OK… I resisted the By the Tide stamp set just about as long as I could! The stamp set found on page 19 of the current Mini Catalog just kept calling my name, LOL! Living in Florida, it’s just one of those shore things you can’t ignore!
Today’s first card feature yesterday’s Water Dribbles Technique and the By the Tide stamp set. Both card designs are very quick and easy… hope you like them!Have you played around with the water dribbles technique yet? I’m thinking it would make a fabulous grunge background… or masculine background for a Fathers’ Day card… hmmm.Script from by the tide was stamped in Night of Navy onto the prepared water dribbled background. The nautical anchor from the Nantucket Oceanside Inn was stamped directly onto the card surface and then onto a scrap of card stock before punching using a 3/4” circle punch. Don’t you just love your punches for making cards?? The tiny seahorse was inked with calypso coral ink and stamped DTP and onto a scrap before fussy cutting and adding to the card front with stampin’ dimensionals (aka pop dots). The second card was really, really quick and easy! The images were stamped DTP and after adding ribbon, layered stamped and punched images were added to the upper left corner. If you look closely at the ribbon embellishment, you’ll see that the Nantucket Oceanside Inn “Anchor” was punched again using the 3/4” circle punch and layered onto a calypso coral 7/8” scallop circle punch. The last layer is actually a scrap of very vanilla card stock which was sponged with night of navy ink after punching with a 1” circle punch.
Today’s tips for paper crafters…
The ribbon was attached DTP (direct to paper or card stock) with SNAIL adhesive. Remember that ribbon tip (and others) I shared back in January 2010? Simply place the ribbon onto an empty (or partially empty) sheet from your stampin’ dimensionals and run the double sided adhesive down the length of the ribbon. When you remove the ribbon from the dimensional sheet, the excess will shrink towards the ribbon leaving the edges clean!
I hope you enjoyed today’s duo by the tide, and I look forward to reading your comments!
Two by the Tide and Water Dribbles Card Share