So glad you have joined us for our July Blog Hop!
A group of us who earned the Stampin' Up! Grand Vacation have decided to tickle your creative senses with projects made using 2 of the new 2015-2017 In Colors. (full list of participants at the bottom of this post). We were allowed to use more than that if we wished. But we had to at least include 2 new In Colors. And all I could think was...with pleasure!
I have seen a number of gorgeous cards using the From Land to Sea stamp set and these were my inspiration for the card I have for you today. I paired Tip Top Taupe and Mint Macaron and just randomly coloured a piece of whisper white cardstock using an aquapainter.
|"Painted" Whisper White as a background - ready for turtles!!|
|Black-embossed turtle, fussy-cut from the painted background|
The turtle image was stamped onto this with versamark ink, then black embossing powder was applied and heated.
|Love how each of the turtles is unique!|
|No 2 turtles the same!|
I did have to fussy-cut these guys out....but they look great and it was worth every little bit of effort!! (note - I added a bit of Cucumber Crush ink to the turtles afterwards to give them even more of a realistic look)
The seaweed and fish images from By the Tide set were stamped onto the card front, the inside of the card, and the envelope, using Tip Top Taupe ink, and Gorgeous Grunge supplied some dots. A little bit of sponging was also used to simulate the uneven transparency of underwater. And a single fussy-cut turtle was added to the inside of the card to complete the effect.
|Inside the Card|
My sentiment (from Crazy For You) was embossed with black powder to make it stand out. And my trio of turtles were all popped up using our Dimensionals. And voila! I ended up with a card that I really, really love!
My brother (eldest of us 9 kids) turns 60 next weekend and this will be his Birthday card. The turtles look just like the giant painted turtle that lives at his Lake and I can't wait to send this trio down to wish him all the best!
I hope you have been inspired as you visit the blogs and are enjoying your hop through these wonderful creations. The full list of hoppers is provided below. You won't want to miss ANY of their creations. Trust me!!
Don't forget to leave some comments to encourage the participants. But most of all, I hope you have a wonderful day and a terrific week! God Bless, ~Cynthia <><
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