At The Seashore

Hi!  Decided since it was still summer, I should focus on the present and made this card using the Seaside Notions stamp set.

Smile, Friendship, Seaside Notions, Block Watercoloring, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog

I do love walking on the beach looking for shells so couldn’t resist this stamp set.  The background is made by applying ink to a clear block – in this case, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry then spritzing with water and laying the block on the Whisper White background.  Let it dry completely.

For the Seahorse, I used Bermuda Bay and Balmy Blue watercolor pencils and a Blender Pen.  The shells are a mix of Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler watercolor pencils and a blender pen.  Each of the three elements were fussy cut with Paper Snips.   I added a bit of dazzle to the Seahorse using the Wink of Stella Clear brush:

Glitter, Friendship, Wink of Stella, Stampin' Up!, SU!

I thought it was a nice touch for that sparkly water look.

The sentiment is from Lovely You.

I hope you enjoyed this little trip to the beach today!

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On A Hill

Hi!  Thank you so much to all of you who have left comments on my recent posts!  I so appreciate it!!

Today I have another card featuring the Lovely As A Tree set – a must have for every stamper!

Lovely as a Tree, Sheltering Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes, SU! Stampin' Up!, Sympathy

This is done on Watercolor paper.  I used the “grass” swish from Sheltering Tree inked in Early Espresso for my ground and then stamped the trees in Basic Black Archival.   I used an Aqua Painter and Garden Green ink to color the trees and Pool Party to color the sky.   The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

It felt great to pull out some of the current “older” sets to play with – since the focus has been primarily on the new sets in the catalog.

What set in your stash hasn’t seen ink in a while?

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More Shells

Hi!  I continued playing with So Many Shells stamp set since it was still sitting out after yesterday’s card.

So Many Shells, Timeless Textures, SU! Stampin' Up!

Today’s color combination is Pool Party and Crumb Cake.   I did stamp the shells off on scrap before stamping on the Very Vanilla square as I wanted a more muted look for them.  I also only stamped the more detailed image for the top 2 shells.  I did stamp both images for the bottom shell to get a more complete look.

While it is hard to see in the full view, here is a close-up of one of the shells – I added Wink of Stella Clear Glitter to the shells for a sparkly look:

So Many Shells, SU!, Stampin' Up!

The speckles on the right hand side are from Touches of Texture and stamped off once before stamping on the Very Vanilla panel.  The sentiment is from So Many Shells in full strength Pool Party ink.

I do wish my Crumb Cake speckles were a little lighter so the sentiment would pop a bit more.  If I make more of these, I will do 2nd generation stamping on the Crumb Cake for an even lighter look.

You will find all the supplies to make this card in my on-line store.  Just click any of the images below and you will be in my store.

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