Seaside View

Seaside View

Happy Wednesday, Stamping friends! We’ve had lovely weather here in the mid-Atlantic. A little cool for me, but still lovely. Honestly, if we didn’t have a pool, I’d love this weather. But we do have a pool, and I cannot swim in temperatures lower than 98.6 degrees.  Or at least 89 degrees. But our weather has been cooler and mostly sunny, so I can’t complain.

Mike & I usually go to Florida in May and we enjoy the beach there. We always rent a condo in the same building, and, honestly, the population is mostly retired people. The past few years, I’ve noticed that Mike is a hot commodity. There are a lot of retired widows there, and when he shows up at the pool, he gets a lot of attention. Sadly for him, when I arrive, the attention wanes a bit. Here’s the thing – Mike’s hair is totally gray. But thanks to my forebears, my hair is only slightly gray. In fact, I can pull all the gray hairs out and still have a lot of hair left. They apparently think I’m his “sweet young thing” even though I’m only two years younger. (I think it’s because I was raised on a farm. All my farm friends look younger than they are.) Still, I love our spring/summers in Florida,

But I digress. Mike & I usually head to the beach in May or early June at the latest. This year everything is weird, so we’re still in Virginia. But the beach is in my heart, so here’s my card for today.

Seaside View, Stampin' Up!

This card uses the Seaside View Stamp Set from the Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. I stamped the image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, then colored with Stampin’ Blends.

After coloring the image with Stampin’ Blends, I die-cut the image with the Layering Ovals Dies. I die-cut a slightly larger scalloped oval from Calypso Coral Cardstock, then layered the stamped oval to the cardstock oval.

I cut an 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″  Bermuda Bay Cardstock layer, then scored 2-3/4″ from each end. I folded  each 2-3/4″ end to the center to create a gatefold card. I added a 2-1/2″  x 5-1/4″ piece of the Playing with Patterns Designer Series Paper (DSP) to each of the front flaps.

Finally I added the Calypso Coral Cardstock  layer to the stamped layer. Then I added these layers to the left side of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals .

I love this Seaside View Card. This is where Mike and I will finally retire!

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

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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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10 Responses to Seaside View

  1. Peggy Carper says:

    My happy place as well!! Love this!

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  2. jackie says:

    This is such a lovely, relaxing card. I really feel like I am there, enjoying the weather (I prefer 70s to 90s). I must say that I found my first gray hair at 18 and it’s been steadily down hill from there. I think I started coloring in my 30s. Oh my!

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  3. Susan Horr says:

    This is a great card. It makes me want to go to the beach too. I am sorry you aren’t there this year. It has been a tough year! BTW, I would melt at 89 degrees (because you know, OBTA!). You are a sweet looking young thang!

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  4. debsmart says:

    What a lovely scenic card, Buffy! I’m a ‘walk on the beach’ person myself – my fair Irish skin burns in the sun, so sitting around isn’t good for me!


  5. A. O'Connor says:

    I really like your card! Makes me want to go to the beach and play in the sand and maybe get my toes wet!. Really like how you put this card together.

    Liked by 1 person

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