Sunday, January 29, 2012
Balmy Breezes- Three In One!
When I first saw that theme at this week’s HandStamped Sentiments HSSTC102 Beach Inspiration Challenge my mind immediately thought of warmer weather and a cruise my husband and I took many years ago to the Bahamas years.
I decided to combine this challenge with the wonderful colors from this week’s Simply Stampin’ #44Challenge and the Splitcoast Stampers SC367 Challenge. Balmy Breezes, a retired SU! set reminds me of Nassau and I thought it would be perfect :-)). Again, if you want to be inspired as well, check out the Design Team samples and other entries- they are absolutely gorgeous!
Use Versamark™ ink and stamp the tree image into Very Vanilla cardstock. Apply Dark Brown Stampin’ Emboss® Powder (retired) and heat emboss with the Heat Tool.
Stamp the other images in the set using River Rock and Not Quite Navy cardstock, distress the edges with the Distressing Tool, lightly sponge Early Espresso around the edges and mount onto a distressed piece of Not Quite Navy cardstock.
Apply Not Quite Navy ink directly to the smooth interior side of the Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions™ Folder, use the Big Shot™ to emboss a piece of River Rock cardstock .
Mount this panel and a piece of River Rock Designer Series Paper onto Early Espresso cardstock. Add the 5/8” Early Espresso Satin Ribbon and the sentiment to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Balmy Breezes (retired), Short and Sweet
Ink: Versamark™, Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, River Rock
Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, River Rock
Accessories: Big Shot™, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Sponge Dauber, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Emboss® Dark Brown Embossing Powder(retired), 5/8” Early Espresso Satin Ribbon(retired), Distressing Tool, Hemp Twine, Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware (retired)
Thanks again for visiting and allowing me to “walk down memory lane”- I hope all of you enjoy your week and have time to recall a great memory of your own!