Tuesday, July 22, 2014

CAS Just Beachy :-)

Hi Again Stampers!!

Here is another very quick card that I created using the CQC250 ColourQ Challenge along with the Splitcoaststampers CAS282 Day at the Beach and TLC491 And SheScores! Challenges :-)

Again, I hope you have a chance to visit the above sites to check out the Design Team samples and other entries- wonderful inspiration from all!!

 To create this Clean and Simple (CAS) card:

Ink the flip flop image from the retired set, Just Beachy using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  

Color the image using the Stampin’ Blendabilities™ Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo and Neutrals Collections.  Use the Stampin’ Write Crumb Cake Marker as well in the area and trim around the image  (for the life of me, I cannot stamp a straight sentiment on a one layer card so I had to trim- lol!) :-)

Ink the sentiment from the retired set, Congrats using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut out the banner points using the Hexagon Punch.

Using the Simply Scored™ Tool, score the lines on another piece of Whisper White cardstock and adhere to the Whisper White card base.

Add the images to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals® to finish off the card.

Less than 10 minutes and you are finished!!

Stamp Sets: Just Beachy, Congrats (both retired)

Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Blendabilities™- Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo and Neutrals Collections,  Stampin’ Write Crumb Cake marker

Paper: Whisper White

Accessories: Hexagon Punch


Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you have a terrific Tuesday!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Seahorse Thinking of You - Another Color and Sketch Challenge

Hi Stampers! 

Here is a card that I created using the CCMC312 Color Challenge along with the SC497Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge. 
 
I hope you will find the time to visit both challenge sites- great inspiration from all!


To create this card:

Ink the script stamp from By the Tide using Sahara Sand Classic Ink and stamp repeatedly onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  


Stamp the seahorse from By The Tide over the script using Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink and stamp onto Whisper White cardstock. 

Stamp another seahorse onto a sticky note (or scrap paper) to create a mask, mask the image that you stamped on the Whisper White cardstock.  Ink the coral stamp from By the Tide using Hello Honey Classic Ink and stamp over the masked seahorse image.

 Ink the Nantucket stamp from By The Tide using Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink and stamp off onto scrap paper before stamping onto the cardstock.

Add a bit of distressing using the Gorgeous Grunge splatter stamp with Sahara Sand Classic Ink.  

Use the Big Shot™ with the Window Frames Collection Framelits™ to cut out the image along with the same size window from a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock.

Cut the Blackberry Bliss window framelit™ in half and layer behind the seahorse image.  

Use a Sponge Dauber to lightly sponge Hello Honey Classic Ink around the edges- oops!  I had to do this step since I accidentally had some ink from coloring a white button (that I decided not to use) and had a few yellow smudges on the outside of image- duh! :-) 

Ink the World Map background stamp using Sahara Sand Classic Ink and stamp onto a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock, trim and mount  onto the Whisper White card base.

Use the Big Shot™ with the retired Adorning Accent Edgelit™ and cut a piece of the Moonlight Designer Series Paper (DSP) along with a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock. 

Trim the Moonlight panel and mount onto the Blackberry Bliss layer.  Sponge a bit of Hello Honey Classic Ink around the edges as well :-)

Add the 3/8” Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon bow to the center and adhere the layered seahorse image per the sketch.

Ink the sentiment using Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink and stamp along the bottom.
Color the Pearls using the Dark Daffodil Delight Blendabilities™ marker and add to the lower portion of the DSP layer to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: By The Tide, World Map, Gorgeous Grunge,  Kind and Caring Thoughts (retired hostess set)

Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Sahara Sand

Paper: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Sahara Sand, Moonlight DSP

Accessories: Big Shot™, Window Frames Collection Framelits™, Adorning Accents Edgelits™ (retired),  3/8” Hello Honey Stitched Satin Ribbon, Sponge Dauber, Sticky Note or Mask,  Pearls


Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you have a great week!

CAS Card in Honor of "Queenie" :-)

Hi Again Stampers!!

Here is another quick card that I created using the CASOLOGY #104- Pet and the PPA212 Pals Paper Arts Sketch (love this sketch! :-)) 

As soon as I saw the cue word from CASOLOGY, I knew that I could create a card with a cat stamp that I found at Michael’s years ago in the dollar bin (that until today had not been inked at all :-)).   

