Saturday 10 January 2015

Inspired by Stamping Designer Feature

Hi everyone, I hope you are well.

It is my turn this week to be the Featured Designer for Inspired by Stamping. We try and focus on techniques or styles that you would like see and inspire you to give them a go.

Today I have a card and with it, a video tutorial on how I made the card. Let me show you a picture first -

Ingredients: IBS Stamps, Distress Inks, Paint Swatch and....... True Snow!

I've created a sunset card like this before but wanted to revisit this set and also show you how it was made. When I was creating the card, I had no idea what I was going to do really. I knew I was going to create my sunset but as for the rest - I winged it like the best of them.

As I was creating my 'Circle of Summer', I thought that I may be able to use True Snow for the breaking waves on the sand. HOW True Snow and Summer came to be used on the one card is a mystery to me but it just sort of popped into my head.

When thinking about what I could do as a background for my card, I really sat there and scratched my head for a while (no, I don't have nits...). 

I spotted my box that contains a ball of jute string. Hmmmmm. I wondered if I could wrap it around a piece of cardstock to create a Balinese style sort of grass mat. Did that actually work for my finished product? Check out my video tutorial to see how it all came together :)

I was really very happy with how it all worked out. It did take me quite some time to create my island mat but it was worth it in the end!

Now all we need is a cocktail!

Here is the set that I used for this card - Summer Fun

Inspired by Stamping Summer Fun Stamp Set

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

Alphabet Challenge - X is for X-periment (my twine background)
613 Avenue Create #105 - Anything Goes w/out the optional twist
Sister Act #88 - Anything Goes

my 'New' thing was creating my island mat and using True Snow for water :)

Thanks so much for looking xx


  1. Your card is so cool Kylie and I love your design! Now I feel like sitting on the beach with a cocktail too - hugs xx

  2. Fab card Kylie. Love the snow for the breaking waves, so effective, and the black mat really makes your scene pop. Inspired jute mat!!! 😊


    Karen xxx

  3. Again the video won't work for me, will try again later, my fav bit is the twine bg what a cool idea, so much texture on this. And I know one guy who would be happy to make you a cocktail!!

  4. Amazing card Kylie. Love the saturated colours you've used for your beautiful sunset and the idea of using snow texture for the breaking waves is pure genius! And your island mat background is so cool and unique ... and adds lots of texture. Love how you've curled up the edges. Great design Kylie, and thanks so much for playing along with us at Mixed Media Card Challenge. Loll xx

  5. Oops ... forgot to mention your fabulous tutorial! Love it! You are becoming a pro! xx

  6. Hi Kylie - FABULOUS mat behind your gorgeous beach scene! So glad you joined in the fun at the Mixed Media Card Challenge!
    Just thought I'd mention also that I noticed the link from Addicted to CAS to the Happy Little Stampers forum appears to be broken.

  7. Gorgeous card and a fabulous tutorial Kylie x

  8. Kilie - glad you're sharing your project & creativity at 613 Ave C! Your Circle of Summer is beautiful - great colors and fun technique. The mat is inspired! Well done girl!
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  9. Fabulous card and video! Love the scene you created and the 'beach mat.' Looks cute curled on the edges.

  10. What great techniques you used on this colorful card - snow on a beach card - quite creative and effective!! I can't believe you wrapped all that twine around the background panel! wonderful texture on this card! thanks so much for joining us in the Mixed Media Card Challenge Kylie!

  11. What a great card! Love the beach colors and the jute background. You have lots of great techniques in this one. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenges.

  12. ahhh, such a fab card! love the texture on the background and the happy colours in the scenery - now I NEED a cocktail and a vacation :) thanks for playing along with us at MMCC :)

  13. What a sunset - so vibrant. But the coolest thing is that mat for a BG. Fantastic job and execution, Kylie. Thanks so much for joining us at the MMCC this month.

  14. Love this!! the BG for the focal piece is stunning. Thank you for sharing with MMCC!


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