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Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Wow...there really are some fabulous challenges out there to get the ole creative juices flowing!  I had no idea!  I can already see I'm going to get hooked on them.  Just what I hubby already thinks I stamp too much.  Ha!  I made this card to include the following challenges:

2 Sisters Challenge ~ Anything Goes
A Spoonful of Sugar ~ Lets Get Punchy
Cards for Men ~ Anything Goes (as long as it's male)
Club Anya & Friends  ~ Sketchin' it Up!  (
Crafty Purple Frog ~ Anything Goes
I Did it Creations ~ Surprise Me
Let's Ink It Up ~ Make a Scene
Lots To Do ~ Easel card
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge ~ So Long as it Flies
Pocket Full of Posies ~ Champagne & Roses
Simon Says Stamp! ~ Punch Em'
Simple Doodles ~ Shape it Out
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge ~ Use die cuts or a punch
Top Tip Tuesday ~ Anything Goes

So...onto the card.  I used one of my all time OCL favs.  I realized I don't have any luvy duvy stamp sets but then I thought of this one.  I absolutely love Sandy Sunsets but have never actually stamped the people silhouettes before now.  Sheesh...what was I thinking!?!  This scene will make a beautiful anniversary card!  Hmmm...maybe even retirement?  Happy birthday?  The possibilities are endless!

Two masks were cut out of sticky notes; a circle for the sun and another to cover the beach.  *Hint*  Stamp directly onto your sticky note then cut the mask accordingly but don't discard the piece you cut; you'll use it later to mask the sky.  Once both masks were in place, I sponged Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust and Ruby Red for the sky.  The sun mask was removed leaving the beach mask in place.  The sun was softened by adding the same four colors as before starting with Apricot Appeal.  The beach mask was removed and the sky mask was put into place.  The beach was sponged with Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip.  Itty Bitty Backgrounds was stamped for the sand in Close to Cocoa not inking every time.

The sky mask was removed and the people, palm tree, grass and seagulls were stamped in Black Soot using a Stamp-a-ma-jig.  A white gel pen was used to add highlights to the stamped images.  The second panel uses the same four inks as stated above also using sticky notes for masks.  To tie it all together, I used a black marker to extend the horizon from the main image.

The background "ocean", was sponged with Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy and Night of Navy.  The waves were made with a white gel pen, a mat pack and paper piercing tool was used to poke holes in the corner for the brads, twine was wrapped and tied around the card and the main panel was popped up with Dimensionals.   For the inside "beach" panel, I sponged Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip leaving an area of white to write a greeting.  The sentiment was cut using a Spellbinders die and also sponged with the same three colors.  Both the panel and the sentiment were stamped with Itty Bitty Backgrounds in Close to Cocoa without inking every time.  Another brad was added to the sentiment and it was popped up with Dimensionals.  Everything was layered with Basic Black CS.

Thanks for stopping by!


STAMPS:  OCL Sandy Sunsets; SU Itty Bitty Backgrounds
PAPER:  Neenah Solar White; SU Basic Black
INK:  Black Soot Distress Ink; SU Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Ruby Red, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy, Next to Navy
ACCESSORIES:  Big Shot; Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 2; sticky notes; sponges; Stamp-a-ma-jig; black marker; white gel pen; SU mat pack & paper piercing tool; Bazzill brads; twine from my stash; Dimensionals


sandra's crafty corner said...

wow its great thanks for joining in with our 1 year anniversary, would love it if you would spread the word and give yur blogging friends a chance to win too.
hugs sandra xxx

SuzanneK said...

OMG I love your scene, what a gorgeous sunset. Beautiful stamping. Thanks for joining us at LIIU, good luck Suzanne x

LouDotMac said...

That is a spectacular card!! Very nice job. Its gorgeous!

Good luck in the challenge.

Lou Mac. xo (Creative Craft Challenges #2)

Lynn McAuley said...

I love this gorgeous creation, Tammie!! What a striking card!!

