Friday, 31 May 2013

Perfectly By the Tide

Hey Stampers,

Good Friday to you !! I am SO EXCITED because the day is FINALLY here !! Starting at Noon MST (3:30pm Newfoundland Time) the 2013-2014 Annual Catalogue is LIVE and available o order from !! WOO HOO !! I was getting my list all finalized last night, so I right ready to enter it this afternoon !! Yay !! So, in celebration, I have a card saying "Celebrate Today" !! I used the so awesome stamp set By The Tide, which is in our new catty, along with the Perfectly Penned sentiment set ! My color combo of Soft Sky, Pool Party, Island Indigo and Crumb Cake is so soft and beautiful, really makes me think of the water ! I am really pleased with how this lovely card turned out. Take a look and see for yourself !!


Isn't that beautiful !?! I love it. My first step was to die cut 2 of the Apothecary Accents framelits, one in Soft Sky and one in Crumb Cake. I stamped the Soft Sky one on the edges with Soft Sky ink and the beautiful coral image, and then sponged the edges with Crumb Cake ink. I am SO loving this Soft Sky color !! It is just gorgeous. I stamped my crumb cake die cut with the Pool Party ink and that awesome coral stamp again, on the top and bottom. The middle I stamped with Island Indigo ink and my sentiment. Love how these colors look stamped on Crumb Cake !! I also sponged this piece with the Crumb Cake ink. I cut my Soft Sky die cut in half, and layered it behind my Crumb Cake one. A really lovely look !! I stamped the fish in Island Indigo ink onto Pool Party cardstock and the shell in Pool Party ink onto Soft Sky cardstock. I cut both of them out with my Paper Snips. I added them to my die cut piece with some Dimensionals, and gave them some "ocean sparkle" with my 2 Way Glue Pen and some Dazzling Diamonds glitter. A Silver Basics Designer Button tied with some Linen Thread really adds a lot. I am gonna miss these buttons a LOT as today is the last day to get them !

As for my layers, I tore the edge of a strip of the First Edition DSP and stamped it all over with the Sea Horse stamp with Soft Sky ink. I stamped a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of the retired Sent With Love DSP with the script image stamp in Island Indigo ink all down one side. It was really easy to stack, even without a Stamp-a-ma-jig ! I wrapped a piece of the 7/16" Natural Trim around my layer, and adhered it to an Island Indigo card base. I tucked my First Edition DSP under the ribbon, and attached my die cuts with Dimensionals. Love this card !! It would be perfect for a birthday or any sort of celebration. Don't you think ??? 

Thats my card for today ! I am so happy I get to use this gorgeous set all year long. It is perfect for masculine cards, but as you can see here, it also makes beautiful cards you can give to anybody ! Don't forget to place your order today !! If you haven't seen the brand new catalogue yet, click on the link to the right of this post !! Also, I would love to send you a copy if you are wanting one. Thanks a lot for coming by today and Happy Stamping !!

Recipe:

Stamp Sets: By The Tide (wood #131910, clear #129120), Perfectly Penned (wood #128703, clear #122892)

Ink: Island Indigo Classic Stampin' Pad #126986, Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad #126982, Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad #131181, Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad #126975

Paper: Island Indigo #122923, Pool Party #122924, Soft Sky #131203, Crumb Cake #120953, Dent With Love DSP (Retired), First Edition DSP (Retired)

Accessories: Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003, 7/16" Natural Trim #129287, Linen Thread #104199, Silver Basics Buttons #129325, Dazzling Diamonds #102023, Stamping Sponges #101610

10 comments:

  1. Very nice! Like the colors and style a little distressed, but not over the edge!

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    1. Thanks a lot !! And thanks for visiting.

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  2. What a beautiful card, a really nice combination of elements and a sweet color combination.

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    1. Thanks Kathe !! I really love the monochromatic feel of Soft Sky, Pool PArty and Island Indigo - just lovely !! Thank for coming by !!

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  3. What a terrific card. Love the colors. I am so happy this set is in!

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    1. Thanks Dale !! I am too. Cant wait to use it to make fun fishing scrapbook pages of my hubby and son !!

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  4. Catherine, thanks for visiting my blog and suggesting I visit yours. I scrolled through several posts and really like your style!

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    1. Thanks so much Jan !! I love blog hopping and giving comment love to fellow demos. I know it brights my day to get a comment on one of my posts !! Cheers

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  5. Oh my gosh, Catherine! I love, love, LOVE this card. What a beautiful design. I love everything from the colors to the embellishments. You have a lovely blog, and I love the wide variety of your projects, especially that you're also showcasing scrapbook pages. You are an inspiration! Thanks so much for inviting me to visit your blog.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words Cindy !! Glad you enjoy my blog. I do love scrapbooking !! Its actually my first "paper-craftng love". Please come back soon !! Hugs to you my friend !

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