Wednesday, August 12, 2015


It's Wednesday again and that means it's time for another What If? Wednesday challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week it is Sun, Sand, and Surf.  Fun, right?
Here is my summery card:
 I started our with Repeat Impressions' "9016W. Sandcastle", then stamped "4109W Sand Dollar" on the background piece to give it some subtle pattern.  Check out those letters!!  I'm just in love with how they turned out.  Here's a close up:
I colored a strip of scrap white card stock with a brown Spectrum Noir marker, then swiped some aqua mist ink directly from the ink pad below the brown.  I sponged on a bit of medium blue to tone down the aqua and add "waves" with a darker blue marker and a white gel pen.  Then I taped my letter dies in place and die cut them from the strip.  I also die cut the letters from white card stock 3 times and layered all four sets together to create some depth.  Did I mention that I love how it turned out?  It's so fun.  
Head on over to the House blog and see how the rest of the DT interpreted this challenge.  Their cards are pretty fabulous!

Cards Galore--anything goes
Pattie's Creations #113--anything goes
Crafty Calendar Challenge--bingo (I went with the center row: die cuts, kraft, blue)
Craftin' Desert Divas--keeping cool
Paper Girls #85--Large letters
I used the sketch from Hanna & Friends and then realized I didn't have a "living creature" on the card which is part of the rules, bummer!
Frosted Designs--metal/metallics (metal star brads)
Brown Sugar #158--anything goes
Fussy & Fancy #145--Lazy Summer Days
Jo's Scrap Shack #100--anything goes
Creative Fingers #89--anything goes
Wags n' Whiskers #160--Frame it out
Sweet Stampin'--anything BUT a birthday card
Eureka Stamps #153--Hot, hot, hot!
Sweet Stamps #234--Anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers #145--warm summer colors
Fashionable Stamping #102--seaside or beach

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "9016W Sandcastle" and "4109W Sand Dollar"
Dies: Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large"; PTI lowercase letters; MFT sunshine
PTI: Aqua Mist card stock, ink and grossgrain ribbon


joy said...

love, love, love this image! I love the sunshine and how you created the subtle background.

joy said...

love, love, love this image! I love the sunshine and how you created the subtle background.

Beth Brovold said...

What a fabulous summer scene...I love that you made your own paper to fit your theme!! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy "Lazy Summer Days"!
Take care,

crafty said...

Those letters are really very good. Lovely card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Eureka Stamps. Mary

Kellie 0:) said...

Thanks for sharing your awesome creation in this week's 100th Funday Friday at Jo's Scrap Shack

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Heather this is beautiful! I love anything that has to do with the beach and ocean. Thankfully for me, I live down at the beach :)
Truly love your card! The letters are so awesome, you did a fantastic job on those! Thanks for taking part in our 100th Funday Friday challenge! Have a great day!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Thordis said...

Such a beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week :)

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Totally fab and beautiful design. Love the details and image. Thanks for your entry in our challenge at Frosted Designs!

Byrd Street Studio said...

Wow,Heather, you really captured the beach in this card especially with the colors. I love them, the sand and water make me long to be back in FL. Thanks for participating in our monthly challenge at Frosted Designs!

Cass said...

Fab summer scene. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
Cass xx

karalschuknecht said...

Beautiful card. I love this color combo. Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps. It's fun to see everyone's take on HOT. Karal DT

Susan Sudbury said...

This card is wonderful!!! You did an amazing job with the letters! I love the color combo ..... so cool and relaxing on a hot summer day :) Thanks for sharing with us over at Creative Fingers :)

Sandra DeFalco said...

Thanks for playing in our "ANYTHING GOES + Image" Challenge #113!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Unknown said...

Love the layout and the gorgeous colours. Those letters look great. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes August Challenge and Good Luck! xx

Dawn said...

Sorry for the late comment but life has gotten in the way a little bit! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Eureka Stamps! I hope you can play along this week too!
Dawn DT xx

Diane said...

Very pretty...nothing screams summer like a sand castle....and this one is fabulous! Thank you for joining us at "Fussy and Fancy" for our "Lazy Days of Summer" challenge!
Diane FAF DT

Beverley said...

Great card. Love the sandcastle. Thanks for joining in our "BINGO" challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
Bev x


Lovely creation! Wonderful scene!
Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore August Challenge "ATG".

Ink Art Designs said...

Great card Heather! The letters turned out brilliantly.
Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
Dot x

Jo said...

Fabulous....gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
hugs Jo x

I have a birthday candy on my blog if you'd like to join in.....
You can find my candy here

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Challenge.

Helen x