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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Life's A Beach

Happy Sunday all,

I hope you're enjoying this long weekend. I know I am. I've been doing two of my favorite things, stamping and watching tennis. Most of my stamping has been making Christmas cards for my craft group get together in a few weeks. The ladies wanted examples and I've been using new SU sets. I'll share some of them in later posts.

For this post, I have a beach themed card. Even though the calendar is saying it's the end of Summer, here in San Diego, not so much. We're heading to a little afternoon party in a few hours, and this will be a "thank you" card for our hosts. (although you'll notice it doesn't actually have Thank You as a stamped sentiment.)

This is one of my favorite stamp sets. It's called Beside the Sea and it's by Avery Elle. I stamped the beach house image twice onto water color paper using SU black Archival ink and watercolored them with Zig Real Brush markers in a rainbow pattern. The card base is SU Coastal Cabana card stock. I used the SU Seaside embossing folder on the next layer, also Coastal Cabana card stock. The patterned papers are Doodlebug, but I don't remember from what 6 x 6 pad. The sketch inspiration is from the As You See It Challenge. I put the sentiment panel on the bottom, for my card, it looked better there. The little seagull is from the same stamp set.

I kept the inside super simple with the other sentiment and another image from the set.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of your day,

Stamps: Beside the Sea set by Avery Elle
Paper: SU Coastal Cabana and Whisper White card stock, Doodlebug patterned papers
Ink: SU Archival Black, Zig Real Brush markers, SU Coastal Cabana, Memento tuxedo black, Copics
Other: Beside the Sea Elements dies, SU Seaside embossing folder, foam tape, Gemini Jr


  1. What a super card! I love this little row of beach cottages! I thought the sketch lent itself well to buildings and this rainbow of cottages is a perfect way to see it. Thank you for joining us at As You See It with this bright beauty.

  2. Great beachy card! I love the bright colours and the background texture! Thanks for joining us at As You See It!

  3. Oh you keep outdoing yourself with these cute cards you've been creating! I LOVE this...it's so fun and colorful, and those beach huts are perfect for our sketch challenge! Thanks for sharing!


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