Monday, May 10, 2010

FRIENDS... ...Take time to sit by the my theme for this week’s card. Since I live at the beach, it’s only natural that I gravitate toward beach-themed stamps! While you can’t see it in my photographs, we had so much humidity here Friday-Sunday that my step-card actually warped quite a bit! My husband actually whipped up a shadow box for the anniversary card I had made him last year as it, too, was suffering from the damp, salt-air. If I could only bottle that smell...! Back to my card-I stamped Artful Legacy’s Ladies at the Beach (SKU AL 495 JJ) on watercolor paper and embossed it with clear embossing powder. AL’s deep-etched stamps give a great, clear image even when it comes to fine detail! That, coupled with the embossing that provided "raised" lines that help capture the paint, made the water coloring a cinch. I cut the ladies out and attached the image to the front of the card with brads. I thought about adding shells or the sentiment itself to the bottom of the image but decided I liked the "uncluttered" look better. The center "step" has three layers of shell scallop punch borders to make the "waves". To the last "step" in the card I added a large slide-mount die cut that I covered with designer paper. I stamped and clear embossed the sun image on the back layer so it would peek through the opening of the slide-mount. I added a layer of Pop-Dots in between these two layers to provide room for the card to easily slip in and out. The "Friends" image was stamped on white cardstock and then a layer added to the inside of the card with Artful Legacy’s "Take time to sit by the sea" sentiment (SKU ALS 1003 G). Hmm...on a shelf in our bedroom I have chipboard letters (decorated, of course!) that spell "RELAX"..this card just might have to sit next to it! Until next time, wishing YOU sunny days and blue skies–and happy stamping and scrapping! Blessings, Sharon
ps/wondering...if a little drink umbrella would work well with this image... ; ) something to think about and try!

1 comment:

Dawn B. said...

Oh my gosh what a terrific card. I love this too. I would really like to be on the beach today..Great idea.