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!


Susan said...

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

Anonymous 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.