Seaside Notions

Summer started last weekend and while I should have been packing for the incentive trip this week, Covid has put the breaks on that, so I’m making the best of it here in Clarkesville instead. Our pool liner has been replaced and almost refilled now so I’m looking forward to some time in the sun with the family. That is after the dust cloud passes lol. It’s been a crazy year so far wouldn’t you say. But I know I can always relax by stamping and sending a little sunshine, and that’s what these cards do. They make me smile and think of a tropical vacation.

This first card created by my team member Wanda, uses a fun technique with saran wrap to create the inked area of the frame. Plastic wrap is wadded into a ball and then used like a sponge with the Seaside Spray, Mint Macaron, Balmy Blue and Pool Party Classic Inks. The Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder (151590) adds a bit more texture to the frame created with the Stitched Rectangle Dies (151820).

The images are colored with our Soft Sea Foam (154902) and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends (154882) and the Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends (154878) were used to color the Rhinestones (144220) which is quick and easy to do. Striking right?

And how about this sweet little sand dollar? Done in Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana, and Bermuda Bay.

The circles from the Stitched Shapes Dies (152323) were used to create the frame around the sand dollar and some sponging was added both above the sand dollar and on the NEW Old World Paper 3D embossing Folder (153200). One of our Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels (151193) was used to pull your eye to the sand dollar’s center. I’m so glad that these Rhinestones are in the Annual Catalog they add a special little pop to any card.

So which is your favorite? I have to say I’m partial to Sea horses they have always fascinated me with the way they move, but I just can’t decide. How about you?

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