Just add words

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is featuring the Tranquil Textures Suite! This suite got lots of attention when I first got it, but it’s slowly been pushed aside and neglected..lol So, I thought I would dust it off and bring it front and center to create today’s card! It also gave me the opportunity to use some of my new Stampin’ Blends colors and to experiment with Vellum!

The card base is Soft Sea Foam, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:


The base layer is DSP from the Tranquil Textures DSP, cut at 4” x 3 ½”:


The next layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 3 ¼”. I used the Dark Mint Macaron, Dark Soft Sea Foam, and Light Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends to create the background, using the brush tip end. The edges are “roughed up” by using the blade of a pair of scissors:


I used the seaweed stamp from Sea of Textures in Mint Macaron ink on a piece of Vellum cardstock and then cut it out with the net from Under the Sea Framelits Dies:


One of the coral pieces is stamped in Mint Macaron ink on Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the coordinating die, and then the other two are cut out of Grapefruit Grove cardstock. The starfish/sand dollar are cut out of Sahara Sand cardstock and the seagrass is cut out of Vellum cardstock and I sponged Mint Macaron ink with a Sponge Dauber:


The seaweed is stamped in Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron, and Tranquil Tide inks and the textured stamp is in Soft Sea Foam ink with Tranquil Tide ink sponged on with a Sponge Dauber:


The net and sea grass are adhered with Glue Dots:


The coral in Grapefruit Grove is adhered with Glue Dots and then the other coral piece and sand dollar are adhered with Mini Dimensionals. I added some Wink of Stella and a few Adhesive-Backed Sequins in Soft Sea Foam:


The background on the card base is the net and textured stamp in Soft Sea Foam ink:


The DSP is adhered to the card base and then the Whisper White cardstock is adhered with Dimensionals:


For the inside on Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the seaweed in Mint Macaron ink (1stand 2ndgeneration stamping), the net in Sahara Sand ink, and the textured stamp in Soft Sea Foam ink. I adhered the starfish and sand dollars with Glue Dots and added some Wink of Stella:


Whether you create cards as needed or have a dedicated creative session (making a whole bunch at once), it’s always nice to have a few “just add words” around for just in case! This really was a fun and easy card to make, I hope you CASE it!!

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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