Thursday, June 23, 2016

Summer By the Sea!

Summer vacation season is in full swing now. Hot, muggy days, mosquito filled nights, but we love the long days and a little less structure in our lives. We used to go to the Outer Banks for 2 weeks every summer. It seemed like it was always the hottest weeks of the year, but when you're by the ocean, who cares!

This week the Stampendous Design Team theme is "Seaside Summer Fun". The perfect theme for this card featuring the beautiful Dreamweaver Sailboat Stencil (DWLG755).

"Summer Sailing"
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
MG09 China Blue Micro Glitter
GM220U Crystal Glitter Ultrafine
SSC1170 Soaring Sentiments
Acrylic Handle

DWLG755 Sailboat Stencil
DWLL332 Picasso Stencil
DWNHB-12 1/2" Brush #12 Natural Handle
DWGHB-6 1/4" Brush #6 Gold Handle

Double-sided mounting paper
My Colored Cardstock - Madras Blue
Memento Ink - Bahama Blue, Danube Blue
Foam tape


Step 1: Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of blue cardstock  in half to form an A2 card

Step 2:  Cut a 3 1/4" x 4 1/2" piece of Double-sided mounting paper and a 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" piece of blue cardstock, attach the mounting paper to the blue cardstock

Step 3:  Place the Sailboat stencil face down on a paper towel, pat the back with VersaMark ink to coat the whole back of the stencil

Step 4:  Remove the release paper from the mounting paper and place the stencil, ink side down on the sticky surface, use a piece of release paper to press the stencil firmly to the mounting paper

Step 5:  Sprinkle the blue micro glitter  in all the openings and rub in gently, brush away the extra

Step 6: Turn the image face down on a clean paper towel and carefully peel the paper off the stencil, making sure to keep the stencil flat on the table

Step 7:  Sprinkle the background with Crystal Ultrafine glitter, rub in gently, and tap off excess

Step 8:  Tape the small opening of the Picasso stencil with removable tape, use a 1/2" stencil brush and blue ink to add some "clouds" behind the sailboat

Step 9:  Cut a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of white paper, use the 1/2" brush to add "clouds" to the sky area and a 1/4" brush to add dark blue ink in the "water" area, adhere to the card front

Step 10:  Adhere the Sailboat to the card

Step 11: Stamp the saying on a 1 1/4" x 1 1/2" piece of white cardstock, brush a little blue ink around the edges, mount on a 1 1/2" x 1 3/4" piece of blue cardstock

Step 12:  Use foam tape to add the image to the front of the card 

Today's list of designers are on the Stampendous Blog.

Happy Creating,


Pam B said...

Wonderful card for the man in your life!

Sabrina said...

Oh beautiful!! I love the sparkle and the layers!!

barbara macaskill said...

LOVE the elegance of this sparkly beauty!! TFS!

Viki Banaszak said...

Sparkle and shine! I love the way your cloud background shows through the glitter.

Stampendous said...

What an awesome card, Louise!! Your work is always so beautiful. Love how the glitter reminds us of a cool ocean breeze!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Dee Adams said...

A very beautiful card!