Hello and Happy Friday! All month long over on the Sisters in Stamping blog we are celebrating our 10 year Anniversary! I cannot believe I have known these wonderful women whom I consider my dear stamping sisters for so long. To share the love, we are giving away Blog Candy the next three weeks - all you need to do to enter each week is leave us a comment THERE (here is nice, too). A winner will be drawn randomly each Thursday and announced on our Fabulous Friday blog post. Be sure to hop over to see what we're giving away this week plus check out the always fabulous projects!!
This week we're CASE'ing ourselves... we each are choosing a Fabulous Friday project from back in the day, and revamping it using current product. I chose to revamp the card above (find the original post here). As you can see, most of the products have since retired including the stamp set (Wetlands), color (Island Indigo) and die-cut (Deco-Label framelits with Square Lattice textured Impressions folder). But I really love sponging and the beach is my absolute favorite place on earth to be (in case you didn't know already). My prayers are going up for all those in Hurricane Dorian's path along the East Coast from Florida and The Bahamas all they way up to Virginia Beach.
Here is a side-view of my new card - I used the High Tide stamp set, Blueberry Bushel with Balmy Blue and the Stitched Nested Labels dies. I also incorporated the Braided Linen trim - I think it adds a nautical flair to the card.
I just love these sandpipers - they're always fun to watch running in and out of the surf at the beach. I stamped them first on the left side of the panel with soft suede ink, then added the ripply waves using balmy blue ink. I stamped once full-strength, then once again without re-inking. I did this a couple of times moving the stamp around to create the water. Next, I added the sand and dunes with crumb cake ink. Last I came in with soft suede ink to stamp the sea grasses along the edge of the dunes. To create the moon/sun (depending on what time of day you think it is), I used my 1" circle punch with a post-it note and attached it in the upper corner. I carefully added very small amounts of balmy blue ink in a swirly motion to the panel (making sure all of the stamped images were completely dry first) starting at the circle and getting heavier-handed as I moved out toward the edges. Once I felt like my sky was done I came back in with the blueberry bushel and sponged the outer edges of the die-cut panel very lightly. When I got to the moon/sun I peeled off the post-it note and very lightly sponged that edge. Voila, super easy and it looks pretty!
Here is another look at my card. For even more throwback card inspiration and to enter the Blog Candy drawing, please hop over to the Sisters in Stamping blog to see what my fellow designers created this week.
Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous weekend!
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