The Paper Players #496

Time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!  Joanne is hosting a Clean and Simple Thank you challenge.  What do we mean by Clean and Simple? Minimal layers and embellishments with lots of white space.  I went with a sea themed thank you card…as I had new stamps that had yet to see ink!  I created my card with the From the Deep Blue stamp set, with coordinating Thin Cuts!

I can’t begin to tell you how much I love this stamp set! I so love realistic stamp images.  Nothing against the cutesy stamps…..but realistic stamps are much more my style. This set is available with or without Thin Cuts.  While I love a little fussy cutting…check out those gorgeous ripples you get with the Thin Cut dies.

To create my card, I started with a stitched die cut panel of White Daisy cardstock. I stamped my sea background in Mint ink.  Yes, I said stamped!  While I so love the look of carefree backgrounds….I seem to be lacking in the ability to create them.  I am just never happy with the results.  Background stamps to the rescue….Strokes of an Artist is the perfect set if you have the same struggles!

I used the stamp in the top left to create my sea background. After stamping the first image, I flipped the stamp and inked again to give me a larger area.  I then stamped my coral and sentiment in Smoothie ink.  My seahorse was stamped in Lagoon ink and cut with the coordinating Thin Cut. I added a touch of color to the coral and seahorse with Copics.  The seahorse is mounted with foam tape for more dimension.  A few clear sequins finish off the card.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

Z3728 From the Deep Blue Stamp Set & Thin Cuts Bundle

D1887 Strokes of an Artist Stamp Set

C1816 Spruced Up Cardmaking Stamp Set

1385 White Daisy Cardstock

Z6503 Mint Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Z2896 Smoothie Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Z4304 Silver Loose Sequins

Z679 Liquid Glass

Copics-R32, BG11, BG13

I have entered my card in the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps-Clean and Simple

Color My Heart Color Dare-Mint, Lagoon and Smoothie

Krafty Chicks-Clean and Simple

Check out the other Paper Players Design Team member creations for more inspiration:

The Paper Players Design Team


LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Allisa Steinlicht (you are here)

Stef Perry

Mary Deatherage

Thanks so much for stopping by!

14 thoughts on “The Paper Players #496”

  1. I love your card and your simple design! Just enough color to make it pop …… beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Color Dare.

  2. Love the simplicity of your sea scenery…great choice of colors and nicely laid out with randomly placed sequins. Very pretty card and thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare.

  3. Wow so pretty the CAS is awesome when it looks like this. Way to go, and thank you for playing our challenge at Krafty Chicks.

    Leanne DT/KC

  4. Love the sea green colours on this lovely card and your seahorse is so gorgeous!
    Thanks for playing along with us at ATSM.
    Carol x

  5. I love how you stamped your sea, those grungy stamps are awesome! And of course, so is that pretty seahorse! Great theme for you CAS creation!

  6. Beautiful, Allisa! I absolutely LOVE this sea horse image. And that stamped background…I NEED those stamps for sure! A wonderful clean and simple card!

  7. I love seahorses and this one is so pretty! Love the fabulous background too! The coral and turquoise are so pretty together! I hope you have a great weekend!

  8. I love this card, Allisa! Such a beautiful color combo and the clean layout really makes that beautiful seahorse pop. Those background stamps are pretty awesome, too.

  9. Love the watery blues and pop of coral for your under the sea CAS thank you card Allisa! A great set too – looking forward to seeing you do something fun with that turtle stamp too – they are my fave!!


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