Stamp Review Crew – Seaside Shore

Hello Monday!  And welcome to a Stamp Review Crew hop featuring the Seaside Shore stamp set.

The Stamp Review Crew are an international group of demonstrators that share projects on the first and third Monday of each month – all inspired by the same stamp set.

I love the range of talent in this group!  If you’ve already been hopping, did you love the wonderful creations by Australian designer Juana Ambida – such creativity!!!

If you’ve just started here, keep hopping for more great ideas.  Next stop is the lovely Linda Callahan in the USA.  Click on the next button at the end of my blog post to be transported across the globe to visit Linda’s blog.


I’m so excited to see the potential of this set unfold during this hop.

I love all the little fish & marine details of this stamp set and wanted to use them in my first card to create an underwater scene.

Going with this idea, I created a z-fold card, with the z-fold piece across the top of the card to mimic a jetty.

The Wood Textures DSP came in very handy for this card!  Each jetty piece is 3/4″ wide.

Stamp Review Crew - Seaside Shore | kelly kent

The ‘sand’ was made using embossing paste (very roughly applied) and dusted with gold glitter and left left to dry.

Stamp Review Crew - Seaside Shore | kelly kent

Z-fold cards fold flat and post in a normal size envelope – which I love!!


For my Stamp Review Crew projects, I always like to try to make another project to show the stamp set in a different way.

The book I’m reading at the moment (a birthday present from a wonderful friend) has this saying throughout the book as a central theme.

It’s one I love – and also makes a good theme for a card!

Stamp Review Crew - Seaside Shore | kelly kent

I’ve stamped the same fish 6 times – 5 in black, and then the red one as a focus point.

Using masking tape, I altered the sentiment in the stamp set to just read ‘swimming’ and added ‘just keep’ using the Labeler Alphabet stamp set.

Because the front is fairly simple, I wanted to stamp the middle too.  I love that Stampin’ Up! offers so many opportunities for coordination in their range (on purpose or by happy accident) and thought that the ‘just breathe’ sentiment from the Colorful Seasons stamp set was the perfect addition to this theme.

Stamp Review Crew - Seaside Shore | kelly kent

As an aside, which black ink is your favourite – Memento or Archival??

I almost always use Archival because I love the rich black colour.  But here’s a tip…

Have you noticed that it’s sometimes difficult to get a good solid image with the archival ink?

If you ink it up well, stamp on scrap and then ink again, the second time you stamp will be a rich & solid image.

I’ve found this tip is especially important when using photopolymer stamps.

Black Archival ink {WILL} stain your photopolymer stamps – but that’s ok!  It’s all part of the fun of being an awesome stamper!!!


I hope you enjoyed my projects today.  Feel free to leave a comment – I read each and every one and love hearing from you!

To see more great ideas, please hop through to Linda Callahan

Hope your week has started fabulously!!!

Waving to you from wintery Australia!!!


Important products for the Jetty Z-Fold Card

Important products for the Just Keep Swimming Card

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More DIY Coloring Cards #GDP047

Did you see the DIY colouring cards I made last week???

They were so much fun to make!  And when I started looking, there were so many of my stamps that lend themselves to this style of card.

Here’s a few more designs I created including this cute Seaside Shore one which I am going to add for the Nautical themed Global Design Project #047 challenge this week.

 

DIY Colouring Cards - Seaside Shore.  Black & white images with pencils attached.  Fun for kids & adults!  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Another fairy variation with the Fairy Celebration stamp set.

DIY Colouring Cards - Fairy.  Black & white images with pencils attached.  Fun for kids & adults!  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

And a Playful Pals bear creation for Dad.

DIY Colouring Cards - Playful Pals Bear Father's Day Card.  Black & white images with pencils attached.  Fun for kids & adults!  Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Have you started your Father’s Day cards yet?  4 weeks until Dad’s big day!

More ideas to come over the next couple of weeks!

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Stamp Sets Used

Punch Art Week of Power – SS BABY

I sometimes wonder if my thought path somewhat deviates from the norm, but this is the creation I came up with this week when asked to make a baby card for parents who love fishing.  What would make a better catch than a baby?

I love the punch art fish – they provide a great finishing touch & a little pop of colour.  SS Baby is here, hope the ride is awesome!  Kelly x

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Supply List:

Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Framelits: Window Frames

Edgelits: Adorning Accents (retired)

Punches: Owl Builder, 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle, 1″ Circle, Heart from Itty Bitty Accents Pack

Cardstock: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Smoky Slate, Chocolate Chip, Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky, Blushing Bride, Tangelo Twist, Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss,

Ink: Lost Lagoon

Markers: Basic Black, White uni-ball Signo Gel Pen

Stamp Set: And Many More

Embellishments: Island Indigo Baker’s Twine (retired)

Note: “SS BABY” sentiment is computer generated