Tuesday, July 31, 2018

I hope you know how much you inspire me!

 Yesterday was "Mail it Monday" and I sent out quite a stack. I've been trying hard to send out the cards that I make on a more regular basis. That being said....after a few new stamp releases my stash can get quite large again! I like to check Facebook regularly for upcoming birthdays to help get those sent out as well. However, there were a few cards that I WANTED to send out, but my selection wasn't quite right. I fell head over heels in love with the new Words to Live By: Inspire and coordinating Words to Live By: Inspire die because of the uniqueness of the sentiments. 

 I've been dying to get both of these sets inky so it was the perfect excuse! I can feel Summer slipping through my fingers like sand, so I thought I'd better use this set before it's over! I made two {almost} identical cards for two deserving recipients.
To begin this design, I used the Noted: Simply Stitched A2 vertical die cuts using Fresh Snow Linen Cardstock. I blended some Peacock Feathers Distress Ink onto the top using an ink blending tool. I also mixed some of the ink up with water and tapped it onto the panel as well for some added interest. And...you probably could have guessed, but I also spritzed it with some Sparkle Shimmer Spray.
 While those were drying, I got to work stamping and die cutting all of the images from the Fence Line: Summer stamp set. I used my MISTI so that I could easily stamp two of each image since I was making two cards. Once they were all stamped, I die cut them using the Fence Line: Summer die cuts and set them aside.

 I stamped the sand image and then lined the fence up for placement and then got to work stamping the grey portion of the sentiment using my MISTI. I die cut 4 of the Words to Live By: Inspire die cut. I glued two together for each card and then glued it onto the panel. I used white Nuvo drops for the dots for the i's because they are SO small! LOL! I wasn't feeling that patient today! Ha Ha!
 After that was done it was easy to get the rest of the pieces in place. I also stamped some extra tufts of grass, seagulls, and starfish here and there. I want to step inside this little scene and be whisked away for a beach day!
I ended up by double layering the focal panel onto another die cut piece. I also used the larger stitched die for the card front as well so that it would have a double stitched edge! I had so much fun putting these two cards together and will get these popped in the mail as well! Thanks for fluttering by!


Christy Muir said...

I love these cards! They set a perfect mood! I can hear the seagulls and the beach surf! A perfect summer inspiration card! Thanks for always inspiring us with your creativity! Have a wonderful day

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love all the elements and your sponging. You created a lovely beach scene.

Patti H. said...

Gorgeous card, Kelly! Love this set!

Anonymous said...

Now this is right down my style alley. I love the beach scenes and now I have to order the "stuff", but the one die is out of stock, wahhhhh! Love the cards Kelly! Love Love Love them.