By the Tide


By the Tide is one of my favorite stamp sets and I use it for so many of my scrapbook pages. However, we have had a crisis in our family this week and I am 800 miles away.  There really isn’t much I can do but offer words of comfort (I hope!) so I went into my craft room and made a card.  This card is going to my brother-in-law who loves the beach.

I will be entering this card into the Paper Players Color Challenge #167 this week: using Midnight Muse, Pool Party and Whisper White.  These colors are perfect for a masculine card!  I wanted to make an easel card because they always make a special presentation. The card base is Pool Party, cut at 10″x 5″ and scored at 5″ and 7.5″. You then make the card base (5″ x 5″) that will be decorated.  I stamped the three images then used the smallest square framelit to cut them out.  I used the next smallest for the midnight muse but thought it needed more color so I used my retired 1 1/4″ square punch for the Pool Party layer, which added just the right amount of color.  I versamarked the shell stamp and heat embossed in Pool Party.  The Midnight Muse ribbon wrapped around the Pool Party base was a really pretty touch that doesn’t distract your eye but adds just the right amount of interest to the card front.

Tip of the Day:  The trick to keeping an easel card  propped up is having a layer on the bottom piece that will allow the card front to stay put.  I versamarked and heat embossed the adorable little Sandpiper stamp from Wetlands, layered it then added dimensionals.  The Pool Party buttons look like sea glass to me so they just had to be used as well!

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set:  By the Tide, Wetlands, Blessings from Heaven
  • Paper: Midnight Muse, Pool Party, Whisper White
  • Ink: Midnight Muse, VersaMark
  • Cool Tools: Big Shot, Squares Collection framelits, 1 1/4″ square punch (retired), Simply Scored Scoring Tool
  • Finishing Touch: Midnight Muse 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, Subtles Designer Buttons, Pool Party Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder

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Keep calm and craft on!