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By the Tide

Are you like me and always in need of manly cards?  If the answer is yes then let me introduce you to  By the Tide set in the Occasions Catalog.    The lovely coral image caught my eye and since it would work beautifully for  masculine cards I decided to give it a try.

By the Tide

I started off with a 1/2 sheet of Whisper White card stock and sponged on  lots of colors.  I will tell you that it usually looks pretty awful at this point but once I started stamping the fish, coral and script, things started to look up.   I stamped some of the coral in the Illuminate Glimmer Watermark pad and I love the look.  I hope you can see a little of the shimmer in this picture.  The Illuminate Glimmer Watermark pad made its debut in the Holiday Catalog but has been carried over and can still be ordered (see page 36 of the Occasions catalog). 

By the Tide side

The hardest part was trying to figure out a layout.  Fortunately I had this card  sitting on my craft table and thought it just might  work.  

By the Tide openStamps: By the Tide, Just Believe
Ink: Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, More Mustard, Lucky Limeade, Riding Hood Red, Early Espresso, Illuminate Glimmer Watermark pad
Paper: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Whisper White
Extras: Stampin Sponges

Have a wonderfully creative day!


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Betty Saccocia

LOVE this! I love how different this looks with this technique. Really nicely done! Thanks!!

sharon burkert

Thanks Betty! I struggled with it but am happy with how it all turned out.

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