Monday, March 31, 2008


I was feeling a little bored with the sets I had around me, so I went back into the stamp storage drawers and pulled out this set, Beautiful Beach. I like this one SO much more than the current beach and shell set. I find it very serene and automatically go towards more muted colours when using it. I went for two very different looks with this set. For the first one, I went with some vellum tearing, white craft ink sponging, and twill tape. I stamped Canvas onto the vellum, and softened it a bit with a sponge. I also sponged white ink all around the edges of each vellum layer. I stamped the shells on white paper and cut them out, arranging them over the waves of torn vellum. I embossed a greeting in white, then added some twill tape along the top. I really love how this one turned out! Funny thing about the seashell colours. Apparently I hadn't washed them since using them last time... I used the same ink pad on each seashell and whatever colours I had used on them previously mixed really nicely with the Palette Ink Haystack! Go figure!

For the second card with this set, I thought that blues would be nice. I started off with a once stamped off Bordering Blue seashell. I placed a birthday greeting over top, added some brads and lots of distressed edges. The chocolate layer behind it has some embossed seashells. Originally I was only going with to use bordering blue and sahara sand, but then I found this striped paper from a few SU! catalogs back. The ribbon is some nice saddle stitched grosgrain that I got in a grab bag from Dunwoody Booth.
Stamps: Beautiful Beach, It's Your Birthday
Paper: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Bordering Blue, Chocolate Chip, Vellum
Ink: Bordering Blue, Chocolate Chip, Haystack, White
Accessories, etc.: saddle stitched grosgrain, twill tape, brads, pop dots, distressing edge, sponge, white EP

1 comment:

  1. These are both beautiful card, Natasha! And I LOVE your new photo!!