Friday, August 27, 2010




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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Well, it's hot here! So, I decided to do some stamping.
This week's High Hopes Challenge #83 is Use Your Favorite Embellishment. I like nautical things, since I live near the water. So, I used a new High Hopes stamp, Pelican Post, in the card I made.


I used blue textured cardstock on the left side, with ribbon tied in a knot on the cardstock. The Pelican Post stamp is colored with Copics E27, E30, E33, and Y35. The Designer paper of the water is torn, and the water and Pelican Post stamp are mounted on Designer paper that resembles sky. A light brown plaid Designer paper is behind the picture. Small seashells are placed on the corners of the picture.


The inside of the card also has nautical prints and stamps related to water. I used the stamp Choppers Chilaxin' on the inside of the card. This beaver looks like he is relaxing in the hot weather! The image is colored with Copics E15, E27, G5, G12, RV14, Y02. Y35, and YR68. After cutting the image out to have him float on water Designer paper that I had torn, I placed foam on the back of the image so he would look afloat. Sky colored Designer paper was used in the background.

The lower part of the inside of the card has a seashell print Designer paper in the background. I tied a square knot in some cords and placed them over some scrap textured cardstock that I had. The crabs were punches out of Real Red cardstock.

Enjoy!