Saturday, March 18, 2023

Stamping With Friends March Blog Hop Anything Goes

Welcome to the Stamping With Friends March Blog Hop and this month our theme is "Anything Goes". I love this kind of theme because it means we have the freedom to let our creativity loose and see where it takes us. Our Design Team Members will be sharing their wonderful projects and ideas to help inspire you and hopefully spark your creativity. 
My card design today was inspired by a card I recently saw created by fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Susan Campfield, during her Facebook Live. I really loved the layout that she used for her card and decided to CASE it to create my own version. What is CASE? It means Copy And Share Everything or Copy And Selectively Edit, and it's a wonderful way to find inspiration, especially if you are having a creative block. For my card design, I chose to use the Sea Turtles stamp set with the By The Bay 6"x6" Designer Series Paper to create a lovely clean and simple birthday card. 
Products Used:
Sea Turtle stamp set (item #160500)
Go To Greetings stamp set (item #158763)
Something Fancy Dies (item #160424)
By The Bay 6"x6" Designer Series Paper (item #160434)
Night of Navy Cardstock (item #100867)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Mint Macaron Classic Ink Pad (item #147106)
Night of Navy Classic Ink Pad (item #147110)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Metallics Embossing Powders (item #155555)
2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds (item #159185)
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (item #144108)
Night of Navy Cardstock
Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4"_
Sentiment Label die cut with the Something Fancy Dies 
Basic White Cardstock
Layer 1 - 3 1/4" x 4 5/8"
Sea Turtle stamped and fussy cut with Paper Snips
By The Bay Designer Series Paper
4 Strips - 1" x 3"
I love the soft mix of blues and greens in the designer series paper that I chose for the background and I wanted it to really pop on my card design. For this reason, I chose to use Night of Navy cardstock for the card base and I stamped the small school of fish image onto the background with Night of Navy Classic ink to create a tone on tone design. I arranged the 4 strips of designer series paper onto the Basic White Layer and then added the layer to the card base with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. For the sentiment, I heat embossed the image from the Go To Greetings stamp set using Silver embossing powder, onto a Night of Navy sentiment label die cut with the Something Fancy Dies. I attached the sentiment to the card front with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals towards the bottom right corner. To create the turtle, I stamped the detailed image with Mint Macaron Classic ink onto Basic White cardstock and then flipped the stamp image over to stamp again over the top of the detailed image, making sure to stamp off once on a scrap piece of paper to create the lighter background color. I used Paper Snips to fussy cut the turtle and then attached it to the card front with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals so that it slightly overlaps the sentiment label. I added a touch of sparkle to the turtle by coloring it with Clear Wink of Stella and finished off the card design with several of the 2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds, using the Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen gems. This card is so versatile and I think it would make a great masculine design.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to get creative with your supplies and create your own beautiful designs. It is so much fun to mix and match different products to create your own unique projects.
Please take the time to visit with my fellow Design Team members and see what they have created this month. Just click on the links in the Roll Call List to visit their blogs and journey along our blog hop. We would love it if you would leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects.

If you live in the U.S. and do not have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you with your creative projects. You may also visit my Online Store to place your order and have it shipped to you. 

Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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