Our beloved "Queenie" :-)
We had just adopted two kittens that we destined for the shelter (if they had not found a home) and one of the kittens looked just like the stamp.  Since she was little, she had a "regal" attitude so we nicknamed her “Queenie”.   She loved to wrap her fluffy tail around the face of our older male kitty and then pose in such a pretty manner (trust me, he could not resist her and was in love at first site :-))

To this day, she has a wonderful temperament and queen-like behavior that befits her nickname perfectly!

 Again, I hope you have a chance to visit the above sites to check out the Design Team samples and other entries- both galleries are full of great designs!

 To create this “hybrid” card:

Ink the cat image using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Color the image using the Stampin’ Blendabilities™ Old Olive Collection for the eyes, Daffodil Delight Collection for the crown and Stampin’ Write markers for the fur (Crumb Cake and Smoky Slate).

Punch the image out using the 2” Circle Punch and also punch 2” Circles from Sahara Sand and Basic Black cardstock.  Split the Sahara Sand and Basic Black circles in half and mount behind the cat image.

For the crown, paw prints and sentiment, use My Digital Studio and print the images onto Whisper White cardstock. 
 
Color the crown using the Stampin’ Blendabilities™ Daffodil Delight Collection and punch both images out using the 1 3/8” Circle Punch (also punching 1 3/8” Circles from Sahara Sand and Basic Black cardstock, splitting these circles in half and mounting behind the crown and paws images). 

Add a strip of Basic Black cardstock along with ½ of a White Tea Lace Paper Doily (attached at the bottom) to the Sahara Sand background and mount this layer onto a Basic Black card base.

Add the images along the black strip and the sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals® to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Favorite Thoughts, Artistic Etchings, Patterned Pets (all MDS versions), cat image (non- SU!)

Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Blendabilities™-  Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Collections,  Stampin’ Write markers- Crumb Cake and Smoky Slate

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Sahara Sand

Accessories: 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Hexagon Punch, White Tea Lace Paper Doily


Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you enoyed this card in honor of our "Queenie" :-)  Have a great Monday and God Bless!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

NAC98 Beauty of the Season

Hi Again Stampers! 

This is the third card that I had a chance to create this weekend and I decided to use the NAC98 ColorChallenge along with the CCC14 Splitcoaststampers Christmas Card Challenge :-)


Again, I know most of you may have already stopped by the challenge sites, but if not, I encourage you to do so- inspiration abounds!!

To create this quick card:

Ink the cardinal stamp from the new stamp set, Beauty of the Season using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock.

Color the body of the bird and berries using the Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities™ Collection, the bird’s legs and beak using the Stampin’ Write Blushing Bride marker and the branches using the Blendabilities™ Light Crumb Cake marker.  

 Lightly sponge the image using a Sponge Dauber using Crumb Cake Classic Ink and use the Color Spritzer Tool with the Stampin’ Write Crumb Cake marker. 

Cut the image out using the Big Shot™ along with the Ovals Collection Framelits™ (also cutting the same size oval from a piece of Blushing Bride and Cherry Cobbler cardstock).   Cut the Blushing Bride and Cherry Cobbler ovals in half and layer behind the bird image.

Use the Big Shot™ to emboss a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock using the Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, trim, and mount onto a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock, trim again and mount onto a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

Add the 1” Cherry Cobbler Grosgrain Ribbon strip to the card front and adhere the cardinal oval image panel.  Add the 1” Cherry Cobbler Grosgrain Ribbon double bow to the corner.

Mount the entire panel onto a Whisper White card base and add the layered sentiment to finish off the card. 

Stamp Sets: Beauty of the Season, Christmas Greetings (retired)

Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black, Crumb Cake, Stampin’ Blendabilities™- Cherry Cobbler and Crumb Cake Collections, Stampin’ Write Marker- Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake

Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake

Accessories: Big Shot™, Ovals Collection Framelits™, Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Hexagon Punch, 1” Cherry Cobbler Grosgrain Ribbon (retired)


Thanks again for stopping by- I hope all of you have a wonderful, relaxing Sunday!!

