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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Pretty Swell ocean inspired hand-stamped card

I love bodies of water!  Most vacations that our family goes on is near a lake or ocean.  When this new Big On You stamp set came out in the Occasions Mini Catalog I was over the moon!  I couldn't wait to create a hand-stamped card that embraced the swells of water.  What a fun way to send a hand-crafted card and some warmth in the midst of winter!
Tell someone that they are Pretty Swell with:
Big On You stamp set (Photopolymer 137151)
Chalk Lines stamp set (Photopolymer 35005)
By the Seashore stamp set (wood 132582/clear 126532)
Very Vanilla card stock (101650)
Baked Brown Sugar card stock (131296)
Baked Brown Sugar ink pad (131174)
Bermuda Bay ink pad (131171)
Crisp Cantaloupe ink pad (131176)
Versa Mark ink pad (102283)
Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine (135639)
Embossing Buddy (103083)
Clear Embossing Powder (109130)
Heat tool (129053)
Brayer (102395)

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I just love this new Big On You stamp set from the New Occasions Catalog (LIVE Today!!).  The large and fun text is perfect for stylish and easy hand-stamped card.

Prepare the surface of this Very Vanilla card stock with the Embossing Buddy for a clean stamped image.  Stamp the sentiment with Versa Mark ink.  Cover with the Clear Embossing Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool.  Stamp the Chalk Lines boarder stamp with the Bermuda Bay ink pad.  Rub the surface so that the embossed sentiment pops through.

See this Video Tutorial on creating this cool Brayer and Heat Embossed card with:



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Create a Mask!  Stamp the image on a sticky note and cut across the top.  Layer over the stamped 'waves' created by the Chalk Lines stamp set.  
Cover the top half with the Brayer and the Crisp Cantaloupe ink.  Simply using a napkin to wipe the embossed sentiment will make the ink wipe off and shine with a cool contrast.  This will give you a clear separation of colors. 
Stamping the By The Seashore images on Very Vanilla with Baked Brown Sugar ink and cut out.  Layer and tie together with the Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine for a cute nautical look.  Layer over Baked Brown Sugar card stock for a beach-themed card.  It's pretty 'swell', isn't it?
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Show someone how 'swell' they are with a cool hand-stamped card.  This hand-crafted card is kitschy and cute with the 'swells' and the cool colors (thanks to the Color Coach).  With a few simple techniques you can create a WOW card that will bless someone. This is a fun way to send a card that embraces the ocean and beach-days even in the midst of winter! 
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