Here's my card
I was inspired by the nautical theme. i used this Sea Creatures Digital Stamp Set from MHK Designs, one of the sponsors of our blog hop. I love being by the ocean - I feel so at peace listening to the waves roll in. So, I chose this sentiment to be a focus of the card. I also, couldn't resist a cute seahorse (wait, can seahorses be cute?). For the background, I thought I'd try something a bit different. I inked up the background with distress inks (tumbled glass and salty ocean) and ink blending tools. Then, with a scrap piece of cardstock, I diecut, using my WPlus9 Wave Border Designer die. I experimented using the "wavy" edge of the diecut, an ink blending tool and faded jeans distress ink on a piece of scrap paper. I found that if I placed the diecut upside down and then inked, the resulting image looked most like waves. I repeated this several times, randomly over the panel. I matted the card with a piece of blue cardstock and added a few sequins to complete the card.
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Love this cute little sea horse! The colors are amazing!ReplyDelete
Seahorses can be cute and this one sure is!ReplyDelete
Em, HOC Teamie xoxox
Clean and simple and so wonderful.ReplyDelete
The colors in the background are
fantastic and the sea horse is
thanks for sharing a great card.
Fabulous card, like the seahorse and your background is stunning! Donna HOC teammateReplyDelete
Wonderful creation and nice colours!ReplyDelete
*Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives (#6 – Beginning of the summer (let the sun shine)
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Love the sentiment!ReplyDelete
Fabulous make for the House of Cards!
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Love the subtle waves in the background! Pretty seahorse design too!ReplyDelete
Sue, your background is AMAZING! I love this CAS creation! Thank you so much for all you've done at House of Cards this term! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xxReplyDelete
Love your waves, they look so realandThe sea horse is the perfect embellishment. Shirley TeammieReplyDelete
What a fun summer card! Nice jobReplyDelete
Lovely aqua background...perfect place for the seahorse to float along! Lovely CAS card!ReplyDelete
Great card, Sue! I love your background, and the sentiment is wonderful! :o)ReplyDelete
I love the background!Thank you for sharingReplyDelete