Monday, July 29, 2019

Seaside Notions Swap Card

Today I'm sharing the swap card I made for our team. The theme this month was a tic-tac-toe challenge which was an awesome way to get the creativity flowing! It was interesting because as I created the card, at one point I HATED it and was about ready to throw it in the trash! I forced myself to keep going until I ended up with something that I absolutely love! The moral of today's story? When you're ready to throw it in the trash, DON'T! It just isn't finished yet!

Seaside Notions with Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper

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.

Seaside Notions Stampin' Up!

Seaside Notions Stampin' Up!

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. 

Product List
During the month of July, you can get a BONUS coupon to use in August! You'll get $5 for every $50 that you spend!

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!
Facebook Live Paper Pumpkin Alternative July 2019
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!

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