Monday, August 7, 2017

Just Breathe at the Beach - Stampin' Up! Colorful Seasons

  I think when I designed today's card for one of my July class projects I must have been dreaming of the beach and longing for our vacation which is still several weeks away!  Doesn't this scene just make you want to dig your toes in the sand and feel the ocean breeze on your face?  Though I have to say that the beach chairs we have aren't nearly as cute as this sweet red sling chair!

  We did some clear block stamping to make this card.  Using Soft Sky and Crumb Cake ink pads we pressed the pads directly to the block.  About 2/3 of the block in Soft Sky.  Then leaving a slight gap, pressed the Crumb Cake to the block to fill in the bottom 1/3.  Since the Soft Sky is kind of hard to see on the clear block I found it helpful to lay the block on a piece of white scrap paper to see where to line up the Crumb Cake ink.  Next, we spritzed the block lightly with water.  Then we stamped the block right to the Whisper White cardstock.  

  All the images on this card use Colorful Seasons stamp set which has so much versatility! Using the heat gun we dried the cardstock and then stamped the sentiment in Versamark and embossed it in white embossing powder.  

  The frame of the chair was stamped in Soft Suede, the sling and cup in Real Red.  Once that panel was complete we adhered it to a Crumb Cake base.  

  This technique is a fun and easy way to get different backgrounds.  Just switch out the colors, add more or less water and each time you get a something new!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Colorful Seasons

Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Soft Suede, Real Red

Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake

Accessories: white embossing powder

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