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
Allisa Steinlicht (you are here)
Thanks so much for stopping by!