Wish you were here …

Sweet Stampin’ ~ Holidays

I saw a tutorial recently on a blog and stupidly I forgot to bookmark it so cannot give credit to the person. Anyway it inspired me to make this card which folds flat for mailing but weighs nothing. I had already made the sea portion and this was a small torn off piece that I didn’t want to throw away. This design was the perfect way to use it. I added it to a small piece of cream cs and then added the fussy cut beach chair. Stamp from Inspired by stamping, Seaside set. I embossed the darker blue piece for going underneath and embossed two strips of cream cs for the sides. The large shell came from a Hero Arts set and the smaller shells from a GKD set and all of those I fussy cut before gluing on. I used some opal blaze on all the shells so they have shine and sparkle. The larger shell is popped up so that the easel part will stand properly. Sentiment is from another GKD set. It looks better in reality than on the photo and I am quite happy with the end result.

9 thoughts on “Wish you were here …

    1. Thanks so much. I still have one card left to upload that was the original idea for the ocean and when it is up I will add a photo of the book cover that inspired the ocean. I’m waiting for the challenge to open before I load it.

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  1. As it looks great in the photo, I’m imagining reality is fabulous. This is beautiful! I love all the little details in it and am quite impressed with your fussy cutting all those spaces in the chair. That’s something I never have the patience for.

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  2. Before dies came along I used to do it all the time. I find it a bit more challenging due to hands and eyes but with a mat and a decent knife can still manage it. In the past using my computer and some clip art I made quite a few small pictures for friends by cutting up images and layering them to give a 3d effect. Then I would have them framed and give as gifts.

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    1. That is quite impressive! Knives, including craft knives, and I don’t play well together. I can use them, but it’s never quite as good as it should be and there is often a blood sacrifice before we’re done. Yes, you can laugh. It makes me laugh, but I still try to use them as little as possible.

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