Hello readers and TGIF! Happy loooooong holiday weekend Friday! YAY! Since Labor Day weekend is the unofficial end to summer, I'm sharing a fun ocean themed shaker card today made using the Hero Arts "Seas the Day" stamp set. I debated about turning this card into a shaker card and I'm so glad that I did because I love how this card turned out! I'm one of those people that likes the ocean from afar - like on a cruise ship or watching HGTV's "Beachfront Bargain Hunt!" I hate the feeling of salt in my hair and on my skin, and don't even get me started on the idea of sand e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e! Ugh, drives me crazy bonkers! I am definitely more of a lake/freshwater kind of girl. Plus, no sharks!
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The base of this A2 sized card is made from Crumb Cake cardstock. The first layer of this card is made from Real Red cardstock that was cut using the Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangle dies by Gina Marie Designs. On the 5" x 3 3/" sheet of Whisper White cardstock, I die cut a circle in the middle for the shaker component. I lined the back of the circle with Acetate Window sheets. On a separate sheet of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped all of the images (seagulls, clouds, fish, seashells) in Tuxedo Memento Black ink and die cut them using the coordinating Seas the Day dies. Next I colored in all the images using my Spectrum Noir alcohol ink markers.
I die cut the waves using the Waves Border Dies by Simon Says Stamp out of Balmy Blue cardstock. I adhered the waves directly to the background and added the blue sequins on top before adhering the Whisper White layer on top. On the lower right side of the Whisper White sheet of cardstock, I stamped the sentiment in Real Red ink. Once all the images were colored I adhered them to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.
Thanks for visiting and have a great end-of-summer weekend!
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Hey gullfriends! : ) I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July holiday! It was crazy H-O-T here in Massachusetts, so I spent the entire day in my craft room and I got SOoooo much accomplished! Some days the creativity just doesn't flow well, but yesterday was AWESOME! I worked ahead on some upcoming DT challenges, got a few cards made for next weeks' blog posts and I even started planning my August and September classes! Yup, all in one day! Then I celebrated with a cheeseburger and blueberry pie!
Today I am sharing a fun shaker card made using a stamp set I purchased last week when I was at The Inspiration Station in Stafford Springs, Connecticut. This is my first time using a stamp set by Pink & Main and I love how this card turned out!
Here is the adorable new stamp set from Pink & Main called "Gullfriend" that I used to make today's card:
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The base of this A2 sized card is Whisper White cardstock. I cut a 5" x 3 3/4" sheet of Whisper White cardstock and adhered it directly to the center of the card base. Using Pacific Point ink, I stamped the "hey, gullfriend" sentiment near the top of that piece of cardstock. I die cut two waves in Balmy Blue cardstock and Pacific Point cardstock using the Stitched Waves Border dies by Lawn Fawn and adhered those underneath the sentiment. I created a shaker card frame by using layered Gina Marie Scalloped Stitched rectangles in Crumb Cake. I added Simon Says Stamp Mermaid sequins to the inside of the card before I adhered the shaker card frame. On a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the old Jeep "Woody" Wagoneer and seagulls in Tuxedo Memento Black ink. I colored in these images with my Spectrum Noir alcohol ink markers (hey, don't judge, I'm still learning!). I added the two images to the outside of the shaker frame using Stampin' Dimensionals. Lastly, I added a bit of Lawn Fawn Prisma Glitter to the sand underneath the seagulls and to the surfboard atop the Woody for extra beach-y sparkle.
I was inspired to create this card using the color challenge from Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration:
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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*All products are Stampin' UP! unless otherwise indicated.
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