This past weekend, my dear friend Louise Sharp hosted a three-day stamping retreat in Kiama, Australia. I am fortunate that Louise shared many of her designs and surprises with me during the planning of the event, but I was still very sad I couldn’t be there. I designed three projects for her event (I’ll be sharing those on my blog this week) and created a fun video for the group – but it still wasn’t like being there. In all my sadness for missing out, the “Take Me to the Sea” theme at the Global Design Project came at a perfect time. Here’s my simple, solemn card for this week’s challenge:
And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:
- A Beautiful Lighthouse. Is there anything as lonely as a lighthouse? I know they are beacons of safety for ships at sea, but they are also secluded and quiet. I grew up on the coasts of Georgia and South Carolina where I’ve visited many lighthouses. They always feel like a great place to read a book. I stamped the High Tide lighthouse in two colors – Real Red and Gray Granite. The stamp is a two-step combination of two images that layer over one another beautifully. Here’s a look at this beautiful stamp set:
- Simple Accents. The light house is gorgeous, but the clouds and sentiment really add to the atmosphere of this simple card. In all it’s simplicity, the three of stamped images are a beautiful trio that need nothing more. The sentiment is from Blended Season stamp set – available only during August (or while supplies last). I love the sentiments in this set. Here’s a look at the must-have Blended Seasons Bundle: How gorgeous is this white cloud-cover in the background of this scene? Here’s a closer look at this image: Such beautiful texture! The watercolored image is from a snowflake-themed stamp set in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Holiday Catalog called Beautiful Blizzard. I stamped the image in Whisper White Craft ink (slow-drying white ink) and then rolled some edges in the ink for a thicker coverage. Here’s a look at the upcoming Beautiful Blizzard Bundle:
- Coastal Colors. While Real Red and Pool Party are the principal players on this card, Gray Granite plays a very important supporting role. I love this combination of colors (as Nina already knew I would) – they are a perfect combination for this coastal-themed challenge. If you like this combination of Pool Party, Gray Granite and Real Red as much as I do, please save this:
Stamp Sets: High Tide, Blended Seasons, Beautiful Blizzard Papers: Real Red, Thick Whisper White, Pool Party Inks: Real Red, Gray Granite, Whisper White Craft, Basic Black Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Global Design Project site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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