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:
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 oh....do 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|
|Tools||Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Sponges|