Found on the Beach

I need to add a disclaimer here. I didn’t find this on the beach. I’m not at the beach. I’m still in Virginia – which is very chilly right now. We’re at a whopping 23 degrees here tonight. Brrrrr! We were supposed to get some snow this week. Reports were anywhere from 1 to 4-8 inches. We got snow showers, and I’m not really disappointed. The first snowfall is magical and beautiful. But if you don’t get snowbound, snow just isn’t fun. You have to do the things you do every other day, but you also have to shovel and slug through the snow and (later) mud. So I’m not sorry it didn’t snow, but I can also do without the below freezing temps. I’m a Southerner, and while our skin is pretty thick, our blood isn’t!

This card is just my fantasy of where I’d like to be this week. I ordered the Picture Perfect stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog, and I was a little stuck for ideas. Christy sent me this one, and it’s almost a total CASE from Emma Goodard.

Picture Perfect, Stampin' Up!

I used Crumb Cake and Soft Suede for the starfish image. After I stamped it, I fussy cut it with Paper Snips. I know the technique is “fussy cutting,” but it’s not that fussy. It’s really quite simple to cut out the starfish.

We’re making this card for club this month. When I made this one, I used Island Indigo ink refill with spritzed water and an aqua painter. It took quite a while to dry – and, of course, it would have been much better on watercolor paper than on Very Vanilla card stock. So I decided we’ll use the Work of Art stamp set in class. It looks very nice, and dries  almost instantly!

I splattered a little Island Indigo with my aqua painter, then added some glitter using my “glitter splatter” technique. You can either use Multipurpose Liquid Glue or Gold Glitz Dazzling Details for this. Simply water it down so you can splatter it, pick the glue up with an aqua painter, then whack it with your finger to splatter the glue. Then sprinkle a little Gold Stampin’ Glitter over the glue. Done!

For a final touch – and a little more glitz – I added Gold Metallic Thread behind the starfish and a few gold sequins. The starfish is popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals.

This is one of those cards that’s really simple to make, but looks like you worked for hours. You don’t have to let people know how easy it is, though.

Hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy.



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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6 Responses to Found on the Beach

  1. Jackie says:

    Buffy, this is SPECTACULAR. That darn star fish looks like it’s moving across the card, it’s so life-like. By the way, it’s 4º right now. I’m trying to convince myself to go to the gym per my usual routine….


  2. buffycooper says:

    4??? Brrrrr. We’re having a heat wave compare to that (17 degrees). Thanks for the sweet comments!


  3. debsmart says:

    Oh, I love this card!! The Island Indigo is gorgeous behind that starfish. I must ‘case’ this card, if you don’t mind 😉


    • buffycooper says:

      Thanks, Deborah! I think it would look spectacular if you use Watercolor Paper with ink refills and water (instead of Very Vanilla). In class, we used Work of Art for the background, and it was very easy and looked fine. CASE away (that’s how I got it! It’s almost an exact copy of Emma Goodard’s card. Sometimes you just can’t improve on something!).


  4. Bev says:

    I’d love to be at the beach too! You sure make me wish I could be there now. What a lovely way to capture the warmth of a beach day.


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