Friday, August 9, 2019

Seaside Sketches- So Very Thankful

Hi Friends!

I hope you are all having a wonderful week!  This morning, I am sharing yet another card that I created recently using two of my retired stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! (Seaside Sketches and Stipple Shells) along with a sentiment from WPlus9 Design Studio, LLC).

I wanted to play along with several online challenges and am linking to:

Retro Rubber Challenge Blog #116 “Tic-Tac-Toe” Challenge (Diagonal- Designer Paper, Texture and Color Pens, Pencils, Ink) Seaside Sketches and Stipple Shells are both over ten years old

PINSpirational #244 Inspiration Challenge- I was inspired by the pinks, the pillows, the sand and seashore theme

Cardsz4Galz#102 Summer Fun Challenge (this is the first time I had a chance to play along with this challenge site)

 If you have not had a chance to stop by the above challenge sites, I encourage you to do so- incredible inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). De-static a piece of white cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the Seaside Sketches image using Versafine™ Onyx Black ink onto white cardstock, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Once the embossing has cooled, watercolor using ink from water-based markers (see colors used below).

2). Die cut the image with a stitched square die and mount onto black cardstock, trim close to the edge.

3). Die cut a piece of bright raspberry pink designer paper with the same square stitched die, mount onto black cardstock and trim close to the edge.  Use a few scrap strips of the designer paper and mount onto the edges of a piece of black cardstock (to use for the card front). 

4). Emboss a piece of white cardstock with the retired Square Lattice embossing folder (SU!) , mount onto black cardstock and trim close to the edge.  Adhere the embossed/layered background to black card front. Mount the entire card front to the white card base.

5).  Mount the layered designer paper square on an angle onto the card front (per the TSOT Sketch).  Add a bit of looped silver cord and adhere the main focal image using dimensional foam (or scrap chipboard).

6). Using black India ink, stamp the shell images from Stipple Shells onto white cardstock, heat set the ink with a heat tool and watercolor the images using water-based markers.  Fussy-cut each of the shells, use a black marker to finish off the cut edges of the images and a sponge dauber with distress oxide ink to add a bit of color.  Mount the shells onto the focal image (using dimensional foam as needed).

7). De-static a piece of black cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the sentiment from Pretty Patches: Apple (WPlus9 Studio, LLC), apply white embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Once the embossing has cooled, trim close to the edge of the sentiment.  Mount the sentiment onto the card front and add a few seashells with dimensional foam.

7). Finish off the card using a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the shells and water along with a few rhinestones in the corner of the focal image and sentiment.

Stamp Sets: Seaside Sketches and Stipple Shells (retired Stampin’ Up!), Pretty Patches: Apple (retired Wplus9 Studio LLC)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Ken Oliver Black India Ink, Tim Holtz® Distress Oxide- Ground Espresso; Zig® Clean Color™ FB Markers-  Pale Pink, Yellow, Ochre, Bright Pink, Blue, Turquoise; Stampin’ Write Markers- Pacific Point, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen

Cardstock/Designer Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, retired Raspberry Lemonade DSP (all Stampin’ Up!)

Accessories: Big Shot™,  Square Lattice Embossing Folder (retired SU!), My Favorite Things™ (MFT) Dies Stitched Squares STAX, Embossing Buddy®, Clear and White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Sponge Dauber, AquaPainter™, Rhinestones, Silver Cord

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs and I hope you have a great weekend!


Marjolein said...

What a lovely card! Very nice coloring and combining the challenges. Thanks for joining this TSOT-challenge! Marjolein DT-TSOT.

Jan Clothier said...

Your seashells look so realistic! As always, your colouring is magnificent. Love the way you've used that bright pink to pop the design but not dominate it. Fabulous card! Thank you for joining us again at Retro Rubber Challenge.

Donna Scholz said...

Julie, great composition using beloved retired stamps along with the new! I love how the stippled shells go with the seaside lady! Your interpretation of the Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch is very creative and works beautifully! Thank you for sharing!!! -Donna

Neva Cole said...

So many great details! Wonderful card for our Tic Tac Toe Challenge at Retro Rubber. Thanks for joining us!

Angelnorth said...

Great to see this card again in another context Julie - it's gorgeous!

Dawn Phillips said...

It's such a pretty girly card. I love the sea shell elements. I was sorting my stamps the other day and came across some shell stamps I've never used. I need to get them out again now I've seen your cards. Thanks for the inspiration. Thanks also for joining us at Cardz4galz. Love Dawn x

Deanne Saunders said...

Gorgeous card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Melanie said...

Fabulous card, Julie! Your coloring is pretty and all of the elements are placed perfectly. Thanks for the memories of all of the years I lived in Florida and thank you for playing along at Try Stampin' on Tuesday.

Created by Kath said...

Great use of challenges and use of stamp sets. Thanks for joining at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the PINspirational Challenge this time and good luck :)

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