Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Tiki Bar Sunset

Anne here and today I'd like to share with you a plaque I created for a friend's beach house using the Tiki Bar and the older DV die Life Is Better Cute Cube.

The sunset background for the Tiki Bar is actually a paper towel that I used to sop up Distress Inks from my craft mat.  I thought it was too pretty to just throw away, so I used an adhesive spray and adhered it to a piece of cardstock.  Then I die cut it using a scalloped oval  die.

The Tiki Bar was die cut from a semi-glossy grey piece of cardstock and also from fun foam (my favorite way to add dimension).  The sand is from Mudd Puddles.  (It's actually called Snow, but it looks more like the type of sand I'm used to seeing, not snow.)  The small shells are also from Mudd Puddles (Shells).  The large shells are from a beach trip to Florida a few years back.

I left the Life is Better at the Beach Cute Cube in white as I wanted it to stand out from the glossy black background.  The netting is recycled from a sack of oranges.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the DV design team has created using all the new releases.


  1. Love this Beachy plaque! You are the Recycle Queen!! I am sure your friend will treasure this!!

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous, Anne!! The sunset looks amazing!! I love the fabulous Tiki bar!! What a stunning project this is!!