Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Uncategorized

By the Seaside

February 2, 2016

Good Morning.  This is Selma Stevenson today with a card created with the Joset Designs Lighthouse, Small Shells and Large Shells dies.  It is always a marvelous feeling to spend time walking along the coastline finding shells, discovering living things like starfish clinging to rocks in the water, seeing crabs, spotting a lighthouse off in the distance.  I hope this card brings back those memories.


  1.  Die cut Lighthouse pieces using 100 lb White Soft Finish Cardstock.  Use Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back of the cardstock for the overlay die cut for easy assembly.  Shade the solid piece with Susan’s Paynes Grey Tint PanPastel.  Color the trim of the lighthouse using a black marker.
  2. Die cut the clouds from the Joset Design Rainbow Sky die set.
  3. Die cut the large fan-shaped shell and the crab from the (1146) Shells Large die set, using white Soft Finish Cardstock.  Die cut Starfish from (1147) Shells Small die set.  Sponge on colors of your choice and assemble layered crab and shells.
  4. Use Susan’s CountryScapes Country Flora 1 die set to die cut cattails and grass.  Color with markers and glue Brown Paper Flower Pollen to the cattail heads.
  5. Die cut Els van de Burgt’s second largest Stitched Circle from light gray cardstock.
  6. Die cut Els van de Burgt’s smallest Stitched Oval using White Soft Finish Cardstock.
  7. Use Versafine Black ink to stamp Susan’s “All Things In Nature” Seeds of Thought, centered on the white oval.
  8. Assemble card as shown.
  9. Use Karen Burniston’s Partly Cloudy Stage it Stencil to sponge on a single black seagull silhouette above the clouds. Use very little ink to keep the silhouette sharp and crisp. Use sticky notes to block all openings in the stencil that surround the one you’re adding to the card.


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

1145 – Lighthouse

508 – Clear Double Sided Adhesive

1151 – Rainbow Sky

1146 – Shells Large

1147 – Shells Small

1116 – Stitched Circles

1113 – Stitched Ovals

991 – CountryScapes Country Flora 1

RS010 – Seeds of Thoughts All Things of Nature

30117 – Susan’s Garden Flower Coloring Kit No 3

S005 – Partly Cloudy Stencil

Through the Lens 6 x 6 paper of choice (shown: Wood Series)


Other Supplies:


Distress Inks of Choice

Black Marker

Sponge Dauber


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  • Eva van Buuren February 3, 2016 at 4:58 am

    Wow Selma….you have made a GREAT card again!!
    I love the color combination…..the bright colors of the “sea life” draws my eyes in to this wonderful Lighthouse beach scene!!
    I really love this card, hugs, Eva.

  • wandahentges February 2, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    A wonderful card, Selma!!! I really like how you have the colors neutral except for the pop in the corner!!

  • Raquel Mason February 2, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Beautiful card Selma!

  • Kathleen Adams February 2, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    I absolutely love this card. Everything about it is perfect….the scene composition, the colors and the sentiment, Great job!

  • Selma February 2, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    Thank you Joset. Love working with your dies.

  • Joset van de Burgt February 2, 2016 at 11:10 am

    Beautiful card Selma. Love how you used the patterned paper for the background and the shells! The colors are stunning!

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