When I Need A Friend- Another Color and Sketch Challenge :-)



Hi Again Stampers! 

I had a great time creating a few cards this weekend and this card was created using the Around the World AW21 Color Challenge along with the Pals Paper Arts PPA212 Sketch Challenge. 

If you have not linked up to the challenge sites yet, I urge you to do so- great inspiration from all!

To create this card:

Stamp the blossom from Choose Happiness using Basic Gray Classic Ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  

Use a Sponge Dauber with Strawberry Slush Classic Ink and “pounce” the ink onto the images, “fussy-cut” the blossoms and sponge a bit of Basic Gray around the outside edges.  Add a few highlights using the Chalk Marker to the flower centers.

Ink the Dictionary background stamp using Basic Gray Classic Ink and stamp onto a piece of Basic Gray cardstock. 

Use the Big Shot™ with the Chevron Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Pool Party cardstock and layer onto the background panel (adhering ½ of a White Tea Lace Paper Doily to the lower edge and a strip of Strawberry Slush cardstock to the upper edge).

Trim the background panel and mount onto a piece of Pool Party cardstock, trim and mount onto a piece of Strawberry Slush cardstock and trim once more mounting onto the Basic Gray card base.

Add the flowers using Stampin’ Dimensionals® to the card front.

Stamp the sentiment using Basic Gray Classic Ink and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Cut the banner points using the Hexagon Punch and mount onto the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®. 

Add Pearls to finish off the card.
  
Stamp Sets: Choose Happiness, Dictionary

Ink: Basic Gray, Strawberry Slush, Chalk Marker

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Pool Party, Strawberry Slush

Accessories: Big Shot™, Chevron Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder,  Hexagon Punch, Sponge Daubers, White Tea Lace Paper Doily,  Pearls

Thanks again for stopping by- have a wonderful Sunday and God Bless!!

Choose Happiness- A Color and a Sketch Challenge :-)

Hi Stampers!

I have had a busy week creating samples for the upcoming Dare to Get Dirty Challenge at Splitcoaststampers  :-)  If you are not a Fan Club Member yet, it is not too late to join and participate in the daily challenges- they are so much fun and you will get to see all of the samples along with the amazing hostess designs!

I had a chance to stamp this evening and create a few cards for some of my favorite weekly challenges.  This card was created using the CAS(E) This Sketch CTS85 Sketch and the CC487 Color Challengeat Splitcoaststampers

Again, I hope you will take the time (if you have not done so already) to visit the challenge sitea to check out the Design Team entries as well as the gallery- wonderful designs and inspiration from all!!

To create this Clean and Simple (CAS) card:
Stamp the blossom from Choose Happiness using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock.   

Color the blossom using a Stampin’ Write Crisp Cantaloupe marker along with the Stampin’ Blendabilities™ Light Calypso Coral marker and “fussy cut” out the image.   Add a few highlights to the center using the Chalk Marker. 

Stamp the branches using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink onto the Whisper White card base per the sketch.   Color the branch portion using the Stampin’ Write Soft Suede marker and the leaves using the Pear Pizzazz marker. 

Use a Sponge Dauber to sponge around the leaves and stamp the sentiment using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink.   Use the retired Color Spritzer Tool along with the Soft Suede Stampin’ Write marker to add a bit of splatter to the background.

Adhere the blossom to the center using Stampin’ Dimensionals® to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Choose Happiness

Ink:  Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink, Soft Sky,  Stampin’ Blendabilities™- Calypso Coral Light, Stampin’ Write markers- Crisp Cantaloupe, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, Soft Sky, Chalk Marker

Paper: Whisper White

Accessories: Color Spritzer Tool


Thanks again for taking stopping by- I will be posting a few more cards later today.  Have a great Sunday! 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

SUO101 Bows, Bows, Bows !



Hi Stampers! 

Time for the new SU-Only Challenges- "Bows, Bows, Bows"!!   You can create bows from cardstock, ribbon, twine – there are so many possibilities :-)

 I hope that you will come check out the rest of the Design Team projects and join in on in on the fun with your Stampin’ Up! Only creations.

