Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Count The Waves

I have a really special card I would like to share tonight.  Sparkle N Sprinkle asked me to be a guest designer again and let me play with some new sets they have just released.  The set I used is Summer Swirl (431).  What a great set!  Not only does it have some beautiful images, but it also has a variety of wonderful sentiments.

For this card I started with a cream base.  For the next layer I used a lighter blue cardstock and sponged the edges with some aqua ink.  Then I stamped the Wave [3490-431G] with Versamark ink on the bottom half and embossed it using Sparkle Embossing Powder [EP107].  I had some dark aqua cardstock and I sprayed it with Splash Smooch Spritz [spritz4], then used part of it for a small border around a rectangle of decorative cardstock and layered this on the top half of the card.

For the main image I used Seashore Squares [3485-431N] and stamped them with a glue pad onto Clear Embossable Acetate [99602].  Before stamping I brushed the area with the Static Free anti-static pouch.  I added Poolside Embossing Powder [EP393].  After heating this, I used some permanent markers on the back to add a little bit of color to the shells and then I sponged the back with the glue pad and added Hit the Beach Embossing Powder [EP394].  After heating this powder, I use 1/4" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape [SAT01] to create a border around the four images and added Log Cabin Embossing Powder [EP397].  This was the perfect color to enhance the Pool color of the images.  I trimmed off the excess acetate and added a small square of white cardstock behind the images to bring out the color even more.  I layered this on top of a light blue scalloped square and then onto a square of the spritzed dark aqua.  After running a strip of rick rack ribbon across the card, I added my image with foam tape.

I stamped the Count the Waves [3493-431A] sentiment with aqua ink on the light blue cardstock.  I cut it out with a die cut and sponged the aqua ink around the edges.  I mounted it with foam tape on top of a small rectangle of the decorative cardstock that had been punched with a corner/border punch.  This was layered on another punched rectangle of the dark aqua, creating a shadow look that makes it stand out more, then tucked just under the main image.

For the final touches I added three jewels at the bottom right side of the card and two seahorses on the top right side.  The seahorses are from a die cut of cream cardstock.  I sponged the edges with the aqua ink, then stamped and embossed part of the Wave [3490-431G] stamp, using Versamark Ink and Hit the Beach Embossing Powder [EP394].  I used a Sakura Glue Pen [99202] around the edges and added more Beach Embossing Powder.  What started as a plain diecut became a very elegant embellishment.

Keep checking back for more cards using the Summer Swirl Set [00-431P4] along with cards from a second new set, Bird Swirl [00-432P4].

This card was entered in the following challenges:
Delightful Challenges – Sun, Sea, and Sand

Catch The Bug Challenge – Four or More Layers
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #50 – Treasured Memories (plus a sentiment)


Purple Crazy said...

Gorgeous card, love the colour combo, Thanks for sharing with us this week at Delightful Challenges xx

Leonie said...

How cute! Love all the glitter!!

Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday!

Leonie xx

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! I love the glitter.

Thank you for joining our “Treasured Memories” challenge at Sentimental Sundays .


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Princess Scrapper Stamper said...

Very pretty card, I love the sparkle on this!

Thank you so very much for playing along with us at Totally Stampalicious this week, hope you'll come back next week!


Joy said...

fab! thanks for playing with Bugaboo! Joy DT

Jodie Mackrell said...

lovely card! thank you for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!

Anonymous said...

Love all the sparkle on this card! Love the images too, they are great! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!!

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

Wow, you really incorporated alot into this card...I love the colors and all the sparkly details...great use of the stamp set:)

Donna said...

Magnificent card, with lovely colors and unexpected textures!

leslierahye said...

pretty card! Thank you for joining us at Delightful Challenges!