Mellow Beach Scene – Tutorial #203


Here in Ohio the sun is shining really bright and the sky is blue.  Makes me think of summer.  I rushed through this project today so I can hurry up and head out to my perennial gardens to get dirty and feel the sun on my face.  I hope you are in a position today to soak up the sun as well.

I used one of the new Stampin’ Up Stamp Sets “Just Beachy” that is in the new Occasions Mini Catalog.   If you are in the USA and don’t have this new mini catalog and would like a copy, e-mail me at mzindorf@aim.comand I will get one out to you or I will send you the Internet link to view it if I run out of catalogs.

Let’s get started :)


Stamps: Stampin’ Up Just Beachy, Poscket Silhouettes, Season of Joy, Embrace Life
Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Basic Black & Close to Cocoa
Ink: Stampin’ Up Taken with Teal, Craft White, Close to Cocoa, Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Creamy Caramel
Accessories: Versamark pad and marker, Sponges, White Gel pen, Stampin’ Up markers, Post it note, Clear embossing powder, heat gun, Brayer

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Stamped the car by first loading the stamp with Versamark and then loading it with Black ink before stamping it on a 3.5″ x 8.5″ piece of Whisper White card stock.


Stamped the flip flops by first loading the stamp with Versamark and then with Basic Black ink before stamping them.


Heat embossed both images using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.


Colored in the surf board and parts of the flip flops with a Real Red marker.

Colored the wood on the car and parts of the flip flops with a Close to Cocoa marker.


Colored the car and parts of the flip flops with a Summer Sun marker.


Colored cars tires and parts of the flip flops with a Creamy Caramel marker.


Colored over the car and the flip flops with a Versamark marker and heat embossed the image using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.


Brayered on Creamy Caramel ink at an angle over the bottom of the card stock.


Flipped over the card stock and brayered Tempting Turquoise ink at an angle.


Masked the sky area with a couple of post it notes.


Sponged Taken with Teal ink right at the post it note edge to create my horizon line.


Sponged Taken with Teal at the top of the card stock.


Stamped the flowers a few times with Basic Black ink at the right hand bottom corner of the card stock.


Colored over the flowers with a Real Red marker.


Sponged Close to Cocoa at the top of the ground area.


Sponged Taken with Teal ink on and above the Close to Cocoa ink I just sponged on.


Stamped the flourish with White Craft ink then used a White Gel pen and traced over part of the flourish to make it brighter.   Added White gel pen Highlights to the flowers.  Added White dots to create foam at the waters edge.


Stamped the Sentiment with Taken with Teal ink.


Assembled card and here it is finished measuring 4″ x 9″.


Have some fun in the sun today!

Until my next post. . . . . . . . . . . . .



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23 responses to “Mellow Beach Scene – Tutorial #203

  1. What a fun card! I love the flip flops. Thanks for another wonderful tutorial Michelle.
    Hope you have fun in the sun also :-)

  2. I’m ready for the beach too. This is beautiful Michelle. I do love the foam created with the white gel pen. Perfect touch. I’ve been diggin in the dirt this a.m. and can feel it in my back but that’s OK. We are a bit cloudy and windy but that’s perfect for dirt work!

  3. I’m so glad you’re back from your trip and making some awesome cards to share with all us Zindorf fans!!! This set has been very popular here in Virginia Beach!!!! Enjoy the rays.

  4. I’ve been visiting your blog for a while now, I really admire your use of colors. You really know how to make your scenes come to life. Your tutorials are fantastic. Keep creating, you’re an inspiration. Thanks.
    Beverly G

  5. This is a wonderful card. Thanks for the tutorial.

    Hugs Sonja

  6. I am ready to go swimming. This is another awesome creation. Thanks for sharing so much of your self.

  7. What a FUN card! Wish I were on that beach!

  8. Ohhhh, I LOVE the Woody!!! Great beach scene.
    It got to 80 degrees today, almost to hot in the sun,
    The plan is to work in flower beds and koi pond this weekend.
    (If only I could keep the puppy out of them !)

  9. Shelly Schmidt

    Wonderful card- it is fun- bet my Buckeye Daughter would really love this- she is a sun goddess! It is 80 here today, so perfect card- reminds me of our family trips to the Indiana sand dunes!

  10. Fantastic!!!! I love this card :o)
    In holland it’s also supernice weather….so this card is really ok for now!!!

  11. By the way……..I still can’t find Holland in your list of brayer workshops!!! ;o)

  12. Roll on summer!

  13. What a cute card. You take a stamp set that I wouldn’t know how to use and make something wonderful out of it! Love it!

  14. What a fabulous scene, you do such a variety of designs, its wonderful.

  15. Wonderful card, I love your blog!!

  16. simply amazing………..

  17. Michelle, this is gorgeous! You do such a fabulous job with these scenes. Every tutorial you post inspires me to be a better stamper and to flex my creative muscles.

  18. Hi Michelle. I made this card today but after I was finished I realized I didn’t use the Kiwi Kiss. Where did you use this color? Was it along the bottom? Thanks and I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend.

  19. I LOVE IT! Really makes me long for summer at the beach!

  20. Mitzy German

    Such a great card, Michelle. Are we surprised??? NO WAY. You made the scene so pretty and so happy. I could feel the anticipation and the excitement of the family I imagined arriving in the car. Your cards evoke feelings and thoughts of the stories that could very well be part of the scenes you create. I’m sure you’ve heard that a million times. Thank you for sharing with us. It has really made a difference in the “wanna be” creative side of me.

  21. Michelle, this card is absolutely gorgeous. I saw this stamp set in the mini catalog and wasn’t all that thrilled about it until I saw your card. Love the colors, the stamps, the whole card. Great job!

  22. Nice card Michelle!

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

  23. WOW… Now I have to buy that SU set too!! This is the BEST card I’ve seen with that little beach buggy.. great card, Michelle!