Sunday, January 29, 2012

Balmy Breezes- Three In One!

Hi Stampers! 

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! 

To create this card:

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! 


Bada-Bing Creations said...

Oh, very cool! I love the background and that tree really makes me want to be somewhere tropical!!! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful layering and textures! I love the colors you used. Stunning card! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

inkedx2 said...

Great card! Love the soft colors you chose to use. Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

kelly said...

Julie, this is beautiful! I love the details, especially the thread tied to look like the rope you see on board ships! Fantastic distressing too!
Thanks for joining us this week at Simply Stampin'.
Kelly xx

Krista said...

Cool distressing!! What a nice layout and great use of color combo with the beach theme. I like the way you did your knots on the hemp twine. Very masculine!! Thanks for going "beachy" with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Kirei said...

Loving the distressing and layered stamping! Thanks for joining in with this week's Simply Stampin' Challenge! Kirei x

Becky said...

Wow! I love this card, it is so textural. Thanks for joining us at Simply Stampin' this week.

Amanda Burditt said...

Cute card! Lovely and summery! Thanks for joining in the SSC! x

Ruth M said...

Absolutely fabulous card Julie - LOVE LOVE LOVE that textured background! Fab layout too!
Many thanks for playing along with us again at Simply stampin' and I hope you'll share more of your creations with us! Ruth x

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