Friday, July 19, 2019

AYSI205 Symphony of the Sea

Hey everyone, we made it to Friday!  It's wicked hot here in PA!  Are you staying cool?  We've got a cool theme for you this week at As You See It:

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I have LOTS of beach-themed stamps, so it was hard to choose which ones to use, but in the end, I went very, very simple and used a stamp from 100 Proof Press called Shell Plate 17. (My friend Colleen enabled me to get this, although she says I am her enabler, LOL!  You can see her card here.)  So here is mine:


I stamped my shell plate on a piece of Graphic 45 paper with Lost Lagoon ink and matted it with a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock, sponging the edges for a more rustic look.  

For the card base, I chose another Graphic 45 paper and stamped some splatters from Gorgeous Grunge, a cheesecloth image from Cornish Heritage Farms, and a sentiment from Impression Obsession....isn't that a great sentiment?

This will be going to a special friend on her birthday, so I stamped some appropriate words from a Spellbinders stamp set on the inside; of course, I did not use my Stamparatus on the first go-round, so I messed it up and had to cover it with a stitched layer....lesson learned!  I also stamped a shell very lightly down in the corner.

Hope you'll play along with our beach-themed challenge this week!  It will make you feel like you're on vacation, even if you're not!

In keeping with the beaches theme, Cassidy and family are visiting Carolina Beach in NC...I just love this shot of her "riding the waves"!!!

Uh you see the shark?!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Shell Plate 17 (100 Proof Press), Gorgeous Grunge (ret), Cheesecloth (Cornish Heritage Farms, ret), Nautical (Impression Obsession, STP-002 Sentiments (Spellbinders)
Card stock & Papers     Naturals White, Misc Graphic 45 DSP, Pretty Peacock
 Ink Lost Lagoon, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand, Pretty Peacock
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Sponges


Kampin' Karen said...

I love anything to do with shells and beaches. I love the stamps you chose, the paper and the colors. Well, I guess to sum it up, your card is beachy keen! Cassidy has the perfect stance!

I Card Everyone said...

It's hot here, too, LeAnne... wish I could tell you I'm sending cooler air, but alas, not!
Even when it's too hot to GO to the beach, your gorgeous card surely does the trick... LOve your sandy card - and yes, that wonderful sentiment!

Tracy Grauer said...

I love that sentiment! Very nice card. Thanks for sharing!

Linda Callahan said...

It is hot here a blanket! Love your soft beach card.....and your surfer!

Lisa Elton said...

This is wonderful LeAnne and perfectly beachy!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

What a great beach card - that shell plate is awesome! I am going to have to put my thinking cap on for this one!

Wendy said...

Anything with beaches & the ocean is a winner in my book! Love your card, LeAnne! Those shells are so pretty and I love the color that you did this in! Perfect card for this time of year! Now IF only we could cool down some! Ughh, this heat is a bit too much! Stay cool....looks like Miss Cassidy has the right idea! :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

I’m rather content with our enabling relationship, how about you? LOL

BEAUTIFUL card, as always!
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