creation. It is a step card with a beach theme.
I got the idea for the sun from the July/Aug. 2011 Paper Crafts Magazine.
Julie Campbell designed a flower using curled up squares and a button in the center.
I decided it would work great for a sun.
She used double sided paper and the patterned paper I wanted to use was just one sided so I adhered it back to back.
Here is how it works:
Take 1 1/4 inch squares of paper.
Curl to edges over and glue flaps in place.
Arrange the curled pieces in a circle and glue down like this
(Note: I made part of the sun hanging off the side and trimmed the excess. The original was a full circle.)
Next, place a circle on top.
(I used paper, Julie used a button, but any round shape would work)
For right now, I will just show you the rest of the card...
sandcastle, shell, & starfish
(If you look really closely, you can see that I tried to emboss the starfish with my Cuddlebug swiss dots embossing folder. Good idea, but the piece is so little that it only ends up with 3 or 4 dots...LOL)
pail, shovel, & shell
I am thinking now that the shovel is way too big for the pail...oh well...
I live near Galveston so the seagulls were a MUST...although the water in our area of the Gulf of Mexico is never blue but brown:)
umbrella and beach ball
...and the water.
(shark included :)
I put a black background behind the card when I took pictures so it is hard to see, but I have "Fun in the Sun" on the different parts of the steps.
I have to go tweek a few things but I thought it turned out pretty cute.
Hope you enjoy it!