I know it’s ’tis the season to be jolly and I should be showing you holiday cards. But, I had a recent demonstrator challenge swap and Seaside Notions was perfect for it! The theme was “by the sea”. My card is more “in the sea”, but it definitely has that coastal look and colors. It was a nice break to stop holiday crafting for a moment and do something different.
The card is really just a collage of the stamped images colored with Stampin’ Blends. To make it look more realistic like the sea, I used multiple colors on each stamped image to give them a watery look. The coral pieces were more than I was ready to fussy or scan & cut, so I stamped those in Smoky Slate on the background. The “sea” was created by stamping off Balmy Blue using the Birch background stamp. After stamping all the images, I embossed the background with the Subtle Textures folder. It gave everything that watery look I was after.
I loved the way it turned out. I am now encouraged to use this set and make a holiday card with it! We’ll see how that turns out!