By the Sea

Good Sunday afternoon.  I have another beach card to share with you today but this time I placed the birds as the main focus of the scene.  I used the new By The Sea Stamp Set and coordinating  By The Sea Die Set  paired with the Sea Plants and framed with the Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames set.

KC Impression Obsession By the Sea 1 left

I started by sponging in the sand using a mini applicator using Vintage Photo ink.  Next I masked off the water line with a piece of Post-It Adhesive and sponged Broken China ink in the darker blue water with a mini applicator.  I removed the tape and sponged in the sky area using a cloud stencil and ink blending tool.  I used my finger to lightly apply white embossing paste on the water.  I didn’t apply much of the paste because I wanted the water to appear in the distance.  Before the paste was dry I applied clear glitter to add a bit of sparkle to the water.  It doesn’t show really well in the pictures.  I attached the scene to the frame using mounting tape.  I wanted there to be dimension between the frame and card base so I attached it using another layer of mounting tape. 

 

KC Impression Obsession By the Sea 1 center

I stamped the birds on white cardstock using Pumice Stone ink and embossed with clear embossing powder to set the ink.  Next I cut them out using the coordinating dies.  I used a mini applicator to lightly apply a bit of Pumice Stone ink to the birds. I colored the legs and beaks with a Spiced Marmalade marker.  I cut three sections of the foliage and cut them in different lengths and tucked them in behind the frame using glossy accents.

KC Impression Obsession By the Sea 1 close

Here’s a closer view of the scene.  When I create a scene like this I love framing it with an all white background so the bright colors pop.

KC Impression Obsession By the Sea 1 right

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a great week.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Hinged Alphabet Baby Card

Good Friday morning.  Have you seen the new Essentials by Ellen Hinged Alphabet Set and Hinged Numbers Set?  Were you dying to get the sets only to see them sell so fast they were out of stock in the blink of the eye.  They are back on the shelves now so if you want to get them you’d better move fast and hop on over to Ellen’s.  I linked the Hinged Numbers Set and the Hinged Thanks Set below in case you want to check them out. My project today is a sweet baby card made using the new Hinged Alphabet Set, Impression Obsession Cutie Pies Stamp Set, Cutie Pies Die Set and My Favorite Things Mini Scallop Rectangle Stax.  The cute blue heart designer paper is from the Lawn Fawn Let’s Polka In the Meadow 6 x 6 paper pack.

 KC Essentials by Ellen Hinged Letters right

I started by stamping the three animal images on the designer paper using black versafine and embossing with clear embossing powder. I used the coordinating dies to cut out the animals and then trimmed them a little with my snips to get remove the thin border. I cut two sections of the scalloped rectangle.  I attached a piece of the designer paper to the card base using ATG adhesive.

I cut a piece of white cardstock to use to create the hinged baby layer and set the B and A in place.

KC Essentials by Ellen Hinged Letters 1

I applied a piece of Post-It adhesive paper over the letters to secure and ran the layer through my Big Shot.

KC Essentials by Ellen Hinged Letters 2

I set the B and Y in place, secured the letters with the adhesive paper and ran the layer through my Big Shot.

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I cut two rectangle layers because a single section  isn’t wide enough to fit all the way across the card base. I knew that wouldn’t matter because I would cover up the section of the card where the two pieces met with the hinged baby layer.  I cut the two sections to fit and attached them to the card base with ATG adhesive. 

KC Essentials by Ellen Hinged Letters center

Next I attached thin strips of mounting tape to the hinged baby layer and attached it in place on the card base.  I finished by applying mounting tape to the back of the three animals and attached them to the scalloped layer. These little cutie pies images are so precious and perfect for a baby card.

KC Essentials by Ellen Hinged Letters left

Thank you for coming by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. 

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Fun in the Sun

Good Monday morning.  I know you probably wonder if I will ever get tired of making beach cards but the answer to that is no.  I just love creating little snippet scenes of the beach with sparkly foamy water rolling up on the sand.  These fun images are from the Impression Obsession Fun in the Sun Die Set and  Fun in the Sun Stamp Set.  I sure would love to be there right now.  Actually it won’t be long until Bob and I will be enjoying Cape Hatteras and celebrating a week long family reunion with my sisters, brother-in-law, grand kids and our nephew and his soon to be bride.. 