I created a birthday card for my stash and entered this card as my second entry into the Seize theBirthday Challenge:-)

To create this project:
Ink the Carolina Wren and foliage stamps from An Open Heart using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink and stamp onto Whisper White cardstock. 
Color the foliage using the Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities™ and cut out using the Banner Collection Framelits™ (also cutting a banner the same size out of Cajun Craze cardstock).   Cut the Crajun Craze banner in half and layer behind the foliage banner and add the lower part of the image behind the banner.
Color the Carolina Wren image using Stampin’ Write markers- So Saffron, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze and Basic Black and carefully cut out the image.  Adhere the wren using Stampin’ Dimensionals® to the banner.
Close-up of wren :-)
Split a White Paper Tea Lace Doily in half and adhere to the top portion of a piece of Park Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP). 
Add a strip of Cajun Craze cardstock to hide the seam of the doily and add the 5/8” Gold Satin Ribbon. Adhere the DSP background panel to the Whisper White card base.  
Create the 5/8” Triple bow from Gold Satin Ribbon, add to the top of the banner and add the banner to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.
Stamp the sentiment using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock and use the Hexagon Punch to create the banner points.   Mount onto a smaller banner created from Cajun Craze cardstock and add to the cardfront.
Add the Pearls to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: An Open Heart, Wetlands
Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink, Stampin’ Write Markers- So Saffron, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze and Basic Black , Stampin’ Blendabilities™- Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler Collections, Chalk Marker
Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Cajun Craze, Park Lane DSP
Accessories:  Big Shot™, Banner Collection Framelits™, Hexagon Punch, Pearls, White Tea Lace Paper Doily, 5/8” Gold Satin Ribbon

Thanks again for stopping by - I hope you have a chance to join in on our SUO101 “Bows, Bows, Bows” Challenge!  Have a great week!!

Monday, July 14, 2014

CC486- Trust In the Lord

Hi Stampers! 

I had a chance to play around in my craft room with some of the new stamp sets and decided to use the Splitcoaststampers CC486 Color Challenge- Old Olive, Calypso Coral and DaffodilDelight with the “dessert” option of a fun fold (who can resist dessert :-)) so I decided to create an easel card.   

Again, I know most of you have already stopped by the Splitcoaststampers gallery, but if not, I hope you will find the time to do so- it is amazing the variety and inspiration from just one color challenge!!

To create this fun easel card:

Ink the floral stamp from the new stamp set, Beautiful Bunch using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink and stamp two of the images onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.

Color one of the flower petals using the Calypso Coral Blendabilities™ Collection and the other flower with the Daffodil Delight Blendabilities™ Collection.  Color the center of both flowers using the Daffodil Delight Blendabilities™ Collection  and add a few details to the center with the Daffodil Delight Blendabilities™ Collection as well as the Chalk Marker.

Punch the flowers out with the Fun Flower Punch (I trimmed the white away from the edges after punching) and cut each flower in half.

Another view of the easel :-)
Adhere the two alternate colored halves together onto the piece of Old Olive Park Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP) and mount onto a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock, trim and mount again onto Whisper White cardstock. 

Create the easel card using the tutorial from Splitcoaststampers located here…I used a Whisper White cardstock base and layered with Old Olive cardstock.

Adhere a piece of retired Calypso Coral DSP (from the DSP Stack) and add the vertical pieces of Park Lane DSP (layered onto Calypso Coral with trim from the Finishing Touches Edgelit™). 

Mount the floral panel to the front of the main part of the easel using Stampin’ Dimensionals®. 

Stamp the sentiment from Trust God using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock, trim and adhere to a piece of Old Olive cardstock. 

Cut the remaining halves of the flowers from the first steps above in half and adhere the quartered section to the corner of the sentiment panel.

Adhere a piece of retired Calypso Coral DSP (from the DSP Stack used above) onto the lower panel of the easel over the Old Olive base and attach a piece of the Finishing Touches trim along the sentiment panel.

