Today’s color combo is one of my absolute favorites so far! Greens, blues, and purples are my favorite colors, so I just LOVE this color combo! These colors remind me of tropical seas, so I decided to feature the Seaside Notions stamp set in my card today.
For this card, I used Shimmery White cardstock for the base, the seahorse, and sentiment piece. I stamped the seaweed image in the corners in Pretty Peacock ink, then stamped the seahorse in StazOn black ink on a separate piece, and watercolored it with both Pretty Peacock and Blackberry Bliss ink. Once it dried completely, I carefully trimmed around the image using Paper Snips. I then stamped the sentiment in VersaMark ink, heat embossed it in Shimmer Black Embossing Powder, and punched it with the Story Label Punch. Hopefully, you can see the shimmer in the embossing powder in the picture below:
I used the Sprig Punch to punch the sprigs on both sides of the sentiment, and cut them from Blackberry Bliss, Pretty Peacock, and Vellum Cardstock. They are adhered with Mini Glue Dots, and the seahorse and sentiment piece are adhered over the sprigs with Stampin’ Dimensionals (both regular and minis).
Once the card was fully assembled, I used a stamp from the Artisan Textures stamp set to give the appearance of bubbles just above the seahorse. I added a few Pretty Peacock sequins from the Woven Threads Sequin Assortment to dress it up a bit. I got a little too much glue behind some of the sequins, so I sprinkled a little bit of Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter over the “bubbles”, just to cover up the glue, as well as add a bit more shimmer! (Cause really, what’s a little more shimmer at this point? 🙂 )
Measurements for this card are as follows:
Shimmery White cardstock base: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches (scored at 4-1/4 inches and folded in half)
Coastal Cabana cardstock middle layer: 3-5/8 x 5 inches
Bermuda Bay cardstock top layer: 3-3/8 x 4-3/4 inches
Shimmery White seahorse piece: 1-1/4 x 3 inches
Shimmery White sentiment piece: 1-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches
Sprigs: 1-1/4 x 2 inches each (approximate size)
And now it’s time for a confession: this card was case’d from a card I made for a swap last month. I didn’t have as much time as I had hoped to work on my project this month, so I needed something quickly! I loved my original and thought this month’s colors would work well for the design, so I just changed up a few things and now I have two versions to share! I love them both! Here’s my original card for comparison:
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Please continue on to Bonnie’s page! I have seen her cards for this month, and they are GORGEOUS!
Have a great day!
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