If you've ever had ink on your fingers, glitter on your face, glue on the side of your hand, and paper scraps in your lap, you're in the right place! This is going to be my haven from the other clutter of our world...the place God gives me to chillax, and play. My stamping, card making hideaway! This is where ideas, photos, and info sharing is the norm. And yes, ink on the pinkies is a given for me!!
I love living just blocks from the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, in WI. I am a wife to Greg(for 40 yrs in 2012), mother to Heather and Amber (love my girls), daughter to Marion (deceased in 2012 at 88 y/o, lived a life glorifying the Lord), sister to Paul and Samantha, aunt to Paula, Shelley (and fam) and Jeremy (and fam), owner of Whisper (the cat) and most of all...a child of God, saved by grace through Christ Jesus. Life is a gift! Eternal life, a BLESSING!!!
After 3 days of thinking about the beach, I was getting brain dead...yes, I do have a brain. HA! So with this one I wanted to use the shell stamps but wasn't sure how color them...sooooo, I opted to paper piece the shells. I like how they turned out, no doubt way better than if I tried coloring them. lol. I took some Kraft paper and tore and inked the edges for my sandy dunes. Prior to placing them on my card I picked out my horizon for my water and inked that in, using a mask. I placed my shells, raising up 2 or 3 of them for dimension. Once the sentiment was stamped I layered the card to the main card and finished!!
I took a piece of white cardstock and sponged my sky, using a mask for my sun, and blue for the ocean. I added a variety of reds, yellows and oranges for the sunset colors. Then I stamped my image and sentiment in black. Taking my Copics I colored the boat and land. I used black for my laying to bring out the colors of my image. I took a coordinating piece of CS and embossed it with nautical folders and added some twine and starfish charms.
I started with a Kraft colored cardstock for my main
card. I edged it using a sponge and a coordinating
ink. I took white cardstock and stamped the waves,
using the zig-zag stamp, in different blue inks. Taking
a piece of the Kraft I tore my sand dune and sponged
some matching ink and stamped my sentiment in
a blue ink, from my waves. For the palm tree I applied
the green ink directly to the leaves of the stamp
and a brown ink to the trunk, then stamped and
cut it out. I put my layers together, adding a nice blue
to the help the waves "POP"! I took a dauber and
created my sun and put some blue to the sky as well.
I inadvertently deleted this prior post...YIKES! So I am
reposting this one. Thanks to all that have previously
commented. UGH! I am not going through the directions
again, except to say I used the Gate Card Tutorial!
MFP Stamps Challenge 1 CAS Theme - SNOW
(CAS=Cards can not have more than 1 other
full layer besides the card base. There needs to
be a one stamped image as your focal point.
There needs to be lots of white or open space.)
Here's my sample card as a design team member for Mark's Finest Papers! Thanks for looking and head on over to JOIN IN the challenge fun!
Well, this is certainly SIMPLE and it appears pretty
CLEAN so I guess I'm good to go. lol. I used my
snowflake embossing folder for the main layer,
and layered it on a pretty silver, sparkle CS. I stamped
my sentiment, using a metallic silver ink and then