A Blog Named Hero – A Day at the Beach

Hello!  The Crafty Nurse back with a collaboration project using Concord & 9th stamps and dies for the One Layer challenge at A Blog Named Hero.  A very special thank you to Concord & 9th for allowing us to play with their great product this month.  The design team  has been working it!


one layer

There is something about one layer cards that scream watercolor to me.  I was inspired by a card made by Deepti Malik from a Craftsy course she taught on watercolor.  This design paired so well with the Concord & 9th “Be Classy” stamp set, I made 3 cards!

All the cards use the gorgeous Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors  in #63, #64, #54 and a touch of #50 and #95 for the water and #42, #44 and #46 for the sand.

The cards couldn’t be easier. You simply lay down liquid friskit or masking fluid in a squiggly line to create the “foam.”  Apply watercolor with the deeper shades in near the foam and finish with a sentiment.

Beach Classy

My second card again uses the “Be Classy” stamp set which I embossed and cut out with the matching “Courageous” die.


My 3rd card is a little more vibrant and again uses the “Be Classy” sentiment.


I hope you’ll join us at A Blog Named Hero for our January One Layer Card Challenge!  We are thrilled to be collaborating with Concord & 9th all month and I hope you were as inspired I was!




About urrn4u

Hi! I'm Kathy, a Southern Californian native who has lived in the west coast, midwest, northeast and now the southeast. I'm a Registered Nurse who lives for the creation of Art. I am currently on the Design Teams of Cards in Envy, From The Heart Stamps, and Technique Junkies with previous design credits for A Blog Named Hero, A Day For Daisies, Creative Vision, From the Heart Stamps, Open-Minded Crafting, Repeat Impressions Stamps, Sketch Saturday, Send a Smile 4 Kids and Try Stampin' On Tuesday. I've also guest designed for Crafting By Design, Kenny K, The Alley Way, and Simon Says Stamp. I am married 25+ years to a wonderful man and have two very special grown sons, Dan and Matt.

Posted on January 28, 2016, in A Blog Named Hero and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. This is fantastic. Any chance you have a tutorial or something on the colors you have chosen. Really lovely, vibrant colors.


  2. OOPS–just reread part of your commentary where you did list the colors used. Thank you..lovely card.


  3. Gorgeous! I’m going to have try this technique


  4. WOW, Kathy, I love the beaches you created!


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