Hello and Welcome to the August Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! If you started at the beginning, you would have landed from the fabulous Eva Bussom's blog! Eva is a talented lady and certainly a hard act to follow! If this is your first time hopping, I hope you'll enjoy and remember to come back the first Wednesday each month for even more inspiration!
This month's theme is Beyond the Sea and I was super excited since some of my favorite current Stampin' Up! stamp sets are nautical in theme! For my card today I decided to create a scene using one of my favorite Stampin' Up! stamp sets, Wetlands!
I started with an 11 x 4 1/4" base of the thick Whisper White Cardstock scored at 5 1/2". Over that I layered a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Soft Sky cardstock that had been embossed with a woodgrain embossing folder. I added some thick baker's twine in Smoky Slate and attached a fussy cut anchor from the Open Sea stamp set that I had stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Whisper White cardstock. I used my 1/4" hole punch to make the hole to tie it onto the thick baker's twine.
For my window I used my square punch to punch out the window panes in a of 3 1/4 x 3 1/4" piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock. I recently learned how to make the window by watching a video by another Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Brian King. To watch his awesome video click here! My background scene was sponged onto Whisper White cardstock with Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, and Lost Lagoon Inks. I had cut a scrap piece of cardstock to use as a guide to ink in my mountains and sand beyond the sea. I embossed my sea birds with White Stampin' Emboss Powder. I used some versamark on the bottom of the scene along with some heat and stick powder and then my heat tool to make it sticky and then ground some Pink Himalayan salt for make my sand. I adhered the scene to the back of the window with Snail and then adhered the window to my woodgrain layer with Stampin' Dimensionals. My sentiment is from the Sheltering Tree stamp set and was stamped with Lost Lagoon Ink onto Whisper White cardstock and backed with Bermuda Bay. I cut banner ends on both layers and then used my Bone Folder to make it wavy and adhered it to the top left corner of my window with more Stampin' Dimensionals. I hope you are loving it as much as I am. My husband and I love to cruise and the mountains beyond the sea reminded me of some of the Carribean ports we've traveled to.
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