Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tuesday Morning By the Tide

Happy Tuesday Everyone!  It's a beautiful Florida morning so I thought today I'd stay with a Florida theme and use one of my favorite stamp sets, By the Tide, from the little blue 39 page catalog celebrating SUP! 25th Anniversary.  The greeting was from the Thoughts & Prayers stamp set, but this card can be easily adapted for any type of greeting.  I had a little inspiration block so I started leafing through the tons of cardmaking mags and found a sketch that I liked and adapted it to fit my needs. The hardest thing about this card was trying to cut the diagonals the size I wanted them.  Those that know me know that I'm challenged when it comes to anything but a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of cardstock!  Anyway, I'm digressing!  I decided that using three different shades of a neutral color for the coral, seashorses, and seashell would not only give a little definition, but also embossing the coral would help make it become the focal point.  I don't know that you can see the embossing the picture.  I chalked to give it the "water" feature and then used the oval punches for the greeting and added the gold brads since I used earth tone nuetrals.

Supplies used: 
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Garden Green, and Whisper White. 
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Early Expresso, Night of Navy, River Rock
Stamp Sets:  By the Tide; Thoughts & Prayers
Punches:  Extra Large and Large Ovals
Brads

Hope you enjoy and have a great day!
Gwen

4 comments:

  1. Gwen, This is such a pretty card. My safety net in stamping seems to always be flowers. You gave me inspiration to try something new. Thanks for sharing. Dillie

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  2. Beautiful card, Gwen. The watery effect background really helps those neutral pop. Love the diagonal strip, too. :-)

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  3. The more samples I see, the more I want this stamp set. Great work

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  4. I love this stamp set because it lends itself to either a male or female card. It's a nice one to keep on hand for one of those "I need a card now" cases.

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