Thursday, September 1, 2016

Serene Scene


I used one of my favorite Sweet 'n Sassy Stamp sets (SNSS) called "The Sea" to create this card. I stamped the image and sentiment with versafine onyx black ink, then heat embossed them with clear detail ep which enabled me to sponge ink on top of it. I sponged with the following Distress inks - Blueprint Sketch, Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar, and Picked Raspberry. I was so pleased with the serene look that I chose some matching pink and blue cardstock and die-cut the panels with Lil Inker stitched rectangle dies. I'm surprised I haven't worn those dies out yet, because I use them more than anything else in my entire craft stash! LOL

I'm sharing this over at the Little Red Wagon Challenge #357 which is "let's get inky."

Thanks for the visit, and I hope your day is as calm and serene as my card :)

Carol

14 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

OMGoodness, Carol, this is just so gorgeous! The colors are amazing. I just found this set as I was packing up my room. I am sure going to use it when I unpack! Thanks for the inspiration.

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Carol, such a wonderful scene - a fabulous card.
Pauline
x
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Heidi Stamps said...

This is super pretty! The sponging is really great! And it is a very nice stamp set!

Jean said...

A wonderful card Carol, I love the beautiful colours and stamps you used.
Jean x

Donna Hanley said...

You did an amazing job with this set. Your color choices were gorgeous. A True Beauty.

scrAPpamondo said...

Awwww.... Such a supersweet and serene card!! I'm just in love with it! Another pin! :D
https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524484444274/
Love so much these colours, the fab image and the sentiment! Your sponging looks wonderful!!!
The nesting rectangular dies with the stitched border are a must have for me. I think that they are really very useful and that with them, perhaps, also me could make more simple card without a lot of embellishments. LOL :D
Have a serene crafty day! Hugs

Barb said...

Oh Carol this is a beautiful moody looking card. I love the colours and what a super stamp too, Barbxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wowzah! What a fabulous serene seaside scene! woo, trying saying that fast!

aussie aNNie said...

Love Crusoe below this post Carol, awesome...but I just Love this gorgeous creation, the colours are just spectacular...beautiful.
Have a great weekend...again, the days are just flying...
{aNNie}

Wendy said...

Beautiful card, Carol! Love the sponging on this pretty image! I'm heading to L&L this morning and will see if they have it there. This has been long on my wish list! I love those stitched dies too and keep forgetting that I have them. Ugh! Thanks for the reminder....I must pull them out! TFS and have a happy day! :)

Mandy Reedyk said...

Gorgeous card! Love the background with your sea scene :)Thanks for playing along with the girlfriends at Little Red Wagon this week! :)

*Vicki* said...

Wow! Such a pretty card Carol! Really love the combination of colors and such a great image too!! Beautifully done! HUGS

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Amazing colors! Such a peaceful card

wannabcre8tive said...

This is gorgeous, I love the beautiful sunset. I have this stamp and I need to ink it up soon.