Welcome to color challenge week at Create with Connie and Mary. When I saw these colors, I thought they looked sort of “beachy”, so I grabbed my Seaside Shore stamp set and began working. I wanted to make a shaker card with some sand. This is funny…I just cleaned my stamp room and threw away a container of sand…yep…in the trash. Trash man came and took it away and now I need it! Not too bright. It looked like Hobby Lobby sold little bags of sand so I ran over to pick some up. Nope…every color of sand imaginable, but not sand colored sand…go figure! Our boat is broke down, so we aren’t going to lake for a while…DARN! Then I remembered the sand volleyball pits at the lake small pond/man-made lake by my house. I walked the dogs over, grabbed a baggie full of sand and came back to finish the card! Story of my life! LOL!
Stamp Sets: Seaside Shore, Jar of Love, Touches of Texture
Ink: Mint Macaron, Dapper Denim, Tip Top Taupe
Paper: Same as ink plus watercolor paper, By the Shore DSP
Accessories: sand, foam adhesive strips, window sheets, Very Vanilla thick Baker’s twine, blender pen, Seaside embossing folder, glue dots
I wanted to put some little shells in with the sand, but couldn’t find any small enough. To solve that problem, I noticed that in the Touches of Texture set, there is a small flower. It’ looked like a sand dollar, so I stamped it and punched it out and threw it in the sand! They roll around in there and sometimes get caught not he seaweed, but they worked out great! There’s one hiding in the far right corner buried in the sand that I wish I had uncovered for the photograph. I’m sad I forgot to put the air bubbles coming out of the fish’s mouth…but had it all glued down before I realized this..too late! Oh well! This card took quite a while to make and it won’t be post office friendly, so it’s one of those that you give to someone in person, but lots of fun and I think I will give it to my brother the fisherman! He’ll have fun opening it!
Now you head over to Create with Connie and Mary and see what you can do with this combo!