Thank you for sharing it with the Friends for Speedy the Cat in this week's die cut/punch challenge.

tiggertastic said...

Loving your colours on this make, and i have to say

wish you where here .................... :)

a very very special make which is inspiring

good luck in the challenges

sarah-Louise xx
tiggertastic blog

Zoechaos said...

WOW what an amazing talent this is a stunning piece looks wonderful, just want to join the people on beach there. Thank you for sharing with us at Lots to do, hope we see you again soon xx Zoe

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous easel card and a really lovely scene I could do with a bit of that at the moment its raining here. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. with hugs Shirleyxx

Vicki Dutcher said...

Excellent bg for a beautiful scenery card! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

kaos said...

That is one gorgeous card - what a wonderful scene!

Thanks for entering in our first Crafty Purple Frog Challenge!


Patricia St Martin said...

Your card is stunning, I love scenery card you did a beautiful job. Thanks for playing with us at Cards for Men. Good Luck on the Challenge.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW this is FANTASTIC!!! LOVE IT!! Thanks so much for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges. Hope to see you next challenge!

redwasher1 said...

WOW!!! This is stunning!!!
Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

Chris said...

Your white highlights are perfect - I never know quite where to add them. ;) PS. My husband thinks I stamp too much too, what is it with these guys?!

Jaqi said...

Excellent wish i was sat there relaxing , its so dreamy i love it

Shirl said...

Tammie this is my type of card love everything about it. I can just see myself in that scene with Brad Pitt .... did I say that .... meant to say hubby. Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up.
Hugs Shirley x

Shirl said...

Beautiful card love your tractor image and the colouring is brilliant.
Hugs Shirley x

crafty creations said...

Wow your card is simply stunning - thanks also for the "how too" - just love everything about it

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge x Hilda

Neet said...

Love the combination of the blue and orange - lovely image and so delightfully done. Thanks for sharing.

Jeanette said...

I am so impressed with this beautiful card. I live at the beach and I see real scenes just like this. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

Leanne said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! It reminds me of our local beach - its just the same!!

Gorgeous creation!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday - good luck!

Leanne xx

Kendra said...

SERIOUSLY???? OMW! You are the QUEEN of challenges! This card is AMAZING! WOW!

ona_i_ja said...

Wow, this scene is amazing and really romantic. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up this time. Good Luck!
Hugs, Agnieszka

Claire said...

Beautiful card, lovely scene. Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

Maggie's Crafts said...

LOVE IT! Thank you for sharing with us and joining us at TTT at



Rica said...

Beautiful card, brilliant masking and sponging work, fabulous colours and gorgeous image.

Thanks so much for joining us in the Simon Says Stamp challenge.
hugs Heather xx

Lori said...

Romantic card I love that sunset, thanks for joining our For the one you love challenge at the Die Cut Dreams Christmas Blog we'd love to have you back again!

angelwhispers said...

This is beautiful the colours are fab and just love the scene so perfect and so romantic!!

Thanks for joining our first challenge over at The Crafty Purple Frog Love Chanelle xxx

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW this is gorgeous.

Padster said...

Fabulous - thanks for joining us at IDIC this week
Debbie x

Kendra said...

This is a beautiful scene! Just my style! Thanks for sharing with us at Let's Ink It Up!

crafty amy said...

Wow this looks great I love the sponging round the edges :D
Thank you for joining us for the first every Crafty Purple Frog challenge and good luck.


Amy xx

Benedicte said...

wow! your card is gorgeous.
beautiful scene
thanks for joining LIIU
hugs, Benedicte

Donnas Den said...

Great card Tam. Thanks for joining us over at Cards for Men and good luck with the challenge.

Donna x

Rose said...

stunning!!!! he is sure to love it :) thanks for joining us on SD

Tip Top said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining in on the Simple Doodles challenge - hope to see you next time!

Trish Hughes said...

stunning card, love the colors!!! thanks for playing along with SD!!!

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