Thanks for stopping by and helping me celebrate my 10th anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator this month. I hope you are enjoying my 10 Days of Giveaways! Today is Day 5 and this card is all about my favorite things…
If you follow my blog you have probably learned a few things about me….
#1 – The beach is my happy place!!!
#2 – I live in Maryland on the eastern shore (Known for our blue crabs! Yum!)
#3 – I love embossing folders. (You get a big bang for your buck and they add wonderful texture and dimension to a card.)
Needless to say, I had to have the whole suite collection from By The Bay (found in the Mini Catalog)! I know I will get a lot of use from the Seaside Bay Bundle.
The coordinating By the Bay Specialty Designer Series Paper is just GORGEOUS!!!! I can’t wait to share more projects I’ve created with this paper!
The Seashells 3D Embossing Folder is not part of this suite but it is one of my favorites and it coordinates with the stamp set! (Click HERE to check out more projects I’ve created with embossing folder.)
Some details about today’s card..
- I sponged Shimmery White Ink (retired) on Balmy Blue Cardstock and let it dry before I embossed it with the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder. You can get a similar effect with Wink of Stella which I used on the crab.
- I stamped the crab with Night of Navy Ink then used the Wink of Stella brush to blend the ink on the crab.
- The Natural Finish Ribbon used on my card made my list of My Favorite Things from the Annual Catalog. I love that you can stamp the ribbon! (Click HERE to view another project I stamped the ribbon.)
- I also stamped the vellum with VersaMark and Sahara Sand ink then heat embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder. I used the 2″ Circle Punch (found in the online exclusives) to punch the vellum. It’s a subtle look but adds an extra special touch to this card.
- The inside sentiment is from Happiness Abounds stamped in Night of Navy. I added some Faux Sea Glass in the sand (as that is something I love to comb the beach searching for).
This card is for my sister. Our birthdays are just 2 days apart and we always try to get together to celebrate. I am so excited that she is coming for a visit along with my daughter! Can you guess what I’m making for dinner?….Crab cakes of course!
The inspiration for today’s card came from one I created back in 2019 using the Magnolia 3D Embossing Folder (retired).
Have you seen the NEW Online Exclusive Embossing Folders? The three embossing folders in this pack have basic designs that complement any project. Choose from flowers, hobnail-glass dots, and crosshatch designs.
You won’t find these in any catalog. When you’re shopping online, make sure to check out the Online Exclusives. I was so excited to see that two of the circle punches have returned in the online exclusives! Woo Hoo!
To enter today’s prize drawing leave a comment sharing something you learned from following my blog. (I can’t wait to read these!!!) The winner will receive two of my favorite things…a 3D embossing folder and ribbon. I love using these on projects!
Have you created a birthday card for my card swap??? It’s part of my 10 Days of Giveaways. Everyone who participates gets two for one! Click HERE for all the details.
Have a great day!
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