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!