Welcome to the Creation Station Blog Hop where this month we ask … What do you Sea?
It’s all about a play on words this month at the Creation Station. What do you Sea? That can be anything from seaside images to birds and trees. I can’t wait to see what Elizabeth Price has created who’s in the hop before me. If you’ve seen and hopped on over from her, welcome … I hope you’ve enjoyed the inspiration already. I hope to bring you more.
Inspiration came from a set I’ve not used in a while, Friends are like Seashells. I recently spent a weekend down on the Coast in my old hometown of Brighton, where collecting shells was my pastime.
Starting with a peeled back card, I lay post-it notes across to mask up and create a defined line to stamp upon. Stamping the shells, masking and stamping over them, helped to create a one layer card with depth. The Birds came from our Sailing Home Stamp Set and filled an otherwise empty space at the top.
Two new In Colours were used for this series of cards …. Soft Succulent and Pale Papaya, which went so well with Sahara Sand.
Using Patterned Paper
Pulling in our Designer Series Paper for this next card, I stepped things up a little. Adding a layer of paper and ripping another to create the look of the shoreline, I added dimension. A heat embossed sentiment on a thin strip of coordinating card stock completed this card with a bow.
Die Cutting and Embossing
Die cutting and Embossing brings a whole new dimension and in this final card I really stepped things up. Keeping the same layout and feel, I both stamped and die cut some leaves. The die cut leaves were made using our new In Colour Shimmery Vellum in Sofi Succulent. Such a soft and beautiful colour.
The shimmer shows up better here in this photo, along with the Shells that I’ve stamped onto Designer Series Paper, the same as used for the sand. The Seashells 3D Embossing Folder can be used as a stand alone piece or teamed with the images once Die Cut. I die cut the shells before embossing to create texture and detail and allowed me to layer up using Dimensionals. A gentle sponging of Balmy Blue ink to the sky, a twine bow and some Opal Round Embellishments and my card was complete.
I enjoyed creating these cards and stepping things up a little. It’s fun to take things one step up at a time, adding perhaps a punch or another technique or layer to a project.
I hope you have enjoyed my offering today and that you’ll now hop on over to see what the lovely Sara has in store for us today.
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