Good Morning and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! The Stampin’ Up! Seaside Bay bundle is a beautiful nautical set with both undersea and shore images and dies. I used the crab and shells to make an undersea thank you card. You can find the supplies I used along with card stock cuts at the bottom of my post.
We have a sketch challenge this week:
I adhered a panel of wood grained By The Sea 6″ x 6″ specialty designer series paper to the front of a Sahara Sand card base. I cut a panel of By The Sea 6″ x 6″ specialty designer series paper with the fourth largest Stitched Rectangles dies. I stamped the fishes from the Sea Turtle photopolymer stamp set in Versamark ink o the die cut DSP and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder. I shook off the excess and heated the powder with my heat tool until it was bright and shiny.
I stamped the sand and sand and shell stamps from the Stampin’ Up! Seaside Bay cling stamp set in Sahara Sand ink across a Sahara Sand strip. I cut the top using the sand die from the Stampin’ Up! Seaside Bay dies and cut the bottom with the fourth largest Stitched Rectangle die. I adhered the die cut sand to the bottom of the DSP die cut rectangle with liquid glue and adhered the layered panel to a Soft Suede mat.
I cut three sea grasses (two short and one long) from the Stampin’ Up! Seaside Bay dies from Mint Macaron and adhered them to the undersea panel with glue dots. I stamped the three small sea shells in Sahara Sand ink on Petal Pink and cut them out with the coordinating die. I adhered them to the panel with glue dots. I stamped the crab in Night of Navy ink on Basic White and cut it out with the coordinating die. I colored it with a light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend and adhered it to the panel with glue dots. I cut a pair of small shells from Distressed Gold paper and adhered them to the panel with glue dots.
I stamped the sentiment (inking up only the thank you part of the stamp) from the Stampin’ Up! Seaside Bay stamp set in Versamark ink on Balmy Blue and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder. I shook off the excess powder and heated the sentiment with my heat tool until it was bright and shiny. I cut it out with the small skinny stitched rectangle die. I looped Linen Thread twice around the end and tied a knot and adhered the label to the panel with dimensionals. I adhered the panel to the card front with dimensionals and finished it with flat pearls.
For the inside of the card, I stamped the crab from the Stampin’ Up! Seaside Bay stamp set in Night of Navy ink on a Basic White panel. I colored it with the light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend and stamped the bottom with the seashell and sand and sand stamps using Sahara Sand ink. I colored the shells with the dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend and adhered the die cut Mint Macaron sea grass and Distress Gold seashells to the bottom. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.
The Stampin’ Up! Seaside Bay bundle goes great with the By the Bay specialty DSP and other ocean themed stamp supplies. And the sentiments are wonderful!
On with the Hop! Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to see the beautiful project Karen Ksenzakovic has created.
If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for the hop:
- Amy Koenders
- Mary Deatherage
- Jaimie Babarczy
- Sue Prather
- Karen Finkle
- Akiko Sudano <– You Are Here
- Karen Ksenzakovic
- Tara Carpenter
- Terry Lynn Bright
- Carol Buckalew
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:
- Sahara Sand – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 3/4″ x 4-1/2″ (sea bottom)
- Softy Suede – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/8″ (front mat)
- Petal Pink – 1″ x 2-1/2″ (sea shells)
- Balmy Blue – 3/4″ x 3″ (label)
- Mint Macaron – 2-1/4″ x 2-1/2″ (die cut sea grass)
- Distress Gold – 1″ x 4″ (die cut shells)
- Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 2″ (crab)
- By the Bay DSP – 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (front background), 3″ x 4-1/2″ (die cut rectangle)