Good Monday to you !! I am shocked that July is almost over, aren't you !?! This month totally just flew by !! August is only a few days away, meaning that SUMMER has only a few weeks left !! I know, that sounds pretty mellow dramatic - but its true !! My hubby is lucky enough to have this week off (and I am working ... even luckier again for him, right ?? Hahaha) so he is planning on doing a lot of fishing - yummy yummy for fresh cod in our freezer this winter !! So, in "celebration" of fishing season, I broke out the awesome By The Tide stamp set ! I love this set, its totally fabulous. And this awesome color combo of Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse and Sahara Sand is SO nautical - I love it !! I did use a touch of retired DSP as well. This pattern from the Print Poetry DSP Stack was to perfect not to use !! Take a look at this fun nautical card !!
Isn't that awesome !?! First, I took a piece of Whisper White and stamped my images. That coral piece is BY FAR my fav in this set !! And it looks great in Sahara Sand ink. I then just tore around the images for a nice distressed look and sponged my tears with Sahara Sand ink. I also stamped the beautiful sea shell (also in Sahara Sand) onto a scrap of Whisper White and fussy cut it out with my Paper Snips. The skinny strip of DSP was also torn and sponged. My background layers were stamped as well. The Raspberry Ripple layer was stamped with the coral image all around the edges also in Raspberry Ripple ink. The main Sahara Sand layer (measuring 3-3/4" x 5" was stamped with the script image (also from this awesome stamp set) ion Sahara Sand ink for a fun addition of texture. Love that scripty stamp !! After adhering most of my pieces, I felt it needed a little something extra. So a few strands of Linen Thread and an Antique brad really finishes off this great masculine card !! Love how that style of Antique Brad looks like a compass !! Awesome !!
And here's a quick view of the inside. There was so much going on on the front, that there was no room for a sentiment. So I added this beautiful Happy Birthday from the Perfectly Penned stamp set, also with another coral image and fish !! So nice !!
Well, thats it for me today !! I have some fun new projects to show you (including the Make and Takes from Convention) so make sure you come back soon !! Thanks so much for stopping by today and Happy Stamping !!
Stamp Sets: By the Tide (wood #131910, clear #129120), Perfectly Penned (wood #128703, clear #122892)
Ink: Raspberry Ripple Classic Stampin' Pad #126859, Midnight Muse Classic Stampin' Pad #126860, Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pad #126976
Paper: Midnight Muse #126843, Raspberry Ripple #126842, Sahara Sand #121043, Whisper White #100730, Print Poetry DSP Stack (Vintage)
Accessories: 1" Circle Punch #119868, Linen Thread #104199, Antique Brads #117273, Stamping Sponges #101610