Stampin’ Up! Seaside Bay Thank You Card for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

It’s time for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop! The theme this month is “Celebrate” and we can interpret this any way that we’d like. I know you will see a lot of gorgeous creations from my team members in the Hop today!

I’m celebrating thoughtful people with my card today (actually one thoughtful person in particular)! I used the beautiful Seaside Bay Bundle and the By the Bay 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper to create this card (available on January 5th for customer orders).

Even though this is my first time using the Seaside Bay Bundle and By the Bay Specialty Designer Series Paper I can confidently say that this bundle and paper go to the top of my list as favorites! The images and the colors in the paper…gorgeous!

I selected a 6″ x 6″ piece of the By the Bay Specialty Designer Series Paper that looks like a shoreline, cut this down and added it to a Coastal Cabana mat, then added this to a Night of Navy card base.

Several die cuts were made using the Seaside Bay Dies. I die cut two large and one small grass from Mint Macaron cardstock and a small clam shell from Petal Pink cardstock. The image of the bird was die cut from a piece of paper from the By the Bay Specialty Designer Series Paper pack…how cool is it that there is a die to cut out this image! I also die cut the clam shell (which opens by the way) from Gold & Rose 6″ x 6″ Metallic Specialty Paper. The die that cuts this clam shell actually embosses a fold line in the shell, for easier folding, and etches a design on the top of the clam shell top. Hopefully you can see this detail in the image below.

Before adhering any of the components onto my card front, I first used the “sand” stamp from the Seaside Bay Stamp Set to second-generation stamp sand along the shoreline using Soft Suede ink. I then stamped the sentiment “You are a pearl rare and precious.” onto a piece of the By the Bay Specialty Designer Series Paper in a wood plank print, also in Soft Suede ink. I used the 3rd smallest die from the Layering Circles Dies to cut out the sentiment label and the label was adhered to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals and placed in the upper right-hand corner of the card front.

The two largest grasses were adhered to the card front on the left side, just at the shoreline and the bird was adhered just to the right of these larger grasses. The smaller beach grass was adhered to the right side of the scene at the shoreline and slightly overlaps the sentiment label previously adhered to the card front. The small Petal Pink shell was adhered on top of this smaller beach grass.

I wanted the gold clam shell to appear darker on the inside, so I die cut a second clam shell from Soft Suede cardstock and adhered this to the inside of the gold clam shell. I folded the shell at the score line created from the die and adhered the clam shell over top of the two larger sea grasses. Multiple small Flat Adhesive-backed Pearls were scattered along the shoreline and a larger Flat Adhesive-backed Pearl was adhered inside of the gold clam shell. Can you see it in the photo below? I also added a small bow from Night of Navy Bordered Ribbon to the card front.

For the inside panel, I used a blending brush to blend Balmy Blue ink across the top two thirds of the panel. When blending the blue ink, I left areas of white to indicate clouds in the sky. With a separate blending brush, I blended Soft Suede ink across the bottom third of the panel. The “sand” stamp was used to stamp sand across this section of Soft Suede to create the shoreline. The sentiment “Thank you for everything” was stamped in Soft Suede ink and the panel was adhered to a Coastal Cabana mat and this unit was adhered to the inside of the card.

The image of the three shells and sand was stamped in Soft Suede ink onto the lower corner of the envelope front, and I used my blending brushes to lightly blend Soft Suede and Balmy Blue over this image. A piece of coordinating designer series paper was adhered to the envelope flap and the excess paper was trimmed away from the flap to finish off the envelope.

This set reminds me of many days spent at the beach, enjoying the warm sun, watching the shore birds dart back and forth along the shoreline and listening to the ocean as the wave’s role in… good memories!

You can download, save and print the pdf tutorial for this card by clicking on the image below.

I hope you enjoyed my card for the Blog Hop today! I know I enjoyed creating it! Let’s get back to the hop! You can click on any of the links below to be taken to that person’s blog or click on the “Previous” button to go to Tara Carpenter’s blog, or the “Next” button to visit Karen Finkle’s blog. Please be sure to take a few minutes to visit each blog to see all of the amazing creativeness from my team members! Have a wonderful day and enjoy the Hop!

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Products used to create today’s card that are available now for ordering are included below along with links to each product that will take you to my online store. The remaining items can be purchased in my online store beginning on January 5.

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