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By the Tide inspired by Stampin’ Up!’s 2014-2015 Idea Catalog

My card this week is inspired by page 130 of the new catalog.  Although the stamp set ‘By the Tide’ is not new to the catalog there are many great ideas for projects throughout the catalog.  Every time I look through the catalog I see something new.  Every page is full of ideas on how to use different projects.  This card features watercolor  paper which gives your project an artistic feel.

I stamped the coral on the watercolor layer then went over some of the branches with an aqua pen.  The fish, seahorse and seashell were stamped then fussy cut.  I also stamped the edges of the watercolor paper with the dotted stamp from ‘Gorgeous Grunge’ with Baked Brown Sugar.  I used linen thread at the bottom and tied with white Baker’s twine I dyed with Pear Pizzazz.

To add sparkle I lightly added Dazzling Details to the card.  It’s difficult to see but you should be able see it when you magnify the card.


Stampin' Up! Thinking of You seashell card

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The card is also based on the sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments.  I invite you to participate in the sketch challenge.  I would love to see your creation.  Visit Hand Stamped Sentiments to be inspired by our talented design team.

Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge 188

Hand Stamped Sentiments Sketch Challenge 188


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All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.


By the Tide Thinking of You Card

Size:  5.50″h x 4.25″ w

Stamp Sets:  Gorgeous Grunge, By the Tide, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper:  Cardstock:  Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla; Water color paper

Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Pear Pizzazz, Island Indigo

Accessories:  Linen Thread, White Baker’s Twine, Dazzling Details, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Aqua painter

Sea of Love Valentine Card

How these days in January make me long for the beach.  I guess I shouldn’t complain since the weather here has been sunny and in the 70’s but I just can’t help thinking of long summer days at the beach.  This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we have a beach theme but I still have Valentine’s day on the brain.  So when I began to think of what to create for this challenge I thought of the sea…love…Eureka!!…The Sea of Love!  So here’s my interpretation of this week’s beach theme challenge.

Sea of Love Fish Punch Art Valentine Card

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I used the Lots of Love Letterpress plate for the background.  I inked it up with Versamark then ran it through the Big Shot and to add sparkle I heat embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  The sentiment is stamped in Indigo Blue and also heat embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.

Punch Art Fish Valentine Card

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I hope you can see how the Sea of Love  shimmers with the Iridescent Ice.  The fish are made with various Stampin’ Up! heart punches.  I couldn’t resist the wiggle eyes.  The sand is Crumb Cake card stock sponged with Soft Suede ink.  This card would be perfect to give to your hubby or wife.  Either way love is in the air or rather the sea.

I hope you’re inspired to join us this week with your beach themed creation.  Hop on over to HSS for more inspiration from our very talented design team.

Sea of Love Valentine Card

Size:  4.25″ h x 5.50″ w

Stamp sets:  Short and Sweet

Paper: Card base:  Island Indigo, Card stock:  Pool Party, Riding Hood Red, Blushing Bride, Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake

Ink: Island Indigo,  Soft Suede, Versamark

Accessories: Big Shot, Lots of Love Letterpress Plate, Full Heart Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, non-Stampin’ Up! branch punch, non-Stampin’ Up! wiggle eyes

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