Mount the sentiment panel to the easel base (the trim helps to hold open the easel) and add a few Pearls to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Beautiful Bunch, Trust God

Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Blendabilities™- Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral Collections, Chalk Marker

Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Old Olive, Park Lane DSP, retired Calypso Coral DSP

Accessories: Big Shot™, Finishing Touches Edgelit™, Pearls


Thanks again for stopping by- I still have a few cards to post from the weekend and will share later.  Have a great Monday!!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

As Time and Memory Bring Healing- A CAS card for the PPA211 Color Challenge


Hi Again Stampers! 

I love the colors for this week’s Pals Paper Arts PPA211 Challenge so I created two cards using the colors (usually when I have the colors out for a color challenge it is difficult to only create one card – lol!!)   I will share the second card in a separate post since it also qualifies for a sketch challenge :-)

Again, I hope you will find the time to visit the Pals Paper Arts site- they have a fabulous Design Team and so many entries in their weekly gallery!

To create this Clean and Simple (CAS) card: 

Ink the background stamp, Corner Garden using Night of Navy Classic Ink and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.

Color the blossoms using the Night of Navy Blendabilities™ Collection and add a few details with the Night of Navy Stampin’ Write marker and the Chalk Marker.

Using a Sponge Dauber, lightly sponge a bit of Night of Navy Classic Ink around the flower’s edge.  

Use the retired Color Spritzer Tool with the Night of Navy Stampin’ Write marker to add a bit of distressing.

Stamp the sentiment in the corner using Night of Navy Classic Ink and adhere the panel onto a piece of Night of Navy cardstock, trim and mount onto the Whisper White card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Stamp the butterflies using Night of Navy Classic Ink onto Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the Elegant Butterfly Punch.  Color using the Daffodil Delight Blendabilities™ and use the Night of Navy Stampin’ Write marker to darken some of the areas on the wings.

Add the butterflies to the panel to finish off the card. 

Stamp Sets: Corner Garden, Papillon Potpourri, Bloom with Hope

Ink: Night of Navy, Stampin’ Blendabilities™- Daffodil Delight and Night of Navy Collections, Night of Navy Stampin’ Write marker, Chalk Marker
Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Night of Navy
Accessories: Elegant Butterfly Punch, Sponge Dauber, retired Color Spritzer Tool

Thanks again for visiting- I will share the second card created with this color combination later today 

When My Mind Wanders- A Fun Sketch, Color and Anything Goes Challenge!!

Hi Stampers! 

I had a very interesting few days and despite all of the “excitement” (long story including a trip to the ER but everything is OK now :-)), I was able to find time last night and this afternoon to create a few cards.  
 
This card was created using the AW20 Color Challenge along with the FMS144 Sketch and the SR236 Anything Goes Challenge

If you have not linked up to the challenge sites yet, I urge you to do so- great samples by all!

To create this card:

Stamp the Bloom for You  onto Whisper White cardstock three separate times using Calypso Coral, Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink  (don’t forget to clean the stamp before inking with a new color :-)).  

Punch each of the flowers out first using the ½” Circle Punch (for the center) followed by the 7/8”Scallop Punch and the final punch using the Fun Flower Punch.  

Assemble one of the flowers using the Calypso Coral Fun Flower piece, the Blackberry Bliss scallop and Hello Honey center and assemble one center only using the Calypso Coral scallop and Blackberry Bliss center.

Cut a panel from the Park Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP) and mount onto a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock.   Punch the leaves from Hello Honey cardstock using the Bird Builder Punch and add to the panel along with the Calypso Fun Flower.

Stamp the sentiment using Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink onto Whisper White cardstock and emboss above the sentiment using the Big Shot™ along with the Chevron Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder. Trim and mount onto a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock, trim again and adhere to the Calypso Coral card base.

Cut two of the same size banners using the Big Shot™ and the Banner Collection Framelits™ - cut one from a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock and the other from a piece of Hello Honey Lullaby DSP. 

Before layering the banners, use the Pansy Punch to punch out a flower from the Blackberry Bliss banner (you will not see this cut) and then cut the Blackberry Bliss banner in half horizontally.  Layer the Hello Honey Lullaby DSP banner onto the Blackberry Bliss banner with the banner points showing at the bottom as well as a bit of the Blackberry Bliss showing at the top.

