Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Shopping Our Stash #136: Cabin Fever (something outdoors-y)

Hello and welcome back for another fun challenge at Shopping Our Stash! This week's challenge is to make a card or project with an outdoor theme. I don't know about you, but I'm soooooo over Winter and am ready to hit the beach! Here, see what I mean?:

Here's the inside:

Yep, it's all good when you're at the beach! LOL! I used my Slice die cut machine, (I think I'm the only person on the planet that still owns and uses her Slice! LOL!), to cut the scalloped square from scrap paper and used the negative for my mask. Then I just ripped edges of more scrap and created the ocean, sand and sky with Distress inks and my blender. My card base is trimmed from ancient DCWV card stock and that was covered with a gold glitter paper panel. I stamped the chair/umbrella multiple times onto more scraps of card stock, fussy cut and glued all the bits together. Even went over the image with markers to add some shading/shadows. Me likey! After I glued that to the main panel, I added some Diamond Stickles to the ocean for some additional sparkle. (Who doesn't love sparkly cards? Really!) Once dry, it was adhered with foam squares to the card base. Another die cut scalloped square, and the stamped sentiment finishes the inside.

So, are you ready to get you craft on and make something outdoors-y? If you do, be sure to link up your creation to the Shopping Our Stash blog so we can see it! Now, before you get to work, don't forget to check out what my teammates made for even more inspiration!

Thanks for hanging out with me! Wishing you a productive, crafty day!

Stamps: Unity Stamps - It's All Good Itty Bitty
Ink: Memento - Rich Cocoa; Ranger DI - Broken China, Antique Linen, Peacock Feathers
DP/CS: DCWV- card base and glitter paper; scraps
Accessories: Making Memories - Slice die cut machine & Basic 1 cartridge; Spectrum Noir markers; Ranger blending tool, Diamond Stickles; X-Acto knife
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik permanent, 3D foam squares; Elmer's extra strength glue stick


  1. What a gorgeous card, I want to be there right NOW. I'm longing to get to our cottage on Lake Erie, Spring can't come soon enough for me. I've been inside more than out. I love all the elements you used on the card, the chair is awesome. Fabuous job!!!

  2. AHHHHH! I want to be in that chair, right now. Your sponging is incredible, and how perfect is that sentiment?? Love it!

  3. Wonderful card! It gives hope in these dreary winter days!

  4. loooooooooooooooove the scallop-cut frame and the way the positive part of the diecut is used inside, as well. what a gorgeous card, both in terms of image (warm sandy beach! sign me up!!!!!!!!!!!!) and also the artistry of the blendy distress inks which are MAG*NIF*I*CENT!!!!!!!!!!!!! (wow!!!) <3

  5. Ohhhhhhhh lovely lovely!! I think there's gonna be a fight to see who ends up sitting in that chair. I'll take the sand as long as I get to go :)

  6. Oh. Your beach scene is awesome! I ♥ the blended background. Must be time for a Drunken Stampers beach vacation, don't you think?

  7. Oooo, I absolutely adore your little beach scene, Chris! I was lucky enough to just be at the beach, but I tell ya what...it was cooooold there. No lounging on beach chairs this month. I LOVE the masked sea/sand/sky background you made inside the negative die cut opening. And the paper pieced umbrella is fabulous, too. Love it!

  8. Super fabulous Inking on the card :) Love it

  9. Love, love, love how you used a mask and made the background or your scene. It looks so inviting! I can almost imagine it as I sit next to my coal stove to stay warm!

  10. Wow, this is beautiful!! I wish I lived near the beach. :( I really miss it.

  11. Oh...Chris this Gorgeous! Love the background of this card....fantastic!

  12. OH Chris-- this is GORGEOUS! I LOVE your beach/sky/ocean design--it looks so real and it's beautifully done! FAB card! And you are right about your sentiment- it's all good at the beach:) You can come visit us here and sit on the beach any time you want!

    ps... thank you x10000000 for stopping by the Virtual Smooches blog and leaving some love for me! And thanks for watching my videos! <3 You made my day <3 THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!


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