On The Beach – 2 Cards

Hi everyone

I hope you are all well.

Thank you for your visits and comments on my last posts.

Here are the little cards mentioned in my last post using various beach themed rubber stamps including “Sandy Toes and Salty Kisses”  from Crafty Individuals.

The shell boarder on the card above was created by repeat stamping the shell in a line and then cutting around all of the shells, in a row, but leaving the bottom edge of the shells intact.

The 3 Bathers

A little bit of masking on these to get the beach huts in the background and the little child/children sitting in the deck chair/s but all quite easy to do.

The rule of thumb is to stamp the image that you would like to appear at the front first and then mask it off.  Stamp the next image and mask and repeat until all of your images are stamped. If anyone has any questions about the masking please give me a shout.

Masking and stamping just the little boys in the deck chairs.

Stamp the deck chairs and mask them off.
Place a piece of copier paper over the bottom edge of the card you are working on.
Stamp the little boys heads.
Place a piece of copier paper over the top part of the card you are working on and stamp just the feet of the little boys.

Does that make sense?  🙂 Not sure so……….

The photo above was digitally produced for illustration purposes only.  Please note I masked off the little boys and the deck chairs before colouring the background.

Crafty Individuals Stamps Used:

Beside the Sea CI 278
Seaside Treasures CI 272
Sandy Toes and Salty Kisses CI 459
Beside the Sea Multi Elements CI 454
Crafty Individuals Backing Papers Book 6 Seaside

Thank you for looking

Take care,

Flo x


  1. Sandra

    Two more gorgeous cards Florence, you’re definitely on a roll this week:). I love the CI Seaside stamps and you’ve really shown us just how versatile they can be. The triple deckchairs look fabulous, I love your little tutorial and I’m sure that lots of people will find it really useful. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  2. Gerrina

    Such a clever idea to use that stamp to let someone sit in the chair!!!
    And both cards are georgeous! Favorite is the 2nd; so original! Hugs, Gerrina

  3. Corinne

    These ones are so fab!!!!! 😀
    Very cute scenes, love your humour, and your great sense and perfect use of masking techniques!
    Thank you for the photo for illustration purpose, this is clear for me of course but maybe not for everyone, and it always helps to understand well and quickly.
    Genius cards Flo, they really made me smile when I discovered them on Hochanda! 🙂
    Hugs xx

  4. Marianne

    I enjoy the way you put everything together, Florence. You are so very talented and versatile in the application of your stamps, colors and materials. Simply inspiring. I’ve never used masking before, and it sounds amazing. Enjoy a wonderful week. I’ll be looking forward to Thursday, which begins my three days off, so that I can write. I am almost done with chapter 8. Things are moving along.

    Blessings to you, my friend,

    Marianne xox

  5. Pippa

    Love these Florence, especially your line of shells and the muted colour scheme. We are only about 45 mins from the sea so I have always loved it, all weathers and all seasons.

  6. Craftyfield

    I love your first card, great colours (I have that pad and love this paper) and design. The second one is great fun, you are full of ideas Florence!


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