Beachy Blues Digital Collage Card

Gecko Galz Guest Designer: Beachy Blues Digital Collage Card

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m guest designing for the fine folks at Gecko Galz.  This Beachy Blues Digital Collage Card has me dreaming of the walking barefoot along the shore.  It’s the perfect card for Gecko Galz August Shabby Chic Seaside Challenge.

I’ve combined some old Pion Design papers up with a gorgeous digital image from By the Shore and the beach clock from Time Flies.  The end result is a dreamy beach scene.  Little Birdie flowers, blue micro gingham ribbon and lots of pretty shells that I gathered along our North Carolina shores frame the card.  I feel like I could just walk right into the image on this card front.

TIP:  Thin white acrylic paint with a little water, then spatter lightly all over the card front.  It adds such a lovely shabby finish to a card,  To me, the spatters look like bubbles in the water.

Beachy Blues Digital Collage Card: A Peek Inside

Of course, there are pockets inside the card.  You have to have a place to tuck in all those beachy treasures!

I’ve stitched a little shell bookmark and topped it with some natural fibers, charms and ribbon.

This darling magnet features another image from the By the Shore Digital collage sheet.  Stitching natural fibers around the edges give it just the right beachy finish.

I hope I shared some tips, tricks and techniques that you can use in your own crafty adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Thanks for stopping by!




14 thoughts on “Beachy Blues Digital Collage Card

  1. Amanda

    Absolutely stunning! its so beautiful, and all the goodies inside are just as lovely. Thanks for joining in over at Gecko Galz x Amanda x

  2. Carole J

    So very beautiful, Kathy! The image is gorgeous and your embellishments just perfect for making this shabby chic card. The paint spatters add a lovely touch! Beautiful card interior with lovely surprises! Thanks for joining the Gecko Galz Summertime challenge.

  3. Helen

    Kathy, you had me with Beachy “Blues”…the shades of blue and white throughout this card are so peaceful, like a walk on the beach–and the embellishments just add to this feeling. The tuck ins are delightful additions! tfs

  4. Suzy Q

    So beautiful!!! So Kathy!!! I too just luv your beach cards! And a gal can tell how much luv of the beach you have! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Suzy Q

  5. Sandy Artman

    Wow, Kathy,
    These images of the shoreline make you want to be at the beach. I live on the California coast and you have captured being by the shore beautifully!
    Love & blessings, Sandy

  6. Sara Emily Barker

    This is adorable, and those papers have ‘Kathy’ written all over them! What a fabulous card, inside and out! Sorry for not visiting; all of your posts are waiting for me in my e-mail. Hope to get caught up eventually, but this one made my day! (Love those NC shells!) Hugs!

  7. Gena L Krannig

    OMG, this card is absolutely fabulous! I am LOVING your beach cards so much! The images are so sweet and nostalgic and the shells, flowers and ribbons and charms are perfect! I especially like the little girl and boy with the waves lapping at their feet. I really MUST get some of those digital collages. Thank you for sharing this adorable card! Hugs!

  8. Phyllis T

    How beautiful!!! Just love your work!! You’re teaching me all sorts of new things. Digital downloads???? Okay I’ll give it a try.

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