Punch out the leaves using the Bird Builder Punch from Calypso Coral cardstock, adhere the leaves and the Pansy flower to the Hello Honey banner, add the Calypso Coral/Blackberry Bliss center created in the steps above and add a strip of Blackberry Bliss cardstock to the top of the banner.

Mount the Blackberry Bliss panel to the card front (per the sketch) and add the Hello Honey banner using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Add the Pearls to the flower centers and across the top of the banner to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Bloom for You, Bloom with Hope

Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Hello Honey

Paper: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral ; Designer Series Paper- Lullaby and Park Lane

Accessories: Big Shot™, Chevron Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder,  Banner Collection Framelits™, Punches- Fun Flower, 7/8” Scallop Circle, ½” Circle, Bird Builder, Pearls


Hope this post makes sense (my new medications are settling in :-) ) so I will post the other cards later today ... Blessings to all of you and thanks again for stopping by!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Friend to Friend- By The Sea :-)




Hi Stampers!


I love the ocean,  beach and all of the scenery, but since I tend to burn as soon as the sun hits me (no matter how much sunscreen I apply), I am able only to either visit when the sun goes down or drive by -)  I have always loved scenes with lighthouses and when I saw the ColourQ Challenge, I finally had a chance to use this beautiful Graphic45 paper I had on hand :-)

Again, if you have not already had a chance to visit the sites above, I urge you to do so- all three have amazing Design Teams and fantastic galleries of entries!

To create this card:

Trim the lighthouse image (this image is from Graphic45’s By The Sea Collection) and mount onto a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock, trim and mount onto Coastal Cabana cardstock, trim and mount again onto Whisper White cardstock. 

Emboss a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock using the Big Shot™ along with the Chevron Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder and a piece of Island Indigo using the Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder.

Use the Big Shot™ with the Finishing Touches Edgelit™ to cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Layer the emboss Poppy Parade piece over a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock (or use two scrap strips to layer down the sides) and add the edgelit™ to the right hand side of the vertical strip.

Layer the embossed panel of Island Indigo onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock. 
Ink the World Map background stamp using Island Indigo Classic Ink and stamp onto a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock.  Trim and mount onto a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock.

Adhere the embossed Island Indigo panel onto the World Map panel and add the vertical strip of Poppy Parade/Coastal Cabana.

Mount the By The Sea focal image and add the Antique Copper Hodgepodge Hardware element to the upper left hand corner.

Stamp the starfish images from By The Seashore and the seashell/sand dollar images from Stipple Shells using Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  
Color the starfish using the More Mustard Stampin’ Write marker and the seashell with the Poppy Parade Stampin’ Write marker (both markers are retired).   Use a Sponge Dauber with a bit of More Mustard and Poppy Parade Classic Ink to lightly sponge the sand dollar.

A closeup of the shell and rope detail :-)
Knot a few strands of the 1 ¼” Burlap Ribbon (pieces from a previous project where I had pulled the ribbon apart).  Adhere to the card front (I used a Hot Glue Gun) and add the shell, starfish and sand dollar images using Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Stamp the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes onto Whisper White cardstock (I used a previously printed sentiment from My Digital Studio), punch out with the Word Window Punch and lightly sponge More Mustard and Poppy Parade around the edges and in the center.  Add the sentiment to the shell area with Stampin’ Dimensionals®.

Mount the entire panel onto the Whisper White card base to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: By The Seashore, Teeny Tiny Wishes, World Map, retired Stipple Shells

Ink: Memento™ Tuxedo Black, Island Indigo, retired More Mustard and Poppy Parade; Stampin’ Write Markers- retired More Mustard and Poppy Parade

Paper: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, retired Poppy Parade, Graphic 45 By The Sea DSP (non SU!)

Accessories: Big Shot™, Woodgrain  and Chevron Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folders,  Finishing Touches Edgelits™, Sponge Daubers, Word Window Punch, 1 ¼” Burlap Ribbon (strands ), retired Antique Copper Hodgepodge Hardware


Thanks again for stopping by- I hope all of you are having a great week!!  I have had a very interesting one and will share more details later :-)  I hope you enjoy this card and now I want to take a trip up the Coast to see lighthouses - lol!!!
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