During this hot and humid Iowa summer, I would love to be beside the sea! Well, technically, I would love to be on a beautiful sandy beach, lounging under a coconut tree, watching a tropical sunset. It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!
This week, the talented Joanne has a super fun theme challenge for us: Beside the Seaside! I am living my tropical dream vacation through my card. What will YOU create?
Colors of the Day
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Today’s card features Stampin’ Up!’s Layering Diorama dies. I used them to frame a tropical sunset created with one of my favorite patterns in the Beauty of the Earth collection. This blue pattern is perfect for creating both sky and water. Several stamp sets and dies were used in creating my little scene. For the sailboat and seaweed, I used the Sailing Home set and Smooth Sailing dies. For the palm trees and sentiment, the Timeless Tropical set and In the Tropics dies were used. While I try to avoid using retired products on the cards I post here on The Stampin’ Schach, I did use the retired Textured Essentials set to create the water. For some strange reason, I had never used this set until the card I created for Festive Friday for their last challenge. (You can see this card, HERE.) It’s a keeper, just for “making waves”.
Because every card can use a little sparkle, the seaweed was die cut from the fabulous Be Dazzling 6″ x 6″ Specialty Paper, which is available with a $50 purchase (before tax and shipping) during Sale-A-Bration. Can you believe the new July – December Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration go live in just a few days? Yep…get ready to order on August 3rd!
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