I’m not a faithful stamp lover. It seems my favorite stamp set changes from week to week. Oh well. This week my favorite stamp set is Seaside Notions. The image stamps are just delightful and the sentiment messages and fonts are great.

Seaside Notions stamp set, subtle Embossing folder, Reverse image with Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.c.com

The idea for the frame is really part of a challenge. This week over at Global Design Project, the challenge is to CASE the Designer. I chose to use the layout elements from her card.


Global Design Challenge,#GDP196

Design Notes for Seaside Notions Card:

The first thing I did when creating this card was to smear a bit of the Shimmery White Embossing Paste on the card front piece. Good to do this a bit ahead as it takes a few minutes to dry. Next I stamped the lovely sea horse. i realized I wanted two and used my Stamparatus to make the second, mirror image. If you look at the Stampin’ Up! catalog (page 139) they show you just how to do that. It’s easy! Really!

Seaside Notions stamp set, subtle Embossing folder, Reverse image with Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!, Diannescards.c.com


After I fussy cut the sea horses, I added a single shell to the front. Of course, I stamped some shells on the envelope.



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