Sunday, February 23, 2014

Beach day inspiration hand-stamped card

Warm days bring on the desire for some ocean life.... capturing the fun of the beach with this quick beach inspired hand-stamped card!  Have fun, whether you can hit the beach or not, and send some warm wishes with this cool and quick card!
Create this card with:
By the Seashore stamp set (#126532)
A Dozen Thoughts stamp set (#131059)
Pool Party card stock (#122924)
Pool Party ink (#126982)
Very Vanilla card stock (#101650)
Soft Suede card stock (#115318)
Soft Suede ink (#126978)
Linen Thread (#104199)
Stampin' Sponge (#101610)
Stampin' Dimensional Adhesive (#104430)
Paired together with the help of my Color Coach (#130118) these colors are warm and welcoming.  Our By the Shore stamp set is a lovely version of beach shells and critters.  Their classic look stamps well with the Soft Suede ink on the Pool Party card stock.  Layering the shells so they land on each other or flow off the page looks so good!

This stamp set is a little aged looking.  Tie this in with a slight 'softening/distressing' of the edges.  The Stampin' Sponge in Soft Suede ink along the edges gives a soft vibe to this card.
Stamp this sentiment 'You made my day.' from the A Dozen Thoughts stamp set in Pool Party ink on the Very Vanilla card stock.  The cute crab from the By The Seashore stamp set frames the sentiment with the Soft Suede ink.  Layered over the Soft Suede card stock it pulls the colors together for a cohesive look. Soften the edges of the Very Vanilla card stock with your Stampin' Sponge and the Soft Suede ink.

Tie this look together!  The rustic look to the card pulls together with the Linen Thread tied on the side.  Leaving lose the ends for a distressed beach accent.  Layer them and create depth with the Stampin' Dimensional adhesive and raise above the 'waves' (lol).
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Go ahead, send some of the beach to your family and friends (even in the midst of winter) with this quick card.  I love cards that are fast.... this 10 minute card is ideal for a busy girl, like me.  No matter the weather outside, or if you can hit the sand, this hand-stamped card embraces the glory of the waves while delivering warm wishes!
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