Hello stampers. It’s that time of year again when we announce the retiring list. We all sigh over our favourites that are leaving but the truth is we would have an enormous catalog if nothing ever retired. The old makes room for the new. Beach Happy is one fantastic set that you might want to get before it is gone. I loved playing with it. With the stamparatus it is so easy to make the beach chair and umbrella. I tried it with a regular acrylic block and I struggled. With the stamparatus it was perfect the first time and every time. How I love that tool!! I made one card for my Blends Club and one where I wanted to play with embossing and watercolouring. Let’s take a look.
I used Blends on the umbrella, the sand and the hat. I fussy cut the hat and the beach bag. This is a super simple and very fast card to make but yet it packs a big visual punch. I have to say Beach Happy is a fantastic set for both masculine and feminine cards.
I haven’t used my In-Colour Emboss Powder enough this year and a little goes a long way so I think I could really go crazy and do beach scenes in lots of colour combinations and not run out. I love how you can do an emboss resist technique. What does this mean? I stamped and embossed my images on shimmer white cardstock. I was then able to do a colour wash right over top of the images and the colour doesn’t stick to the embossed images, just to the paper around it. Fast, easy and fabulous!! The chair is embossed in black and lovely lipstick and the umbrella is in black and pineapple punch. The colour wash was done in coastal cabana, crumb cake and soft suede. I am feeling very artistic and that is saying a lot!! If I can do it, you most certainly can as well.
I had a lot of fun making these cards, stamping is indeed therapy. One of the first techniques I ever learned when I started stamping was embossing. It still gives me great pleasure to see dry powder transform into a glossy surface. If you have never tried it before you most definitely should. If you would like to book a class with me I would be happy to teach you this fun technique. Remember, this is the girl who never felt artistic and avoided any art classes in high school like the plague. I am slowly starting to change my self image when it comes to art and creativity. Discover how easy it is to become artistic with stamps, ink and paper.
I hope you all have a super day and I thank you for stopping by today. If you would like to purchase any of the items needed to make these cards, just click on the images below. You do need to live in Canada in order to shop from me. Sad but true. Same thing for joining my team. I live in Ontario, but my team is from many different provinces and that makes me ever so happy. Would you like to join too? Just message me, of click here to get started on that amazing journey.