Monday, February 20, 2023

Oceanfront - Feel Better

Hello stampers,
     Did you get to stamp this weekend? I started by doing a few old, old Paper Pumpkin kits (I have TONS not made! EEK) then figured I'd better get a few cards made as I have solar being installed the next couple of days & one of them being without electricity the whole day. YAY, NOT! I stumbled across a themed challenge from The Paper Players & thought I'd give it a go. I really like the way that this card turned out & may make it again with a different sentiment for a family member.
     I really love sunrises & sunsets on the water. I've had the privilege of living close to the Pacific Ocean & the China Sea while at 2 duty stations & I so miss the views. I started this card with a Basic White Cardstock card front, using the Oceanfront Stamp Set I stamped the horizon by adding Heather Highland, Pale Papaya & Balmy Blue Inks with Sponge Daubers. Then I stamped the water with Pool Party Ink first then added Coastal Cabana & Bermuda Bay Inks with Sponge Daubers. I added the sand using Crumb Cake Ink then used the speckled stamp with Soft Suede Ink. On a scrap piece of Basic White Cardstock, I stamped the rocks using Soft Suede Ink then fussy cut them out using the Paper Snips. I decided to add some of the grass blades from the set using Mossy Meadow Ink. Just as I was finishing stamping everything, I decided I wanted to make a frame type of card so I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies to die-cut the center. I laid down the outer frame on the cardstock to give me a point of reference as to where the die-cut would lay then glued it to the Coastal Cabana Cardstock base. For the frame, I glued the rocks to this part before adding Stampin' Dimensionals to the frame & adding that to the base. For the sentiment, I used Coastal Cabana Cardstock with Bermuda Bay Ink to stamp a sentiment from the Cottage Rose Stamp Set, then fussy cut the right side to have a banner end.

Paper Measurements-
  • Coastal CabanaCardstock:
    • Base – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
    • Sentiment- 3/4 x 2
  • Basic White Cardstock:
    • Layer – 4 x 5 1/4
    • Scrap - 1 1/2 x 3
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  1. Terri, this is gorgeous! I too, love the ocean and this is such a peaceful and serene card. I love the colors you used. This card will make someone's day! So happy you joined my challenge at The Paper Players this week!

  2. This is really striking! What a cool technique and those stamps work perfectly with it! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Players this week!

  3. Terri, your card is so pretty. The colors make a perfect calming ocean scene. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players CAS Theme Challenge this week. Suzy

  4. Just gorgeous Terri! Love the layered colors. Thanks so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!


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