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Seaside Shore by Stampin' Up!

Welcome! I am so excited to share this week’s Global Design Project challenge with you. As you may know by now, we rotate challenges from week to week and one of our favorite challenges is CASE the Designer where we get inspiration from one of our Design Team members. This week, we are CASEing me!

Here’s the card we are CASEing this week. I love using watercolor on cards and I think it turned out well. You can see the original post here.

Global Design Project #GDP040

For today’s card I decided to paint a more loosely watercolored scene, but I love the layout and decided to keep that in tact. I started by embossing a fish from the Seaside Shore stamp set using Copper Stampin’ Emboss powder. Other images from the set fill the scene in Mint Macaron. The fish is colored with Tangerine Tango and the kelp is lightly colored with Mint Macron.

Seaside Shore by Stampin' Up!

The anchor was made by embossing the image with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder, I cut it out and repeatedly embossed it to create a thicker embellishment. I tied it to the card using Very Vanilla Thick Baker’s Twine in a Carrick knot. I found a how-to on Pinterest. Other embellishments include the sentiment banner and a scallop shell that were cut and pasted onto the card.

I used the Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on Dapper Denim cardstock to create a background. The dry embossing turned out well, but not without a little trick to get the lines smooth.

If you’re having trouble with embossing folders cracking your cardstock; try this little tip. Mist the cardstock with water using a Stampin’ Spritzer before you emboss. I misted the cardstock with water about 5 times on each side. This makes the paper more pliable and able to handle the pressure from the embossing folder.

Embossing Folder Tip

Spritz your cardstock with water before embossing to avoid cracking.

That’s all for this post. I hope you’ll play along with us at Global Design Project this week. I can’t wait to see how you CASE my card and I’ll be sure to see each project if you add it to our gallery.

There is one more thing I’d like to say:

When I joined Stampin’ Up! a little over a year ago, I thought I was just going to purchase crafting supplies at a discount. I had no idea how much fun I would be having. I joined under the best leader, Brian King, who has welcomed me so warmly into his group and he allows me to be involved on a daily basis. I am also a member of two design teams including Pals Paper Arts and of course, Global Design Project. When I was asked to join GDP by Louise Sharp and Kylie Bertucci, I had no idea I was being set up to work with the world’s best designers including four Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team members. (Please wait while I pick my jaw up from the floor.) I’m still not sure how I got here, but I am so grateful to be a part of it.

So now it is your turn to take a chance. If you have been thinking about joining us at Stampin’ Up!, don’t wait another day. You will be welcomed into a community of amazing, talented people who love what they do. Whether you just want to create beautiful things and get a discount on your supplies or if you want to earn extra income, you can decide how far to take it.

Join my team in June and you will also get two FREE stamp sets! How awesome it that? Click for more info or join now. There is not obligation after the starter kit, so you have nothing to lose.

Join Stampin' Up! in June to Get Two Free Stamp Sets.


Seaside Shore stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Like I said, I love the layout of the cards above. I know many of you enjoy using sketches for inspiration so I created a simplified version of it here. Be sure to Pin it so you can refer to it again and again. Card Sketch #1

I love this layout. It is so versatile. Here’s a sketch you can use to make your own cards.

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  • Reply Lynn Hoyt

    Fabulous card Shawn! You just continue to amaze. I love the anchor.

    June 15, 2016 at 7:32 pm
  • Reply Paula Dobson

    Fab card Shawn!! It’s quite hard CASEing yourself, eh?! I adore all the touches of Copper. Super, fun card!

    June 14, 2016 at 4:06 pm
  • Reply Tracy May (Bedlam & Butterflies)

    I love this card Shawn – will save it to CASE at a later date. I’ve still got to decide how to CASE your gorgeous GDP card yet! So pleased you’re doing so well with SU! Look forward to seeing more of your lovely makes 🙂

    June 14, 2016 at 3:30 pm
  • Reply Tammy B

    This is a great card! This suite of products is growing on me, especially the stamp set.

    June 13, 2016 at 9:56 pm
  • Reply bibicameron

    To die for. Loving the embossed anchor . X

    June 13, 2016 at 8:16 pm
  • Reply Brent Scheffer

    The embossing, anchor, and the shell are great!

    June 13, 2016 at 5:49 pm
  • Reply Windy Ellard

    In love with your card! Wish I was home this week to join your inspirational design challenge but I am getting lots of inspiration here on Sanibel Island…so many fish, shells, pineapples, flamingos items everywhere so missing my stamps.

    June 13, 2016 at 3:47 pm
  • Reply michellelastsu

    You did a great job, its hard to CASE yourself and I love your tip about embossing the white cardstock – genius. And I honestly thought your anchor was a metal embellishment, very clever indeed, it was a pleasure casing you this week Shawn x

    June 13, 2016 at 11:01 am
  • Reply Henny Bakker

    Hi Shawn, I agree with Louise Sharp. Thank you for your inspiration.

    June 13, 2016 at 9:23 am
  • Reply Cheryll Miller

    Love both your cards Shawn … so different and your watercolouring is to die for. However all the wonderful elements in your Seaside card really make this one very special! xx

    June 13, 2016 at 7:55 am
  • Reply Judy Grinnell

    Totally awesome, Shawn! The colors, elements, and detail are just amazing.

    June 13, 2016 at 7:12 am
  • Reply Louise Sharp

    Nothing like having to CASE yourself huh?! And creating yet another masterpiece. You have used so many different elements Shawn and put them altogether so brilliantly. I love the embossed anchor and the nautical carrick knot you have created with the twine – so clever! Thanks for the tip about the embossing folders too.

    YOU are such an inspiration Shawn. I personally have had a crush on your blog and style for quite a while! We are so blessed and grateful you are part of the Global Design Project, thank you for inspiring us with each and every creation. xo

    June 13, 2016 at 5:44 am
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