Unique and completely amazing!

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a fun beach themed card featuring the Sand & Sea Suite, Sailing Home stamp set, and the Inspiring Canopy Dies! My previous post featuring the Inspiring Thoughts Bundle and while I was looking at the die-cut trees from the Inspiring Canopy Dies, they looked like coral to me! So, I thought I would see if I could make them work by combining them with some of my beach themed stamp sets, dies, and DSP!

For the card front, I used this design from the Sand & Sea DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and heat emboss the sentiment from Friends are like Seashells stamp set in White Embossing Powder:

For the card front, you will need:

1. For the “coral”, I used the two end trees from the Inspiring Canopy Die to partially die-cut from Calypso Coral, Pale Papaya, and Vellum cardstocks. I used my snips to trim them down along the side that would have an attached tree from the die-cut.

2. The hermit crab shell is stamped in Soft Suede ink on piece of Sahara Sand cardstock, I used I blending brush with Crumb Cake ink to give it a little more depth, it is die-cut out with the coordinating Seaside Seashells Die, embossed with the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder, and used snips to “fussy cut” all the little surrounds bits of cardstock.

3. The lighthouse from Sailing Home is stamped on Basic White cardstock in Misty Moonlight ink, used a blending brush with Seaside Spray ink (retired May 3rd), and die-cut out with the coordinating die from Smooth Sailing.

4. You will need three 5mm Opal Rounds, not pictured.

I placed the “coral” behind the die-cut and embossed shell, used liquid glue to adhere them to the back of the shell, and then adhered the shell to the DSP base layer:

The die-cut lighthouse is adhered with dimensionals and the three Opal rounds are placed as shown:

This completed piece is adhered to a Sahara Sand cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, adhere a ¾” x 4” piece of the DSP along the side, stamp the sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink, and stamp the anchor in the bottom corner in Seaside Spray ink (retired):

So, did I pull it off by using the Inspiring Canopy Dies to create the “coral”?? I have been wanting to combine the Friends are Like Seashells and Sailing Home stamp sets and coordinating dies together for a while, so thankfully they both carried over into the new annual catalog, which gives me more time to get some ideas together!

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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