Monday, June 3, 2013

By the Tide challenge card

I was up for a little challenge; and over at Freshly Made Sketches, they had a simple sketch I just couldn't pass up!

I'm so happy By the Tide was carried over into the new 2013/ 2014 Stampin' Up! catalog! I absolutely love this set!

I created the background with the Modern Mosaic embossing folder and Pool Party Core'dinations card stock. After I sanded the card stock, I got this lovely look. The pattern reminds me of the sun refection I used to see in the swimming pool when I was a little girl. I remember it being somewhat mesmerizing.

I lighted up the seaweed and shell images by stamping them off first. Then I added sponging around the edges of the Whisper White card stock to continue the soft look.

Stampin' Materials:
  • Stamps: By the Tide (131910 wood/ 129120 clear) and Express Yourself (130336 wood/ 130339 clear, this is a hostess-only set and is available with a qualifying order)
  • Paper:
    • Sahara Sand card stock (121043) - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and 1" x 5 1/4"
    • Pool Party Core'dinations card stock (129954 Subtles collection) - 4" x 5 1/4"
    • Whisper White card stock (100730) - 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" and 1/2" x 2 1/2"
    • Crisp Cantaloupe card stock (131298) - 3/4" x 2 1/2"
  • Ink:
    • Pool Party (126982)
    • Sahara Sand (126976)
    • Crisp Cantaloupe (131176)
  • Tools and Accessories:
    • Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439)
    • Modern Mosaic embossing folder (129984)
    • Scallop Edge Border punch (119882)
    • Sanding Block (129367)
    • Stamping Sponges (101610)
    • Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)
    • Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
By the Tide (click to enlarge)
Modern Mosaic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Modern Mosaic embossing folder
(click to enlarge)

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  1. Beautiful seaside colors! Love how this turned out! So glad you joined us at FMS!

  2. Beautiful card Deena! I love that embossed background! Super fun! Looks so different! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Beautiful work and card, I love that creative water... background; very nice!