I love the Wetlands Stamp set from this year's catalog. It reminds me of many trips to the beach and great times with family!
Today's cards were inspired by a recent trip to the coast.
Wading Birds Card
Stamp Sets: Wetlands, Itty Bitty Banners, Gorgeous Grunge
cardstock: Coastal Cabana, So Saffron, Baked Brown Sugar, watercolor paper, natural ivory card stock
Ink: Black Stazon, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Baked Brown Sugar, Soft Sky, So saffron, Calypso Coral, Illuminate
Accessories: Bitty Banners Framelits (Item # 129267), Aqua painter (Item # 103954), Soft Suede Candy Dots from the Neutrals Candy Dots (Item # 130934), 7/16" Natural Trim (Item # 129287), Square Lattice Texture folder (Item #119976)
Sea Oats Card
Stamps: Wetlands, Gorgeous Grunge
Inks: Black Stazon, Island Indigo, Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana, So saffron, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Watercolor paper
Accessories:Square Lattice Texture folder (Item #119976), 7/16" natural trim (Item #129287), Decorative Label Punch (item 120907), Modern Label Punch ( Item # 119849) Subtles Candy dots (Item #130933), Aqua Painter (item # 103954)
Canadian Goose Card
This card was inspired by a card that I got as a swap at Convention. I changed some colors, and added an element or two. I wish that I could have given the person credit who designed the original swap, but unfortunately, the card had no contact information. It was definitely one of my favorites!
Stamp sets: Wetlands
Card Stock: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, watercolor paper
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Marina Mist, Smoky Slate
Accessories: 7/16" natural Trim ( Item # 129287), Window Frame Collections Framelits (Item# 129021), Vintage Trinkets (item # 118764)
One of the things I did to change this card was to add the fancy border at the bottom of the Crumb Cake layer. I did this using the Window Frames Collection Framelits (item # 129021). I cut the Crumb Cake Layer so that it would just fit inside the second largest framelit. Leave the other end of the layer so that it rests on top of the framelit, so that it doesn't get cut off. (see the picture below)
Once you run this through the Big Shot, it will cut the bottom edge, but leave the top edge intact. There will be a slight impression on the layer of card stock, but you will be covering this with another layer, so it will not show.