I’ve had a couple of “favorites” since the catalog was released in June. Today, I’m happy to combine two of those favorites in a single project – this page from Maritime Designer Series Paper and this sentiment from Oh My Goodies. I don’t know that these two were “meant for each other” but they certainly pair well here. Here’s my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Beach Tie-in. I understand the “let’s go to the beach” tie-in seems a little weak here, but I was truly inspired by the theme. From the first moment I saw this sentiment, it reminded me of a wall-hanging you might find in a rustic beach house. Oh, and these colors just scream “beach” to me – and not just because they are featured in the Maritime Designer Series Paper.
- Sailor’s Knot – Not. Here’s a great idea – tie a sailor’s knot with White Thick Baker’s Twine as a tie-in to the beach theme. After referencing an online site that teaches knot tying, I successfully tied a couple of great knots (I can probably tie up a boat now), but the knots were teeny-tiny. I decided, instead, to tie-off knots on three strands of the twine. The White Thick Baker’s Twine, by the way, comes as part of the Tag a Bag Accessory Kit – I like the tags but HAD TO HAVE the twine and clips.
- Coloring on Stamps. I’m not the worlds’ greatest stamp painter (I know, I know, it’s hard to believe that I’m not the best – but I’m sure someone is better than I), but I enjoy it every once in a while. With my Stampin’ Write Markers (Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana and Real Red), I took my time painting the borders and words, swiping over the letters one-by-one in one, solid stroke. A couple of big huffs on the stamp to re-moisten the ink, and the sentiment was ready to be stamped. Super-simple!
Stamp Sets: Oh My Goodies Papers: Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Maritime Designer Series Paper Inks: Stampin’ Write Markers (Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana, Real Red) Accessories: White Thick Baker’s Twine (from Tag a Bag Accessory Kit), Deco Labels Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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