By the Tide

By the Tide, Stampin' Up!

I wanted to use some products I hadn’t used for awhile, so I pulled By the Tide off the shelf last night. I think it must have been subliminal, because we had stuffed crabs for dinner and I was thinking seafood. (Doesn’t that lobster image just make you want to put on a big and have a feast? Or is it just me?)

I inked the seaweed image with Hello Honey, then sponged some Tangelo Twist over it before stamping on Whisper White. After I die cut a deco label frame in Lost Lagoon card stock, I stamped the seaweed repeatedly over the edges.

The seashell has given me a lot of trouble in the past. My grandmother had a conch shell that we loved to play with. It was fun to “hear the sea” when we pressed our ears to it. But she was always afraid we’d break it, so we had to be really sneaky. But, seriously, how can you be sneaky when you’re trying to use the shell as a horn? At the first “BRRRRRRRRRRRP,” she’d come after us and take it away. Anyway, inspiration struck this time when I drew upon childhood memories. I stamped the image with Calypso Coral ink on Blushing Bride card stock (my two favorite colors!), and I love the way it looks. And while a lot of stampers are spoiled by all the die cuts, I really like to fussy cut, so it was a cinch to snip it out to layer on the card. Ok, ok – I don’t want to cut everything. But a few images here and there are fun.

Finally, I stamped “just because” from And Many More in Calypso Coral on Hello Honey card stock, punched with the new Washi Lable Punch, and added some linen thread and gold sequin trim under the seashell. I’m behind on my online order thank yous for June, so this will probably be one of them.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!


About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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