Tuesday 29 July 2014

IBS - Summer Fun

Hi everyone! The end of July has seen the New Release stamps at Inspired by Stamping. The new sets are just amazing and I had a lot of fun playing with one in particular - Summer Fun

Here is my DT card -

My background was fun to do – I combined three sentiments and the little heart from the set and arranged them all onto an acrylic block. I was then able to stamp them as a 'block' of stamps instead of individual ones. This is a great technique for covering a large area.

Next I created my Summer scene -

If you look closely, you will see that my sand really does look like sand! Can you guess what I have used? I have a collection of paint swatches in my drawer that I picked up from the local hardware store. This one has this beautiful texture and is the perfect colour for sand. All I did was cut the edge with a circle die and draw a wavy line on the back with a pencil and cut along that line. I used double sided tape to adhere it to my cardstock circle.

Then I went to town sponging the sea and the sunset. Once finished, I stamped the palm tree in black to create a wonderful silhouette look. I have popped up my finished beach scene with foam tape for dimension.

Thanks so much for popping over today. I hope you have enjoyed seeing all the New Releases so far.

Supplies Used:

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges -

Inkspirational - Splash
Rubys Rainbow - On the Beach
Fresh Brewed Designs - By the Sea / Summer


  1. Fabulous card. Love the design especially the silhouette look. The sand is such an inspiring idea. Hope you are all ok.
    Hugs Flo xx

  2. Great card Kylie. I love how you created the side panel and the sand, both great ideas. :)

  3. I love this Kylie, I am so going to use that idea for block stamping and your sunset is gorgeous, so beautifully stamped x

  4. Wow, this turned out so beautiful. I can't believe your sand is from a paint chip. So very creative! Beautiful job with the sky and sunset too. Thanks for joining us this fortnight over at Fresh Brewed Designs. Good luck in the draw.

    Lisa D., FBD DT

  5. This is so perfect for our BY THE SEA/SUMMER theme. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    {Fresh Brewed Designs DT Member}
    {Would love you to visit my blog and join my 900 Follower Give-Away. Thank you so much, if you have already entered, and good luck.}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  6. wow I sooo wish I could make CAS cards like this! Totally adore the layout and the great stamping!

    Thanks for joining our monthly challenge here at Fresh Brewed Challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

  7. Hi Kylie, I love this card. Great inking techniques - yes it really does look like sand - and lovely clean design. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

  8. LOVE this card. Gorgeous colors for your sunset and love the textured sand! Great idea to mount several sentiment stamps and stamp in blocks to fill your background quickly! Loll xx

  9. Your beach looks amazing, the sand is mind blowing :)

  10. What a creative use of a paint sample! Your coloring on the circle looks great and I like the text along the side. Wonderful design! As always, great having you play with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna


I love reading your comments - they make my day!!

In line with new Data Protection legislation (GDPR) by commenting you do so in the knowledge that your name & comment are visible to all who visit this blog and thereby consent to the use of that personal information for that specific purpose.