Stampin Up Seascape

When my sons were little we would go to the local fireman’s field days every summer.  It was just a small carnival with a couple of kid rides, normal carnival food (candy apples being my favorite) and some games where you could win things.  They always had the throw a pingpong ball into a fish bowl and win a fish.  We always came home with at least one.  Of course, the usually died within a few months which was always a traumatic thing.  The other thing is, my kids would always name the fish George after George Bush (the father).  I have no idea why.

When I saw Seascape in the 2021/2022 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog it went right on my list.  I love flowers but it is also nice to get other images so I thought this was a good one to add to my collection.  You can purchase the coordinating dies called Sea Life in a Bundle and save 10%.

To make this card, I first cut out George (the Goldfish) in Pumpkin Pie card stock.  Then I cut out the Coastal Cabana fish.  I took a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and stamped it  using Crumb Cake ink with the dotted stamp which I figured was supposed to be sand or something and cut that out using one of the Basic Borders dies.  The die is supposed to be clouds (I think) but I thought it would work for the bottom of the lake.  I stamped the reeds using Granny Apple Green ink and the little fish in Daffodil Delight.  The sentiment is from the stamp set called Sweet As A Peach.  It is one long stamp but it was too long for the card so I cut it in half.

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4 thoughts on “Seascape

  1. Susan, this is SO MUCH FUN! I’m so glad that you got these dies and made this sample. George looks great! Yes indeed I do remember those fairs where you toss the pingpong ball and win a fish.


  2. Such a fun card! I love that fish die cut, and the scene you created. I laughed about the name – my brother had to name all of his animals (stuffies and live ones) Charlie!


  3. This is so cute, Susan! I think this is on Amelia’s list, so I can’t wait to get it for her/us. Our elementary school had those carnivals. Every classroom was a different game/event, and we had the “terrorize the fish” game too. None of our fish lasted long either. I laughed, though, because Mike had little turtles when he was growing up. When one died, he got a replacement, and he named them all Alvin. (Maybe he was thinking of another president – (C)Alvin Coolidge).


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