Hello & Welcome.
This week the Paper Players have a theme challenge: #552 Beside the Seaside.
I love the beach and though I haven't been in a several years I just had to play along with this challenge.
I'll also be entering this for the NBUS#29 challenge.
Stamp Set: Seas The Day (Hero Arts).
Card Stock: Gorgeous Grape, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Whisper White*-retired. SU
Designer Paper: Purchased at Hobby Lobby and used HERE last year on a non-traditional Christmas card.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bermuda Bay
Other: Various Copic Markers, Circle Dies, Glitter and foam tape.
I'm also sharing a "bonus" card today just because it's beach themed. This card was done with absolutely no stamping whatsoever.
Card Base is Crumb Cake, Small Punched Stars are More Mustard
The rest of the card was made using, Stickers! I've had them in my stash for years and thought they would make a fun card. The sticker set came with one long strip that I used for the left portion of the card. I also used some Mics Spray (Tim Holtz) to spritz on the stars and the right hand side of the card to look a bit like sand sparkling on the beach although it's hard to see it in the photo.
The sticker set also had several tag stickers so I picked one of them and looped some blue gingham ribbon through it and mounted it with foam tape. A quick, simple but fun little card.
Do any of you ever use items like stickers or ephemera to create cards instead of stamping? Do you think it's still creative? I always feel as if I'm "cheating" a little when I do that but I still like the cards.
That's it for today's cards. I hope you have enjoyed your visit.