Summer Lovin’ Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Summer Theme Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop tour or you have hopped on over from another blog, thank you for letting me share my creation with you today!

One of my favorite places to go and spend time at is the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where you can wake up in the morning and watch the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean and watch the sunset over the Currituck Sound in the evening. I have fond memories (and tons of pictures) of time spent with friends and family there, so the Sending Sunshine stamp set from the new annual catalog reminds me of these precious memories and is the inspiration for today’s card.

The base layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and I used the Stacked Stone Background stamp with Versamark ink, heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder:

I wanted to give the cardstock some depth with color, so I first sponged Sahara Sank ink over the whole piece and then added Gray Granite and Cinnamon Cider ink, wiping the ink from the embossed part of the cardstock with a towel:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. Four of the Antiqued Corners.

2. Use the largest Layering Square Dies to cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.

3. Cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock at 1” x 3”, heat emboss the sentiment in Gold Emboss Powder, and use the squared label from the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch.

4. Use the largest square from the Stitched Shapes Dies to cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamp/sponge the scenery, see below for step by step tutorial.

To stamp and sponge the scenery:

1. Stamp the smaller water stamp in Misty Moonlight ink and sponge Sahara Sand ink around the edge for the shoreline.

2. Sponge So Saffron, Mango Melody, and Calypso Coral inks to create the sky.

3. Stamp the sun in Bumble Bee ink, the clouds in Craft Whisper White ink, and the dots for the sand in Crumb Cake ink.

Adhere the scenery cardstock on top the of the Crumb Cake cardstock square and use glue dots to adhere the Antiqued Corners at each corner of the scenery cardstock:

Adhere the embossed base layer to a Crumb Cake cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”. I first adhered the sentiment piece with dimensionals to the embossed base layer and then adhered the scenery to the embossed base layer:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼’, use the Crumb Cake and Bumble Bee ink pads to ink the sentiment (I used the edge and corner of the ink pads), and use Pear Pizzazz ink to stamp both leaf stamps:

Isn’t this a fun card?? I thought adding the corner pieces from the Antiqued Corners & Slider Elements was the perfect way to give the scenery a “picture” feel to the card! 

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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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The winner from last month’s Father’s Day Blog Hop is:

Don’t forget to scroll down to leave your FIRST and LAST name and a comment with #stampitcontest and keep hopping on the blog hop tour:

1. Tami White  
2. Pam Nichols  
3. Dawn Seelhoff  
4. Luly Gonzalez  
5. Mary Bush Stampin’ In The Sand  
6. Christina Miller  
8. Tina Wardell~Tina’s Crafty Ink Spot  
9. Jodi McRae  
10. Damette Herrera  
11. JaNette Howard  
12. Gigi Melone  
13. Kim Quade  
14. Fun Stamper – Oksana Semenska  
15. Traci Raether  
16. Lori Mueller – Stampin’ Dreams  
17. Crafty Clarke – Cindi Clarke

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