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May 27, 2013

By the Sea

Hello again and Happy Monday! Happy Memorial Day to all of you celebrating in the US.

I have a card to share today using the gorgeous set "Guiding Light" from Whimsy Stamps' Raindrop Echo collection. 

This set was just released and I think it is totally gorgeoeous. Especially great for those hard to make masculine cards.
All of the "sea elements" you see here, including the sentiment, are part of the set. I was going to leave the image uncolored, but then decided to dig out my SU chalk pastels and add a little bit of soft coloring.
The anchor and steering wheel were cut out by hand and added with dimensionals. The designer paper is from a 6x6 pack by My Minds Eye (from hobby lobby). 
I embellished with soem twine, a little flower and button, and did some sewing around the edges.

Here is another view

If you haven't seen the new Whimsy Stamps yet, be sure to check them out. Gorgeous nautical images and sentiments have been released, including an achor and wheel die, nautical postage sentiments, sailboat set, and more. 

Here is an image of the set I used today.
*NEW Guiding Light

I would love to enter my card to the following challenges:

Card Mania - Spots and/or Stripes
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas -Ribbon or Twine
Eureka Stamps -  The Great Outdoors
Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - Father's Day and/or Male-inspired  
Amusing Challenges - Anything Goes 
Our Creative Corner -  Anything Goes
Card Makin' Mamas - Use Rubber Stamp
Chalk N Stock -  Anything goes just use chalk (I used SU's pastel chalks)

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day!


  1. Awesome layering and stamping! LOVE that card!

    Thank you for sharing your make with us at OurCreativeCorner!

    Claudia x

  2. Great card, love the shading and design. xx Flora

  3. Lovely stamp and a beautiful card!!
    xxx Marianne

  4. Gorgeous Ellie!!
    XXX Heidy

  5. Anonymous23:19

    this is a fabulous masculine card, ellie! i love the soft colouring, the hand cut pieces and the twine.

  6. Gorgeous card. So many beautiful details. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

  7. Hi Ellie,
    sorry I've been so lazy leaving comments, but seen your fabulous creations.
    Love this sea themed card, lovely design, fab set.
    Lots of greetings from sunny F;-))m

  8. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Card Makin' Mamas!

  9. Beautiful card, I love the twine wound around the images! Thanks for sharing this with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx

  10. Very nice! Love the sewing and twine on your card. Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Ribbon or Twine “ Linky Party.

    Craftin Desert Diva's

  11. What a stunning card. Love everything about it.Thanks for joining with us at the Card Mania Challendges.

  12. I love this card! very pretty!!! Good luck

  13. Such a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time, hugs Jenny x

  14. Pretty Card! I love anything to do with the sea and lighthouses. Thank you for joining us at Chalk N Stock this month.

  15. Absolutely Gorgeous Card!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Eureka Stamps!! We can't wait to see what you'll create next time!!

    Many Blessings,
    Tina - Eureka Designer

  16. Beautiful card and love that stamp set from Whimsy. BTW, received my prize fairy on the pumpkin stamp. Thanks! Now I am ready for fairy challenges.


  17. This is such a fabulous card!!! WOW just adore the details including that rope! Awesome.

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Melonheadz friends challenge. Hope you will join us next time. DT Crafting Vicky


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