The key to turning this card around was that seahorse! Can you believe I wasn't even planning on using him? I was focused on the Mosaic DSP and Embossing folder but then thought of the seahorse and it took on a completely different feel! To keep it from being too busy, I grounded all the focal point pieces together by adding the tree ring from Rooted in Nature as the base. At first glance, it even looks like a large sand dollar...but it's not! I just inked it up in Sahara Sand ink, stamped it on my scratch paper and then stamped it on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock to get that subtle image. The seahorse was colored in with Calypso Coral Blends, which coordinate so nicely with the Terracotta Tile cardstock! The seahorse, sand dollar and sentiment (from Rooted in Nature) were all stamped in Early Espresso ink.
Here are all the products I used on the card. You can purchase them simply by clicking on each image which will bring you to my online store.
Free stamps! Yay!
Speaking of free stamps, there's an AMAZING deal going on during July and August where you can get $155 worth of product for just $99! You can find out more here. I'd love for you to become a preferred customer and get the discounts, but if you're not ready, you can use this month's hostess code KHM4JECD for a free gift from me.
If you like the beach theme of today's card, be sure to join us Wednesday at 2:00 CDT for this week's Facebook Live!
I'll have some Paper Pumpkin alternative projects and several more fun beach themed projects for you! Each of these projects will have it's own post this week so you don't miss out on any of the details!
I hope you enjoy creating this summer and thanks again for stopping by!