Seashore Sketch – CCMC #249

This week’s challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary is to use a sketch.

Now I’d like to think it was just a case of following the sketch and… ta da… job done! Ha, ha! Things are never that simple, well at least not for me. If I tell you I started with a green/yellow/white idea and then progressed to using papers from the Print Poetry stack, you’ll wonder how I ended up creating this:


I’m wondering too! I can only blame it on my current seashore obsession. I stamped the seashell on to the Whisper White using Marina Mist, then layered up all the papers, using the sketch to assist, before running the ribbon across. I stamped the label, taken from the Pop-Up Posies kit, and then added the seashell and starfish images. I’ve curled these too give a bit of added dimension. I also used Dimensionals to apply the label.



Love this beachy colour combination and adore the little pearls.

Supplies Used


Designer Series Paper Stack #117157 (Neutrals)

Designer Series Paper Stack #117152 (Subtles)

Getting started cardstock (Whisper White)  (Marina Mist) #121700

Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper #127540 (S-A-B)


Just for You (Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit) #131395 (Spring)

By The Seashore #126532


Classic Stampin’ Pad  Marina Mist #126962 Early Espresso #126974 Pumpkin Pie 126945

Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack #130812

Pop-Up Posies Designer Kit #131395 (Spring)

Pearl Basic Jewels #119247

Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430



Making a man card

I do find man cards tricky to make. However, Stampin’ Up! have lots of lovely goodies that make the job a little easier and I am very pleased with my first SU card for a man.

P1030343The bunting is cut free-hand. Using the Polka Dot Parade in Marina Mist I’ve punched out 1″ squares, folded them in half to find the midway point and then cut them into triangles. The ribbons are 3/4″ strips which I’ve cut into. All the edges have been inked. I used a hot glue to stick the flags down and then added little blue buttons from my stash in between each piece.


I stamped the R onto Whisper white and punched it out using the 1″ circle punch. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to mount it onto the Scallop circle, punched from Sahara Sand, and then used more dimensionals to apply this to a square of Polka Dot Parade. All the pieces, including the bunting were edged with Early Espresso.


Supplies Used


Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper (Marina Mist) #126902

Getting Started Cardstock A4 (Whisper White) #121700

Cardstock, Neutrals Collection (Sahara Sand) #121699


1″ Circle #119868

1″ Square #124094

1 3/4″ Scallop Circle #119854


Notable Alphabet #126357


Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430

Classic Stampin’ Pad (Marina Mist) #126962

Classic Stampin’ Pad (Early Espresson) #126074