14 Jul 2013

On the Boardwalk

Boardwalk - Artisitc Outpost 
I hope you've been enjoying the hot weather here in the UK.  Summer has finally arrived - lets hope it stays with us for a while this year. 

For my card and tutorial this week I've used the "Boardwalk" stamp set by Artistic Outpost.  They make some fabulous vintage themed collections full of interesting and quirky detail, and are for sale over in the Ali Craft shop

I know this years 4th July has come and gone but to celebrate I've make a patriotic themed card in traditional red white and blue muted colours to give it a vintage feel.  

Boardwalk Card Supply List 

Supply List 
Stamp Set:  Artistic Outpost Boardwalk
Adirondak Inks - Red pepper, Latte, Lake Mist
Archival Ink- Coffee  
Distress Ink pad - Stormy Sky 
Distress ink Pen - Walnut Stain 
Red May Arts Cord 
Foam Dots/Tacky Glue 

To Make: 
Take a piece of Kraft Card and cut a 7" piece (lengthways).  Fold in half and score the fold with a bone tool. 
Then cut three mattes from smooth white card in the following sizes:  6 1/2" x 4 1/2", 6" x 4 1/4" and 5 3/4" x 4". 
Using your ink brush, and craft mat put some red pepper ink on your craft mat, work your brush into the ink to pick up an even coverage and then colour the edges of your largest white matte
then repeat with the middle sized matte with stormy sky ink and finally colour your smaller matte with a mixture of latte ink, stormy sky and lake mist ink for a lighter finish. 
Layer your three inked mattes together and stick to your card leaving a 3/4" border at the bottom for detail to be added later. 

Now stamp out the images shown below with coffee Adirondak ink, then shade the post mark and lady using red pepper and stormy sky ink.(Stamp out three buildings and cut the middle section out of one to give you three pieces to work with). 

Working on the tickets colour two red and two blue, and then cut them into bunting

Take your stamped buildings and crease the two full images along the corner line for a 3d effect.  Then position and stick the centre section under the two larger images trying to line up the promenade. Put foam dots/tape on the under side to the right of each crease and stick to your card with a little tacky glue. 

Take the lady, put foam dots/tape on the back and stick to your card over the centre section of the buildings.

Attach the red twine with tacky glue and then add the bunting over the twine, postage marks and a few shells to your card. 

Add a shell and two more tickets (scrumple them first) to the bottom left of your card. put foam tape on the back of the boardwalk banner and stick in place to the bottom right of your card.  

To finish your card stamp out the sand between her toes wording, cut out, scruple and stick to the bottom left of your card with a couple more shells. 

 I hope you've enjoyed the tutorial and have fun if you make one yourself. Hhave a great week :-) Clare


  1. What a great card and a really super tutorial! The muted red, white and blue works so well.Thanks so much for that and I look forward to seeing more x

    1. Hi Jane, thanks for stopping by the blog and leaving your comment. Bw Clare @ my creative spirit

  2. What a fantastic card I really love the vintage feel about it. I look forward to your tutorials they are so informative Great, Thank You

    1. Hi Penny, thanks for stopping by the blog and leaving your comment. GReat to hear you enjoy my tutorials too :-) Bw Clare @ my Creative Spirit

  3. Thank you Penny
    All the DT work hard on all the great projects
    ali x

  4. Loving this card Clare, especially the muted colours.


  5. Love this card Clare, especially the muted colours. Those stamps are fantastic



  6. This looks absolutely brilliant Clare. I just bought this set of stamps at the weekend and you have just given me some inspiration to get using them. thanks for the great tutorial
    x catherine

    1. Hi Catherine, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment. Great to hear you've bought the stamps too. Have fun with them :-) Bw Clare @ my creative spirit

  7. Terrific card and demo, Annette