Tuesday, June 12, 2012

By The Sea

I wanted to share this card using a stamped image from Impression Obsession called Beach House (H1868).  It is another one of those lovely ocean scenes they carry that I love and it makes a beautiful card front.  I stamped it in black and colored it with markers.  I fussy cut around it and layered it on craft paper with the corners rounded and the edges inked.  I added this to a blue layer and a striped layer on a craft card base.  

I started this card on Saturday when I was with my friends at the scrapbook store, but didn’t quite finish it.  I wanted to add something special to the front to cover up a mistake and I thought I had a metal ring that would work.  I was wrong.  That wasn’t going to stop me from still getting what I had pictured.  I tore the cardboard top off of a spool of ribbon and cut the center out with a Spellbinders’ Circle Nestability.  I rubbed VersaMark ink on it and added Super Thick White embossing powder from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  After heat setting, I added another layer, giving it a thick, dimensional look.  I added strips of 1/4" Double Sided"Tear-ific" Tape and Collegiate Garnet glitter, also from SNS.  I tied it on with some craft hemp string. 

Thanks for visiting!! 

E. Marie 

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz Challenge #22 – Travel      
Creative Card Crew Challenge #12 – Song Inspired (Row, Row, Row Your Boat)
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #220 – Water Everywhere
Paper Play Challenge Week 23 – Back to Kraft Basics
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #136 – Summer Time
CCW May Mini Challenge - Travel/Holiday theme
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday # 173 (FTTC 173) - Father’s Day
Craft Your Passion Challenge #114 - Anything Goes


Shirley said...

Marie, that is a fantastic card!! The house is looking really in need a visit!! How creative with the faux life preserver and the BG DP is perfect for it too! You are early this time!!! ;-) Thank you for playing and good luck in the drawing too!!

Cat's sCrap said...

Beautiful card. Wonderful work of colours on your picure. Congratulations !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Debs said...

Fab card - stunning image and so many wonderful techniques.
Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is just awesome Marie. Your layout is fantastic and your colouring is great. Thank you so much for joining us at Creative Card Crew this fortnight and good luck.


Sandra H said...

Beautiful card Marie, the scene is gorgeous and a beautiful layout:)x

Kruemel said...

Love your fabulous water card and all its details!

Thanks for playing with us at Cute Card Thursday this week.

Kathrin aka Kruemel

Brenda said...

What a beautiful job you did on this one.... I want to be there :)
Love the addition of the lifesaver on the front !!!

carol said...

lovely card, thanks for sharing with CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

Katie said...

Great card! Perfect background paper and love the life preserver and hemp knots. Thanks for describing how you made it, very cool. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Awesome card, love the life preserver. The wonderful image is colored so beautifully !

Carissa said...

Great little scene and the embellishment is perfect too. thanks for playing along at Charisma.
Carissa :)

April said...

This is so pretty! I love the life saver. great job!

Sarah said...

love this nautical look and the blues look great...lovely colouring! Thanks so much for joining in at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Sarah.

Cathy Clouston said...

Very nice! Thanks for joining Craft Your Passion this week! :)

Cathy Clouston said...

Very nice! Thanks for joining Craft Your Passion this week! :)

Sarah's Little Snippets said...

A lovely nautical card Marie and what a great idea to make a life belt! Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Craft World :) Sarah x

Barbara Bruder said...

I really love your card. The scene is really great and your coloring is super. Really like the stamp you used.

Scattychick said...

Really lovely card thank you for joining us at Creative Craft World x

Beate said...

Lovely Father's Day card!
Thank you so much for participating in the Timeless Tuesday Challenge.
Have a great week!

Tinkerella said...

Hey there,

thanks so much for joining the Creative Card Crew on this week's Challenge "Inspired by a Song"!

Make sure to check back to see who'll be drawn as Top Three and who'll be our Winner.

Hugs and good luck, Elisa (DT)

Ali said...

Lovely card - I love the contrast of the nautical white and blue with the kraft card and your inventiveness in creating the life-ring.. it works SO well! :)

Thanks for joining in the mini challenge at Creative Craft World.