Morning Swim at Eyelet Outlet


Before I begin my post, I want to welcome a new e-mail subscriber, lizpir.  Welcome to our little family.  I’m so glad you’ve joined us.

For my Eyelet Outlet project today, I’m using several of their fun brad sets; Sea Shore Brads and Seagull Brads and Sun & Cloud Brads and the new Flip Flop Brads on the front:

and from the Spring release, the Sandcastle Brads on the back with a few veterans:

I knew I wanted to make a card with a beach scene, so I let the brads determine what sort of image I used.  I thought the open and airy look of a shadow box card would be the perfect backdrop.  The image is from Nana Vic’s collection.  Of course, I couldn’t leave well enough alone and resized it, reversed it, removed some items and separated the rope frame to place it on the front…gotta love that Silhouette. 

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I used both types of shells on the front after embossing the Soft Sky card stock with the Cloudy Day embossing folder and placing the rope frame around the opening.

The image was colored using Copic markers with a bit of Marvy Snow Marker for the white caps.  I used both types of seagulls on the inside.  The sun is an unexpected surprise you see when you peek inside.  And the flip-flops finish it off perfectly.  Here’s a closer look:

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I didn’t intend this card for any specific event; just a friendship card for someone who loves the beach…who doesn’t?  These beach words are a Miss Kate Cuttables file, converted to print only.  I arranged them so I could place more brads on the back. 

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I think the seagulls like this card.  I hope you do, too!

2 Responses to “Morning Swim at Eyelet Outlet”

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  1. Denise Sayers says:

    This is a cute card, but what I really like is the use of the brads within the sentiment on the back. Great idea.

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