Saturday, July 1, 2017

you, me and the sea

Hi, I hope everyone is having a great start to their weekend! The card I made today is for those times when I just want to run away to the water and vacation.

This card was inspired by the sketch in CAS colors and sketches and Little Red Wagon's Three of a kind. The sketch was picked out by Jane and it is her final sketch as a CAS Colors/Sketches DT member. I liked the idea of the seahorses on a blue panel for the water over sand, so that is my color scheme. I started by die cutting the chevron shape at the bottom of my blue panel. Then I took the cut panel and used that as a guide for placing the die on a white cardstock so that it would be at the same angle. The seahorses were embossed with gold EP. This embossing powder is really shiny and beautiful close up.
Then I used versamark ink and a background stamp to create the dot background behind the seahorses. I did a few practice tries with a couple of blue colors instead of versamark but I think that the faint color looks better in this case. I glued both panels onto a kraft top folding card and added the sentiment to the white panel. Now, next time I want to convince someone to go on vacation with me, I can pull this out ;)

Stamps: Hero Arts - color layering seahorse, dot moire bold prints
Inks: MFT - black licorice, Versamark
Dies: Avery Elle - Custom Panels
Embossing Powder: Recollections - Gold

I am sharing this in a few challenges:
CAS colors/sketches #229

Little Red Wagon - Three of a Kind
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Anything Goes

Thank you so much for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful card, Cheryl, I love the CAS design and the embossed seahorses are gorgeous. xx

  2. Great card - really love the versamark/watermark effect of the dots for the background. Thanks for joining us on this weeks CC&S challenge.

  3. Wonderful idea to run away to the sea! Super use of the sketch. Thanks for playing at CC&S.

  4. Great job with the sketch. I like the background you used. Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

  5. I like the pretty color scheme you've chosen; it's perfect for the beach theme. Thanks for sharing your card at CC&S! :)

  6. Beautiful use of the sketch! Thanks for joining in at CC&S this week!

  7. Such a lovely card! Your CAS look is perfect with the little gold seahorses!

    Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

    Small Bits of Paper


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