Saturday, August 31, 2013

By the Sea with SNP

Today's card is also being posted onto the Stamp N Plus blog

The two shell stamps on my card are from the Stamp N Plus store

I stamped the circular shell in Sahara Sand SU ink and the tubular shell with SU's Night of Navy ink. Then I took an Ranger ink blender and distress ink to the edges of each shell. The die cut that the shells are sitting on is from Quickutz, paper is Neenah Solar White and the burlap is from my stash. The blue fabric looking circle is a brad by Fancy pants. I liked the blue color because it reminds me of the ocean and I really thought the card needed a third element to balance it out. You're going to find this hard to believe but here it is, I don't have a beach theme brad in my stash. I know, right. What's the matter with me:)

The sentiment is an epoxy sticker by Cloud 9. It is normally translucent but I decided to place some vellum behind it because I feared the fibers from the burlap would stick to it or that sentiment would be hard to read/make out. Therefore I mounted the sticker on some The Paper Studio/Hobby Lobby vellum and cut it the same size/shape. 

The blue cardstock strip and third background paper is by Stampin Up, the sand colored cardstock is by {or should I say was by} Creative Memories and the patterned paper on top is by DCWV. I thought this card was fitting since it's the last weekend before school starts. 

You can find the shell stamps HERE

Thank you to Stamp N Plus for letting me post on your blog today. 

Stop back tomorrow for the Chalk Ah Lot card also using Stamp N Plus stamps.

Because I can get a box of Michael's pre-made cards and envelopes cheaply about twice a year when they are on sale for 3 for $5 which each package carries 25. Use a stamp {Sea shells} O Scrap {blue cs in the center} Something old {Brad} Something new {Die cut}


  1. A creative, neat card - fab. Thanks for sharing your twist on our challenge this month over at C2CU (Crafts-Too Challenge You). Chris xxx

  2. Gorgeous card Cindy! I love all of the textures and that fabulous background paper! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Hugs, Tammy

  3. Very creative Cindy! Love the worded background the the texture is awesome! You are so clever! Happy weekend to you!
    Thanks so much for joining our "August – OH SCRAP" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
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  4. Beautiful card and design.
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge;-))m

  5. This is my fifth attempt to leave you a well-deserved comment. It seems like there are lots of scripts running on your page - saying google analytics, scrips widgethost etc., and while writing it seems like the page is refreshing itself and everything I've written disappears? Very strange...It never happens when visiting others, that's why I believe it might be something on your blog causing this. I wanted to tell you I love nautical themed cards, and this one's so beautifully put together. The sandy color of the burlap works perfectly with the blue and white color combination of your card...

  6. The burlap and text print are wonderful additions to this fab nautical card. Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

  7. Love it! Great layout & the embellishments are perfect!

    Thank you for sharing with us at The Perfect Sentiment this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  8. A lovely card, thank you for sharing it with us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  9. Hahaha, great reason to love the card shapes!! LOL
    Thank you so much for joining in with our ‘Favourite Shape’ challenge at the As You Like It Challenge.
    Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    As You Like It Challenge,
    ABC Christmas Challenge,
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    The Stamp Basket, and
    Stamp Fairy.

  10. Great card, love the shell stamp, thank you for joining us at happy campers, Pauline x

  11. Lovely card, great embellies, love the burlap piece to showcase your images and sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at The Perfect Sentiment this week.

  12. Awesome! Thanks for sharing at Sister Act Card Challenge.

  13. This is gorgeous - I am very much a seaside girl and just love this au tidal design - thank you for playing along at whimsy challenge this month hugs Judith x

  14. lovely beachcomber card, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  15. Gorgeous card Cindy, love the burlap.
    Thanks for joining us for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

  16. Fabulous card, love all the details on your card! Thanks for playing with us at Shelly's Images!

    Shelly's Images Design Team

  17. Beautiful card - perfect for our challenge over at Stampin' for the weekend. Thanks for playing along & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo


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