Thursday, May 29, 2008

Another Shore Treasures Card
Can you tell I really like this soon-to-be-released set from Clear Dollar?! And since we're off to Delaware for our annual beach vacation come July, I'm REALLY in the mood for some shore & ocean-themed images! Now I don't normally name my cards, but I've just gotta call this one "Dancing Starfish"! I just love how this little guy is shaped...just another unique touch that Clear Dollar puts on ALL their designs!

For this card, I started with an apple-green base (Bazzill) and roughed up the edges with my distresser tool. I then stamped the starfish across a watercolor paper strip using Timber Brown Staz-On ink. After watercoloring each fish, I added some turquoise Stickles to the centers, roughed up the edges of the strip and attached it to the upper half of a light blue cardstock panel. Using the wave image included in this stamp set, I stamped out a background on the blue panel using Stampin' Up's Bordering Blue ink. After distressing the panel edges, wrapping it with a two-tone satin ribbon, and matting it on black cardstock, I attached it to the front of the green card using a black mini brad in each corner. Next, I stamped out my message (also part of this stamp set) in the brown Staz-On on a die-cut file tab (Quick-Kutz die using moss and white cardstock). I poked a line of holes with my paper-piercing tool along the top edge of the tab, then centered 3 Dew Drops right above the message. Attached the tab along the left edge of the card, just below the ribbon, and that's that!

And now for a break from all this posting and typing, I'm off to my son's baseball game. I've got one more sneak peek tomorrow, and then - lucky me - I get to start working with the Clear Dollar JULY releases! Have a great evening!


laurie said...

I love that 2-toned ribbon and how you made that starfish dance! The sparkle is divine and just adds such a tropical feeling to the whole card!

Jenn said...

Very sweet card, Erin! Love the beachy feel.

Kim Gasper said...

Lovin' all your beach themed cards! So summery and just feels relaxing!

Jane said...

Very cool! I ended up really loving this set as well. It was very easy to work with. Love the dew drops on here.


Julie said...

lovely card, makes me think of a walk by the sea on a breezy day