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Today's post is a followup to last week's Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop featuring the Seaside Shore stamp set. To see the line up of Stampin' Up! Artists who participated in the hop, click here. To begin the hop, click here.
One of the stampers that inspires me is good friend and Stampin' Up! Artisan, Tanya Boser. [Tanya is also the driving force behind the Stamp Review Crew.] She frequently uses stamp images to create repetitive backgrounds that are fun and eye-catching. When you look at the images in the Seaside Shore stamp set, you immediately think of an aquatic scene. For this card, I wanted to create a background that enhanced a simple focal point.
This card begins with a card base of Fresh Fig cardstock. A panel of Crumb Cake cardstock was swiped with the Embossing Buddy and stamped with rows of the large scallop shell and large starfish images from the Seaside Shore stamp set using Versamark ink. The images were covered with Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder, the excess powder tapped back into the container, and the embossing powder melted with the Heat Tool. The panel was matted with a slightly larger piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.
The "I Love To Talk To You About Anything Or Nothing" greeting, from the So Many Shells stamp set, was stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Fresh Fig ink. The greeting was die cut with the Big Shot using the Lots of Labels Framelits (1-3/4" x 2-7/8"). A piece of Fresh Fig cardstock was die cut with the same Lots of Labels die used for the greeting. The Fresh Fig die was cut in half vertically and each half adhered behind the left and right ends of the greeting die cut so that 1/8" of the Fresh Fig die cut extends beyond the right and left ends of the Very Vanilla die cut, aligning the top and bottom edges of the Fresh Fig die with the Very Vanilla greeting die. The 1/8" handheld circle punch was used to punch holes 1/8" from the right and left ends of the Very Vanilla greeting die.
Stampin' Dimensionals were placed at the four corners of the back of the die. Copper Trim was folded in half and the loop inserted into the left hole in the die and the ends pulled through the loop. The die was adhered at the center of the Crumb Cake panel and the ends were wrapped around the back of the Very Vanilla panel to the front of the Crumb Cake panel and then inserted into the hole on the right side of the die (with the ends of the Copper Trim coming up from behind the die). The ends of the Copper Trim were tied into a bow on top of the greeting die cut. The panel was adhered at the center of the card front.
The inside sentiment area of the card was lined with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. The "That's What Makes You Really Something" sentiment was stamped at the upper center of the liner using Fresh Fig ink. A large scallop shell, and the large and small starfish images were stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock using Versamark (swipe the cardstock with the Embossing Buddy first). The images were covered with Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder, the excess tapped back into the container, and the embossing powder melted with the Heat Tool. The embossed images were cut out with Paper Snips and adhered around the greeting with Mini Glue Dots (the Mini Glue Dots were rolled up for the starfish images). Note that you could stamp the images directly onto the liner; however, you want to make sure the Fresh Fig ink used for the sentiment is completely dry before swiping the embossing buddy over the liner prior to stamping the images.
The large and small scallop shell images and large and small starfish images were randomly stamped over the back flap of the Medium Very Vanilla Envelope using Fresh Fig ink. Be sure to place a piece of copy paper between the envelope flap and the body of the envelope to ensure that the images are stamped only on the envelope flap.
I'll be back in a couple of days with the instructions for creating an aquatic scene with the Seaside Shore stamp set. I hope you'll stop by to visit.
Card measurements --
Fresh Fig: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored at 4-1/4" along the 8-1/2" length, 2-1/2" x 3-1/2"; Crumb Cake: 3-3/4" x 5"; Very Vanilla: 2-1/2" x 3-1/2", 2" x 2", 2 @ 4" x 5-1/4"; Copper Trim: 30"
Supplies I used to make this card --
Stamps: Seaside Shore, So Many Shells; Inks: Fresh Fig, Versamark; Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Fresh Fig, Very Vanilla; Embellishments: Copper Trim; Adhesives: Fast Fuse, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals; Tools: Stampin' Trimmer, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, 1/8" handheld circle punch, Embossing Buddy, Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Big Shot w/Magnetic Platform, Lots of Labels Framelits; Other: Medium Very Vanilla Envelope