Monday, June 27, 2022

By the Sea


Hello friends! I am back from a week's vacation at Corolla, NC so it was only natural that I join a couple of seaside-themed challenges! The Card Concept has a By the Sea challenge and then Seize the Birthday has one that is themed "Summer Activities". Collecting shells was one of many activities happening last week!

I am calling my design style "Freestyle Collage" for The Card Concept challenge #178. These summer shell dies were released last summer at Papertrey Ink and are a favorite of mine. After die cutting the shells, I sponged soft colors onto Bristol Smooth Surface paper using sponge daubers.The background was created using the two step Pool Water Stencil set just released by Papertrey Ink.  

STAMPS: Just Sentiments: To & From Essentials (Papertrey Ink).
INK: Limeade Ice, Spring Rain, Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush, Mint Julep, Fine Linen, Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold (dye inks by PTI).
PAPER: Bristol Smooth Surface; White.
DIES: Summer Shells, Shape Shifters: Oval 2 (PTI); Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-Namics (My Favorite Things).
OTHER: Seam binding, Polka dot tulle ribbon. 
That's it for today. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!
Happy stamping!


Kerry Parkinson said...

That stencilled background is amazing! Love your soft colours and perfect beachy, summery feel. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept.

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi creative Wanda! Your cards are always SO fun and inspiring and I always enjoy seeing your wonderful creativity at play. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at The Card Concept. It's always a treat to have you join us.
Karen L, DT
The Card Concept Challenge - my personal blog - my challenge blog - come play along!

Nancy said...

This Florida girl is in love with this card! It is as pretty as can be! Thanks for playing at Seize the Birthday!

Kim S said...

What a wonderful combination of elements! The shells are gorgeous with the soft sponging and the background is amazing. Thank you for playing along with us at The Card Concept.