Happy July 4th! Got big plans? Whatever they are, may you have fun and be safe… Today’s card is made with Stampin’ Blends & Alcohol for the basic background, the Seascape stamp set and Picture this Dies.

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The background was made on Vellum by adding color sporadically then spritzing with 91% alcohol. When using this alcohol, make certain the area is well vented. It is very strong! I wish I had taken a picture of just the Vellum & inks, before stamping on it. The piece was very special. So, why did I cover it…. who knows… but I do like the end result. Colors used to create the background were Dark Night of Navy & Dark Cajun Craze, both Stampin’ Blends, and as mentioned earlier, spritzed with 91% alcohol. Once dry, I mounted it with liquid glue onto a Basic White card piece.

I die cut a piece of Basic White using the Picture this Dies and used that to show where I needed to stamp. As mentioned earlier I used the Seascape stamp set to create the images: Garden Green ink for the tall lanky seaweed; Calypso Coral for the coral, and Crumb Cake for the fish (they are hard to see and are in the bottom middle window!). I laid this aside to dry – the seaweed took some time as it is a semi solid stamp and the ink pad a bit inky. Once dry I put dimention on the back of the Basic White ‘frame’ and mounted it over the Vellum. This whole panel was then adhered to Misty Moonlight card stock with liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment using the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set on a Basic White strip, fussy cut the ends then added it to another Misty Moonlight strip and did the same treatment for the ends. This got dimensionals and was added to the card front. Three Blue Adhesive-backed fems were added and the card front was done!

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For the inside, I added a strip of the Blends-treated Vellum that I had trimmed from the basic piece to a Basic White panel and that was it. The panel was added to the inside of the card with iquid glue.

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For the envelope… I took a piece of Misty Moonlight and ran it through the Painted Texture Embossing Folder, then added it to the envelope flap and trimmed it to fit. I used this embossing folder as I wanted it to look like rumbling sea 🙂 For the front of the card I stamped the fish using Calypso Coral ink, then the bubble stamp with Misty Moonlight ink – a school of fish! And the card was done.

Fun project! I hadn’t used the Picture This Dies before, nor have I played enough with the Seascape bundle. Card cuts will be listed at the end of this post. Products for todays project are from the 2021-22 Annual Catalog. They may be found in the list below. I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY NEW HOST CODE for July – 4TKMUNQH . When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another.

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DSP Sale 2021
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155841130BEAUTY OF THE EARTH 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155696131BLOOM WHERE YOU’RE PLANTED 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155499131HAND-PENNED 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
152494132IN GOOD TASTE 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$21.00 USD | 29.00 $ CAD
$17.85 USD | 24.65 $ CAD
155817132IN THE WILD 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155807132PANSY PETALS 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155605133SWEET SYMMETRY 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155718133TIDINGS OF CHRISTMAS 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155686134YOU’RE A PEACH 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
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Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Inspire. Create. Share. No0thing beats a homemade card.

Card cuts:

Misty Moonlight – card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 + 2 1/4 x 6 for envelope flap

Basic White – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 (used for the card front). 4 x 5 1/4 (2) (one for baking the Vellum & one for the inside) + scrap for sentiment (3/8″ wide)

Vellum – 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, trim after creating the Blends/ Alcohol gorgeousness to 4 x 5 1/4