Wednesday, August 5, 2015

ICS Blog Hop - Beyond the Sea


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.  


For your next stop on the hop, you'll get two cards for one stop, the Stampin' Sisters of Darla Roberts and Nancy Kee are up next.  Just click the next button and you'll be there!




Here are the Stampin' Up! Supplies used for my card:
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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings!
Tina

28 comments:

  1. Tina, I totes love your card... the birds are gorg! :) Eva

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  2. Beautiful card...thanks for the info on the window frame that is awesome! Thanks for hopping with us this month!

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    1. Thank you Deb! I love the hop and appreciate being part of your hop team! :)

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  3. Gorgeous card! Love the window.

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  4. Tina, there is so much depth and detail on this card. Love it!

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  5. What a beautiful view through that window! Gorgeous card! Thanks for the shoutout. :)

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    1. Thanks so much Brian! I appreciated the video and will use that technique a lot! :)

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  6. That is absolutely beautiful! A piece of art for the wall!!!!

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  7. Beautiful card, love the tips on the salt and Brian's video. TFS, I just might case this one (of course with credit to you if I do)

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    1. Thank you so very much Deb! To have a card CASEd is the ultimate honor! :)

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  8. OMG - what an awesome card! Love everything about it. May have to CASE it... thanks for sharing Brian's tip too (will check that out soon)

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    1. Thanks so much Claudia! CASE away! :)

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  9. Good job! Love the little details!

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  10. What a beautiful card! Love all the colors and the cute birds.

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  11. Wow Tina!! You sure made a beautiful card!

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  12. Clarity and detail. ......gorgeous card Tina!

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  13. Love your card and going to have to try this and show my customers too!

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  14. Love those little sandpipers! What a great card! TFS!

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  15. Love this, and very much appreciate your 'how to' info. TFS

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