Stampin’ Creative Global Blog Hop – July 2021 – Summer Dreams

by Kylie

Hello and welcome to the Stampin’ Creative Global Blog Hop! Currently, you’re visiting the blog of Kylie at Stampers Workshop! Thanks so much for hopping with us this month. To see the rest of the blogs in the hop, there’s a list below.

The theme for our July 2021 Blog Hop is Summer Dreams.

I confess it was a little hard to think of Summer Dreams whilst smack dab in Winter. Now, it doesn’t get as cold here in WA as it does in Victoria (from where I moved late last year) but it does still get cold, windy and rainy. I started thinking about Summer and the first thing which popped into my head is the HEAT! I’m not a fan. So then I started thinking about things you do during summer and going down to the beach is one of my favourite things to do – albeit at sunset. Watching the sunset is one of my favourite things to do. A conversation my partner and I had with a man at the beach one summer a couple of years ago then popped into my head. The man had been searching the waters for signs of seahorses. That’s when I decided I had to use the Seascape Bundle for my card.

Here’s the card…

The card is actually pretty easy to create. I created the card base from Coastal Cabana cardstock. I also cut another panel the same size as my card front and die cut one of the shapes from the Layering Diorama die set. I stamped the sand onto a couple of strips of Crumb Cake cardstock and tore along one edge to give a little more interest. Next up was a lot more die-cutting. I cut out some fish, the seaweed/coral and the seahorse. These are all dies in the Sea Life die set. Such a great set. I used Blending Brushes to add colour to all the die-cut pieces. I also added some shading around the edge of my top panel.

The sentiment, from the Seascape stamp set, was stamped in Versamark ink on Polished Pink cardstock and then white heat embossed. I love the look of the white on the pink. I also stamped a few fish in the background to try and create the illusion of a little more depth.

All that was left was to assemble the card. I adhered the base layer items first then popped up the top panel. I thought the card needed one final touch and so I added a coating of Wink of Stella to all of the die-cut pieces.

It’s such a bright and happy card. The colours remind me of summer too, don’t you think so too?

Let’s continue on the hop…

Thank you for visiting my blog. To continue on the hop here is a list of all the participants.

Thanks again for hopping along with us.  I hope you will play along with us too. Be sure to visit all the other blogs as I know you are going to be so inspired by all the wonderful creations!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a great day!

Happy Stamping, Kylie

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Gina Connor - Emerald Kreations July 29, 2021 - 5:52 pm

Beautiful card – I love summer when the sun shines! Those dies are amazing >

Kylie July 30, 2021 - 7:38 am

Thank you so much! 🙂 The dies are so fun to create with! I love them!

Kim Fee July 29, 2021 - 6:36 pm

Utterly gorgeous!

Kylie July 30, 2021 - 7:39 am

Thanks so much, Kim! 🙂

Julie Davison July 29, 2021 - 10:32 pm

Wow!!! I love everything about this! The colors are so “summery”! It’s perfection! You’ve inspired me to get this bundle out and play!

Kylie July 30, 2021 - 7:39 am

Oh, that is such a massive compliment! Thank you so much, Julie! Have a wonderful time playing! 🙂

Tamara Bertram July 29, 2021 - 10:59 pm

LOVE it! Not gunna lie – the Diorama dies kid of intimidate me but you’ve inspired me to get them out of the package. SO pretty!

Kylie July 30, 2021 - 7:40 am

Hi Tamara, I think I was a bit the same as this is the first time I’ve used them too. Hope you do give them a go! Have fun playing!

Emma Goddard July 30, 2021 - 10:14 pm

What a great combo of dies to create this summery scene

Kylie August 1, 2021 - 9:04 am

Thanks so much, Emma! 🙂

Mikaela Titheridge August 2, 2021 - 6:47 pm

Oh my, What a gorgeous card … layout, colour and theme … all so beautiful x

Kylie August 3, 2021 - 11:28 am

Oh, thank you so much, Mikaela! 🙂

Pip August 11, 2021 - 6:35 pm

Oh this is gorgeous!!! I love the seaside and that sea horse is gorgeous, added with the diorama it’s genius!

Kylie August 12, 2021 - 3:03 pm

Thanks so very much, Pip! 🙂


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