Sea Of Textures

When I went to the Stampin’ Up! OnStage Live in Orlando last November, they did a lot of talking about different kinds of stampers.  They particularly talked about beginner stampers.  I have been a Demonstrator for 11 years now and most of my classes have stampers who have been crafting for a while so I often forget about beginner stampers.  It can be so overwhelming to be a first time stamper and sit in a class where everyone else knows what I am talking about and doing.  It was great to be reminded that not everyone knows a lot about this hobby.

That being said, I decided I would make a card for the beginner stamper.  Ideally the card should only use cardstock, ink and stamps.  That was my original goal when I was making this card.  Unfortunately, it didn’t end up that way.  I just could not help myself and had to throw in some die cuts along with the stamping.  Therefore, I can no longer call this a card for a beginner although it is still fairly simple.

To make this card, I first stamped the sea plants in Pear Pizzaz and Garden Green Ink.  Then I stamped the coral in Calypso Coral ink and the sand in Crumb Cake.  Then I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

Now, if I had just left it that way, I could call it a simple stamping card.  It just looked like it needed more so I added the sand dollar, sponged the background in Pool Party and then used a die cutting out the fish.

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2 thoughts on “Sea Of Textures

  1. As soon as I saw your card, the song ‘Octopus’ Garden’ popped into my head – and is stuck there! Great card, and I think the ‘extra’ touches are just perfect. In my experience, ‘new stampers’ don’t want to be ‘new’ – they like adding die cuts & more! 🙂


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