KC Impression Obsession Fun in the Sun 1 right

I stamped all the images, colored them with Copic markers and cut them out.  I applied versa and clear embossing powder to all the pieces to add shine and brighten the colors.  I die cut the pieces and trim med then down a little with my snips.

KC Impression Obsession Fun in the Sun 1 center

I used ink blending tools and mini applicator to apply the water, sand and sky area using Broken China and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I applied the white embossing paste to the water and allowed it to roll up the sand like sea foam and added  sparkle to the paste by sprinkling on Rock Candy clear glitter.  I set the chair and umbrella in place using mounting tape and then attached the hat, flip flops, sunscreen and sunglasses with tolled up glue dots.  The ball was attached over the water with a strip of mounting tape.

 KC Impression Obsession Fun in the Sun 1 left

I finished the scene by using my Peeled Paint marker to add sea grass along the sand dunes and then lightly added more brown ink with the mini applicator to fill in around the clumps of grass. I toyed with putting a couple sea birds in the scene but it was just a bit too much with all that was already going on in the scene.

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great week.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Clean and Simple Framed Sunflower

Good Sunday morning.  My project today is a clean, simple, fast and easy framed sunflower silhouette card made using the Impression Obsession Sunflower Background and Rectangle 6-in-1 Frames.  I didn’t add a sentiment so it could be used later for whatever occasion I needed it for.  The yellow polka dot paper is from the Lawn Fawn Polka In the Meadow pad.

KC Impression Obsession Sunflower Background 2 left

I made a similar card (see below) to this a while back using the same yellow polka dot paper but used yellow cardstock and placed brown cardstock behind the center.  I thought the white sunflower in silhouette against the yellow with white polka dots was pretty and soft even though the yellow paper is so bright.  I trimmed down the frame off the sunflower background to make it fit behind the frame.  I applied double stick tape to the back of the frame and attached the sunflower. 

KC Impression Obsession Sunflower Background 2 center

I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and several small pieces to the back center of the flower and attached it to the card base.  It doesn’t get much faster than this.  When I’m ready to add a sentiment I will attach a piece across the lower portion of the sunflower like I did in the card below

KC Impression Obsession Sunflower Background 1 right

Thanks for coming by and I hope you enjoy your Sunday.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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Watercolored Mondo Hydrangea

Good Saturday morning.  My project today was inspired by yesterday’s CLASSroom post showing projects using bright colors with black and white.  I love Julie’s Mondo Hydrangea Stamp Set and the coordinating Mondo Hydrangea Die Set and paired them with a white sentiment layer cut using the Stitched Scallop Basic Edges.  I don’t watercolor nearly as often as I used to and I was excited to pull out my Distress reinkers and give it a whirl.  I thought the hydrangea colored in bright pink and bright green foliage would be so pretty against the black polka dot paper.  I didn’t want to use black for the stamped image so I turned to gold embossed lines.  I think it is so pretty.  My pictures just don’t do it justice.

KC Essentials by Ellen Mondo Hydrangea 3 right

I applied embossing magic to hot pressed watercolor paper, set the paper and stamp in my MISTI and stamped the images with versa.  I applied gold super fine embossing powder and heated with my heat gun.  Next I used a fairly large round brush to apply water over the hydrangea image and then applied a light layer of Spun Sugar reinker.  I applied the ink outside of the flower lines so when I die cut it there wouldn’t be a while outline as I don’t like that very much. While the flower was still wet I dipped my brush in full strength Worn Lipstick reinker and dabbed around the wet outer center of the flowers.  Next I applied full strength Scattered Straw ink to the center of each blossom and allowed the ink to spread a little out of the line to highlight. I repeated the same technique for my leaves using Scattered Straw and Peeled Paint reinkers.  I secured the dies in place over the images with painter’s tape and ran through my Big Shot.

KC Essentials by Ellen Mondo Hydrangea 3  center

I applied the polka dot paper to the card base using ATG adhesive.  The sentiment was stamped on the white scalloped layer and embossed with gold powder. I applied ATG adhesive across the straight edge of the white layer and thin strips of mounting tape along the scalloped border and attached to the card base.  The hydrangea and leaves were attached to the card base with mounting tape. 

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Thanks for coming by today.  I hope you have a great weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

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