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Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Tuesday, 28 February 2023

Say thank you with Seaside Bay

seaside bay handmade card neutral tones for seaside look

 Here is the last of my Seaside Bay trio of cards.  Today I've gone for a very neutral palette creating a scene with simple stamping and die cutting.  

I stamped the sand first and this stamp includes some seashells, that as a group didn't stand out as much as I wanted for this particular design so I left one and then stamped one to die cut and add after I'd created a border using my trusty Stampin' Up! trimmer with a scoring blade in it to on the reverse scored around the design layer and just off the stamping.  It really makes the actual images stand out even more than the scored card.  I added  other  die cut from gold foil card and stamped images and  I added kraft and white die cut reeds.  

Before adding the design to a base card with stampin' dimensionals I stamped my sentiment and added the bird also on sticky pads.  This is the perfect stamp set for #simplestamping as the stamps are so finely detailed that they look amazing just simply stamped. 

You can see alternative ideas with the By The Bay Suite by visiting my masking techniques post from last Friday or Monday's post showcasing the Seaside Bay stamps and dies teamed with the By the Bay DSP.  

I hope you've enjoyed my ideas for using this fabulous bundle of products.  Check the suite out via the links below.

Happy crafting
Zoe x

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Monday, 27 February 2023

Seaside Bay Delivers Pearls

seaside bay stamps and dies card with pearl embellishment
Hands up who would be happy with a pearl arriving with their birthday card?  Of course this isn't real, but it adds a touch of lux to your birthday card makes especially when used with the beautiful By The Bay designer series papers from the By The Bay Suite in the spring mini Stampin' Up! catalogue.  

When papers have this lovely shimmery gloss you need little else to create a card that pops.  I've stamped the shell with second generation ink as my navy pad is very juicy and I wanted to show off all the beautiful detail the stamp has.  You'll need to judge the inkiness of your ink pad.  A trial on scratch card is always a good start.  

I used the reverse of another sheet of paper to create a matt layer for my die cut and then embossed square to showcase the shell and pearl. Touches of twine and diets and simple sentiments add the finishing touches to a simple but impacting design.  You can make the shell pop more by using stampin' dimensional to make the up part rise up a little.  

You can see a very different design using the Seaside Bay bundle by visiting my previous post about masking techniques

Thanks for popping by and come back soon for another example using the Seaside Bay soon. 

Happy Monday 

Zoe x

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seaside bay stamp and die bundle from stampin up

6" x6" designer series paper By the Bay from stampin up

flat adhesive-backed pearls for craft projects

in color bakers twine pack use to enhance your craft projects

timber dry embossing folder