Hello hopper! Welcome to what is another beautiful summer day here in New England! Many think it's too hot! I think it's just right!!!
I'm so happy to be hopping with you in our
Coloring Down the Lines Blog Hop
today, but I'm especially happy because Lizzy's back!!!! I missed her beautiful creations!!!! Welcome back Lizzy!
So you will follow from here to Lizzy's blog (like the old days! lol), but first, you're probably here from Helen's blog!!! I love being the bologna in their beautiful stampin' sandwich!!!! Feels so good!
So here's this week's card:
Here is the inspiration photo:
Here are the Stampin' Up! colors:
I went a bit outside of my comfort zone with this one! lol Now if you follow this blog you know I'm a pretty CAS (Clean and Simple) kinda card-makin' gal!!! But I wanted to try what everyone is buzzin' about! And it was worth it!
So this is what's called a "shaker card"! It's a little window with some sort of "shakey" stuffs inside to shake around! Adds a bit of excitement and energy to the card! I thought this stamp set-Seaside Shore-was perfect for this type of card (I'm all about anything beach, ocean, nautical, etc!)!!!
So it's supposed to look like you are looking into maybe a glass tank at an aquarium. Fishes swimming! This was all made with only one stamp set! The really cool texture on the base card is the beautiful new (and already sightly worn!) Seaside Embossing Folder! Love it!!! I've used it both horizontally & vertically! Super versatile! So technically, you can make this card with materials from one of our suites!!! Check it out!
The window was made with our wonderful Clear Window Sheets and the brandy new Foam Adhesive Sheets. I tried to find some sand to put in the middle, but what I had just looked like dirt! So I dug through some retired stuff & found this chunky glitter! Thought it worked for the card! But don't tell anyone I used a retired item! lol (Shhhh, I use it all the time! lol)
So I hope your day goes "swimmingly" and you "just keep swimming"!!!!