Saturday, January 9, 2010

Thanks to Caardvarks

I was off looking for a sketch to use and I came across one at Caardvarks and I knew I had to try it.
To mimic the little scallops along the card in the sketch, I stamped this adorable little stamp from the Swirl Journal set by Pink Persimmon and then punched each image in a circle. Those circles in a row look like the scalloped edge in the sketch.
I did stamp the images with Black Versafine ink and then I embossed them with Detail Clear embossing powder. I love the richness of the black when it is embossed. I added Queen & Co. self adhesive pearls to each image. The images were punched out in individual circles and the edges of those were rubbed with Fluid Chalk stamp pads so that I could add color to the edges that would make them tie in with the colors of the papers by K&Co.
And I just had to show you a couple more photos!! I went down at sunset to the closest beach to my house the other night.
We have islands off of our coast and you often can't see them or see them clearly but this night they were as clear as they could be. I was just taken with the reflection of the sunset in the water on the beach. A wave would come in and then as that water flowed back out, the colors would just shine!
I took this as I was walking back to my car. There is a little river that flows down to the ocean and I loved all of the colors of this view.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Rubber stamps – Swirl Journal set/Pink Persimmon
Patterned paper – K&Co.
Versamark black stamp pad
Clear embossing powder
Self Adhesive pearls – Queen & Co.

Fluid chalk stamp pad – Clearsnap


  1. WOW! Your card is great and your photos... SPECTACULAR! Love them! You are definitely multi-talented!

  2. Beautiful card, so so pretty. Love your beachy photos, just too cold here to enjoy them properly. :)

  3. Pretty card. Your photo's are fab - they have provided a little cheer here in snow covered Scotland!

  4. Great take on the sketch, thanks for playing along!

  5. WOW..What gorgeous pics you took..luvin them..and your card is perfect!

  6. Your card is so pretty! But, your pictures are AWESOME!!!! Oh my gosh, you were right when you talked about the colors of the sunset! Absolutely brilliant! Your pics are so pretty to look at, while the snow is falling outside my window! LOL!

  7. OMG - Beach - Sunset - lovely pics! And gorgeous card!

  8. Beautiful card Linda! So elegant...I love that stamps you've used!

    Gorgeous beach pics...makes me miss living near the shore!

    (-: Heidi

  9. what a gorgeous card and those photos are breathtaking!

  10. Wow...those photos are stunning!

    Fabulous card too!

  11. very pretty card linda, would never have thought of using those stamps like that!

  12. Gorgeous Linda - oh man can I come sit on your beach! Gorgeous!