Thursday, March 22, 2018

Stampin' Up! So Many Shells, High Tide, Colorful Seasons Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop


Hello again...yes, that's a long title, but my post won't take long! It's that time to hop along with some great crafters again. I am grateful to Amy and all the others who put much time and thought into it. Our theme today is based on three colors, Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist and Basic Gray.
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The technique I'm using is called "retiform". It is one of my favorite techniques. This one is made by marking off the sections lightly with a pencil once I layed the stamps on top of the mat. Once I had the lines drawn, I used a long piece of card stock to sponge the sections, making sure I went heavier on the edges. Check out You Tube for various tutorials. AND, since this is a beach themed card, I'm entering it in Cardz4galz Challenge #67.


My card base is Basic Gray (4 1/4" x 5 1/2"). I cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock for the mat (4" x 5 1/4"). Everything is sponged in Lemon Lime Twist and all the stamping is Dapper Denim and Basic Gray. 

The shells are from the So Many Shells stamp set, as is the sentiment. The sling back chair is a two-step stamp from the Colorful Seasons stamp set. I used Basic Gray and Dapper Denim for that. The drink is from that same set. It's a miracle that the birds from the High Tide stamp set didn't knock that drink over as they were walking across the card!

For the inside, I stamped everything in Dapper Denim on a mat of Lemon Lime Twist. I used another set of birds from High Tide, along with the sea grass and sand. The sentiment is from Colorful Seasons.



If you have any questions about my card, please leave a comment with your email address. In the meantime, I hope you'll click on the names listed below who have participated in the hop. If you click on the "Next" button you will be taken directly to Julie Johnston's work of art. You can also click on any name below to go directly to that site.


Karen Finkle - you are here!





16 comments:

  1. So pretty! Great job sponging the panel, love those beach images too! :)

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  2. So fun! Love this technique and the silhouettes are perfect! :)

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  3. What can I say? :-)
    You did a great job with at technique. Love your images. And, yeah, gotta watch those birds! I espcecially like your inside treatment.

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  4. Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to stop by on behalf of Cardz 4 Galz.

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  5. Great example of the retiform technique and use of the challenge colors. I like the way you combined the different stamp sets.

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  6. Great technique! Great use of the colors!

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  7. I love this technique as well, great job. Good use of the colours.

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  8. Nice card, Karen. Love the combination and layout of the images.

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  9. Nice card, Karen. Love the combination and placement of the images you used.

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  10. A great card. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz. Sian.

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    1. It was my pleasure to be able to play. Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. This is beautiful! I really like the retiform technique! Thanks for sharing that. I love the serenity of this card. So calming and beautiful. Thanks for sharing your beach themed card with us at Cardz 4 Galz! - Chris, DT

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a wonderful comment, Chris.

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  12. Thank you to all my team members who stopped by.

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