Moving right into Monday… it’s Dies R Us day and I have a beachy card to share. You’d think, living so near the ocean, I’d make more beachy cards. I don’t dream of the beach, perhaps because it’s so accessible. However, I do enjoy the beach and I have plenty of beachy stamps and some nice dies to go with them, so a beachy card it is.
I reached far, far into the past for a stamp set that hasn’t seen the light of day for a while. It’s a Lizzie Anne set called “Shore Thoughts”. I don’t think Lizzie Anne stamps are even made anymore. I went all pastel and light and airy right down to the pink seashells. When you’re making it yourself you can do that, right? The gauzy background is an old Stampin’ Up! background stamp called “Cheesecloth”. It’s good to get the old stuff out now and then, isn’t it? I do that a lot.
I framed the pretty seashell stamp with Memory Box Stitched Scalloped Circles. To soften the background so it wouldn’t compete with the focal image I placed a vellum circle inside the frame. My fantasy-pink seashell die cuts which embellish the corner are Impression Obsession Shell Set. There’s more inside with Impression Obsession Mini Shell Set:
Stamps: Lizzie Anne Shore Thoughts, Stampin’ Up! Cheesecloth background (both retired) Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Ink: Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Close to Cocoa, Copics for coloring Accessories: Baker’s twine, Scotch brand foam mounting tape Dies: Memory Box Stitched Scalloped Circles, Impression Obsession Shell Set, Impression Obsession Mini Shell Set