Friday, July 13, 2018

Stamp Off High Tide Beachy Challenge

Welcome back to our Stamp Off challenge,
posted every other week!

This week, Buffy, Susan and I are getting beachy.
We have many wonderful "beachy" stamp sets,
that enable us to unleash our creative efforts.


I didn't get overly fancy for this challenge.   I picked the
High Tide photopolymer set on page 145 for several reasons;
the sentiments are wonderful, you can create lovely cards,
and I find it very peaceful to stamp with this set.   The images
are beautiful and easy to combine, while you imagine
yourself laying on a beach, looking up at a lighthouse.

In this example, I used Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, 
Berry Burst and Tranquil Tide inks.  To add some technique,
 I ran the completed/stamped card through the Big Shot
Subtle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (p 223) twice,
once in each direction.  I feel that this makes the card
look like it was painted on canvas.   Below is a similar card,
that was not run through the Subtle Texture Impressions
Embossing Folder, for comparison.

I find the first card more attractive, because the embossing adds
more interest to the "painting".  I did not add a sentiment
to the front of the first card, because I wasn't sure how it would
look after being embossed.

Thank you so much for stopping by this week.
Buffy and Susan are poised and ready to show you
more beachy goodness!

3 comments:

Susan Horr said...

Funny. My card is a cross between your card and Buffy's. I love this card!

Buffy Cooper said...

I LOVE this card, Jackie. The Subtle embossing folder makes it look like it's on a canvas. So pretty. (And I also thought it was funny how Susan had elements from both our cards.)

Deborah Smart said...

You're right - that Subtle EF does make the cardstock look like canvas! (thanks for that push to order it!) Gorgeous card, Jackie. I quite like it with no sentiment - the focus is on the beautiful scene.