Monday, April 15, 2024


Since we are in the process of saying goodbye to some products in the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog, I have decided to spend the next couple of weeks saying farewell to some of my favorites.

I have always loved anything related to the water -- whether it is a beautiful lake like the one I enjoy every day, or walking along a sandy shore, or just sitting and listening to the waves roll in.  So, when Seaside Bay was first introduced, it was a bundle I purchased immediately.  As we now make room for new products, we need to say goodbye to this old favorite.

Our Coffee Club challenge this month was to make a monochromatic card.  This was my 2nd attempt, and I think it achieved monochromatism much better than my first attempt.

Color selection is always a challenge for me so when starting a project I usually pull out my color coach or start with the colors in designer series paper (DSP).  This DSP is from the Hello, Irresistible collection which is an ONLINE EXCLUSIVE.  

I thought this particular pattern of DSP was appropriate to use with the Seaside Bay stamp set.  It reminded me of seaweed floating in bubbly water.  I'm just glad I'm not swimming in it.  I hate the feel of weeds rubbing against my legs when swimming.

All stamping on this card was done with Lost Lagoon ink.  I used a Blender Pen to spread the ink just a bit on the birds feathers and then added some Wink of Stella to add a little sparkle.

The border along the top and bottom the Basic White strip was made with a die from Gorgeously Made Dies.  

I used the opposite edge from the die cuts to border the DSP decorative strip on the inside of the card.  This way, nothing went to waste!

The DSP strip is wider than I normally use for the inside of a card, but I wanted to show as much of the "seaweed" as I could.  There is still plenty of room for a handwritten thank you note.

Use this link to download a tutorial with all the cutting dimensions and step-by-step assembly instructions.

Refer to the product list below for items used on this card.  As I indicated above, Seaside Bay is on the Last Chance List.  The stamp set is 50% off and the dies are 60% off!

Product List

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