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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Beach Life

May not look like it but there are a few techniques going on in this card.  First I did what I call "acrylic block color".....get out one of your acrylic blocks press different color ink pads on it.  for this one I used Ranger Distress inks peeled paint, forest and mustard seed then I spritz it with Perfect Pearls mist.  Next is easy just press the inked block to the paper and see the fun colors especially if you had spritz with PP mist because that just adds so much sparkle and shine.  Anyway I did that four times on my card.  Stamped boat scene with black archival jet black ink over the blocks of color.  Embossed birds with Colorbox black embossing ink and heat embossed them onto card.  Heat embossed the shells on a piece of cardstock I had colored with oil pastels that just matched the color scheme of this card perfectly.....go figure it all worked out.  Cut out the shells and mount with pop dots in the bottom corner of the card.  Add some gold sparkly brads and viola.....a card is done. 
All stamps and cardstock are from Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps! a Heinrich Company

Entering this card in following challenges:
1.  Speedy TV Tutorial #4 - heat embossing
2.  Fashionable Stamping Challenges - nature
3.  Craft a Scene - beach
4.  That Craft Place Challenge Blog - green


  1. Sue, this is so cool! I love how it turned out. Need to try this technique myself.

  2. Hi Sue, I love the technique you have used on this card, looks wonderful. Great images and perfect for our Nature Challenge.
    Thanks for joining us at FSC
    Avril x

  3. Wow that is one awesome card!!! I love your embossing. Thanks for joining us at Tutorial Time

  4. Sue,
    What a wonderful card - love all the techniques!

  5. FANTASTIC! Love your combo ov techniques! Thanks for joining us at Tutorial Time at SpeedyTV this week

  6. Sue, This is just superb! love all the techniques you did. This picture is truly a piece of art work that should be framed~Just Stunning!

  7. What a gorgeous beach scene Sue,

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Craft a Scene this month.

  8. Sue, that's beautiful!
    Hugs and smiles

  9. Awesome project. Lets see a tutorial on this. AWESOME!! Thanks for joining TTSTV.

  10. Hi Sue, love the techniques that you have used...I haven't tried the acrylic block technique yet, but I love the idea of spraying with PP mist...definitely on my to do list!
    Thanks for joining in our nature theme at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight
    Dot x

  11. A stunning piece of artwork Sue and just perfect for our theme.

    So nice to see you like using the block technique as well. I introduced it to some new crafters in class last year and the ladies thought I had lost the plot until they saw the results they achieved, then they were hooked.

    Thanks you so much for joining us at Craft a Scene challenge this month.

    B x

  12. Fabulous seaside feeling. Great stamping. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

  13. Cool card. I love this technique. Thanks for trying the Tutorial Time on SpeedyTV technique and joining the fun. We hope to see you again next week.

  14. Amazing nautical card Sue and the background came out beautifully!

    Thanks for joining the Fashionable Stamping Challenge :))
    Hugs, Joanna xxx

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  15. This is such a great design and wonderful beach scene. Thanks for joining us this month at Craft a Scene. NancyD

  16. This is gorgeous... dreamy and wonderful. I love it!

  17. Beautiful Sue love all the different techniques especially love the finishes product, stunning.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  18. Fabulous card! I love the acrylic block technique and it looks wonderful here as a base for your scene. Thank you for playing along at Craft a Scene!!

  19. Hi Sue
    The colour block is gorgeous and colours are perfection for your theme.
    There is a sense of peace and rest from your design.
    Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.

  20. How the way you created it!

    thanks for joining at FSC!

    xxx Ellie xxx

  21. Wow gorgeous card, love the stamp. Lots of inking and distressing, stunning. Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place Challenge Blog :-) Kerry x


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