Thursday 27 July 2017

Bring on the beach

I should probably give this card to myself, to celebrate our upcoming holiday in Samoa. I hope Pacific Point really is the colour of the sky!
The card combines challenges from Paper Players - PP354 - and Hand Stamped Sentiments - #299. I'm loving Stampin' Up's shimmery white paper - a dream to sponge colour onto, and the slight shimmer survives the sponging (although not being photographed!). For the beach/shells, I turned to my trusty New Zealand koru embossing folder, lightly sponging it first with Sahara Sand and Blushing Bride inks so it looked a bit sandy and shelly.
Here's the result:

Made using:
Stampin' Up:
Inks: Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Watermelon Wonder, Real Red.
Paper: Whisper White, Shimmery White
Up and Away Thinlit dies (clouds) and Day at the Beach stamp set (starfish)
Other products: Sizzix Celebrate drop-in sentiments, francheville 'rope', craft creations koru embossing folder


  1. Have a wonderful vacation! Your card is so fun! I love the embossing and the little starfish! Go celebrate! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  2. I like the way you've subtly inked the embossing folder. The design is a versatile one - great buy! Your coloured starfish is lovely and I like the touch of twine you've included. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players this week. And roll on Samoa!

  3. What a wonderful way to celebrate your upcoming holiday in Somoa! I love the sky and embossing. It's a wonderful scene. Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  4. Your card showcases all kinds of perfection. It's clean yet jam packed with texture and details that create a big ka-pow! Thanks for adding your fabulous card to Hand Stamped Sentiment's inspiration challenge. Smiles, Elizabeth

  5. Great card! Love the embossing folder you used. Thanks for playing with us at HSS.


  6. This is so fabulous!!!! I love the color blocked/abstract beach look. It's so cool! The embossed bottom layer totally reminds me of seashells! Thanks for playing with us at HSS!