ID: MC May16 - Cottage Days  - ECD Summer - Thoughts of You card
size: 5"w x 7"h

Created: May 23, 2016

I was in a mood to do use Designs By Ryn  seahorse & starfish and my newest stamp the fishnet background from Kaisercraft. And the rest just evolved... 

One of the NEWEST "A Way With Words" dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs ("4 Seasons" 4pce die set) available in the near future, designed by Suzanne Cannon (also available HERE). 

I'm also using a quote and sentiment stamps and part of another stamp on the inside from Quietfire Design  and an eCut file available on the Silhouette onLine store

("Remember That The Earth..." 8pce set); ("Life Journey Words" 6 pce set) ("When I saw This..."); eCut ("Cottage Days")


Scored and side folded my cream toned cardstock.

Stamped the fishnet background using Versafine Black Onyx on Bee Paper "Recycled Sketch Paper" and clear embossed. Swiped over it with Distress acrylic daubers "Tumbled Glass" and "Broken China"

Die cut the frame from white cardstock using the 2 largest of the long stitched line dies. Sponged with "Tumbled Glass" and "Broken China", then hit the edges with some "Tea Dye" and "Ground Espresso. Adhered the fishnet background to the frame.

To get the sandy looking border - Applied Sookwang tape around the edges of the card, adhered my fishnet piece, then embossed the border, sprinkling with Distress embossing powders ("Pumice Stone", "Scattered Straw" and "Brushed Corduroy"). Burnished with my finger.

Created some background papers using watercolor paper and Brushos in a multitude of colors... Went a little wild... Then eCut the stamp shapes (if you don't have an electronic cutter, you can fussy cut around your stamped images. I'm lazy though...), stamped with the black and clear embossed the largest starfish and the seahorse. For the smaller starfish stamped with  Distress pads and embossed with Queen's Gold or clear.

Adhered all the elements to my card front.


On the inside: stamped the quote on the left side of the card using the black and clear embossed.

Die cut the word "Summer" from more of the Brush watercolor paper and adhered to inside.

Stamped the word "Memories" using the black and clear embossed.

Another of the Designs By Ryn stamps the sea spray bubbles, also cut from the Brusho watercolor paper, stamped with Distress "Mermaid Lagoon" and embossed with Emerald Creek Hot Stuff "Midnight Sky" embossing powder. adhered to card along with the smallest starfish.

Stamped part of the "When I saw This..." stamp, masking off the upper section, using the black and clear embossing.

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