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Seaside Notions with Stampin Friends

Welcome this this month's Stampin Friends Blog Hop, it's a "Summer theme" - my friends in the northern hemisphere are enjoying the sun, summer feels like it couldn't be further away for me, you see our heater broke 3 weeks ago, I am counting the days til our air conditioning get replaced and I don't need to have layer upon layer to feel "not cold".

Summer = Beach = the Seaside Notions stamp set in the new catalogue! I only got it a couple of weeks ago, I'm in loving the hand drawn look of the images, and thought I would put it together with a water colour background.

For something a little different I've used clear blocks to create my water colour background - this technique is so much fun and easy to boot too, it's a win, win. Here's a stop motion clip of how I created my card and the oversize chocolate block belly band using the Clear Block Background technique:

How cool is this technique, not to mention super easy! I used a little more ink on the block when creating the card, which gave it a deeper colour 

I created an oversized belly band to wrap my thank you gift of a block of Lindt Chocolate, using the gold tips of the box into the theme of my projects. I used less ink on the clear block for this giving it a more washed out look.

Thank you so much for joining us today. We hope you'll join us again next month to see our projects & tips. You are currently visiting Sue Vine at Miss Pinks Craft Spot, to keep hopping around see the list below to see who is up next.

  Rachael Rife 
  Ellen Woodbridge 
  Katja Ettig 
  Melissa Thomas
  Corinne Oosterhoff
  Sue Vine  -oOo- you are here -oOo-
  Kristal Bell  
  Maureen Rauchfuss 
  Steph  Jandrow 
  Barbara Welch

I hope you enjoyed viewing my project. Stay tuned for more inspiration and tips this month. If you live in Australia and don't already have a demonstrator I'd love love to be yours. 

Stamp sets & Framelits: Seaside Notions

Ink: Balmy Blue, Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Crumb Cake
Cardstock: Shimmery White, Watercolor paper, Sahara Sand, Gold Foil-Edged Cards & Envelopes
Embellishments: Linen Thread, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder

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  1. Truly summery feel - love the beautiful seaside look :)

  2. I love your watercolor background and the colors you have used! They are so soft and very nice!!! I'm still struggling if I want to have this stamp set. Your projects give me new pros for that. Thank you a lot for sharing!!

  3. Such a beautiful project. Thank you for sharing the video showing your technique. great job!

  4. Perfect for summer. Great technique, thanks for sharing.

  5. Sue- as always-- you knock it out of the park! Gorgeous projects!! I am so happy I have this stamp set-- I designed a class around it this past weekend but I know I will keep playing and playing with this one...


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