NC Demo Blog Hop for April

The Open Sea

Do you ever need to create a card, but alas, you just sit there and stare?  You hope for some divine inspiration.  Sometimes that happens, but not always.  That's when you turn to your annual catalog.  It has ideas and samples galore.  Take a look.  I needed to design cards for a class.  So with Retiring List in hand and the catalog, I ended up on page 84 of the outgoing 2015-2016 catalog.  You know we'll have a new catalog going live June 1, right?  Page 84 has the stamp set The Open Sea.  It's been a staple for several years when you need a masculine card.  It will definitely be missed.  It deserves a place in my May class.  The word CASE in the stamping world means Copy and Share Everything or Copy and Slightly Edit.  That's what I've done here.

By the Tide together

I have two cards here.  One is a little more simple than the other.  I have a regular 5 card class and I also hold a Clean & Simple class.  Thus, the two cards.

By the Tide simple


This card is for the Clean & Simple class.

  • The card base is standard and uses Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • On the base, stamp the worded list in Early Espresso ink and the compass in Bermuda Bay.  Use the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to add spots in Bermuda Bay.
  • Add washi tape to the bottom of the card.  Trim it to fit.  On this card, I used tape from the Cherry on Top and the Sweet L'il Things collections.
  • The banner is from Whisper White cardstock and measures 2 x 4.  Notch the ends using the Triple Banner Punch,  Stamp the ship from The Open Sea in Early Espresso.  The sentiment is from Guy Greetings.  Tape it to the card.
  • Add sequins from the Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim.

By the Tide stepped up


To step up this card a bit I cut the word happy out using the Hello You Thinlits in Bermuda Bay.  I used the 2 Way Glue Pen to adhere.  The tag here is a little smaller at 1 1/2 x 4.  Again I used the Triple Banner Punch.  The sentiment is from Crazy About You.  I did use a different yellow washi tape, but I was running a little low on that. That's the only reason for the change.

By the Tide inside

The inside is the same for both cards.  The words are from Guy Greetings.  Subtle changes step up the second card, but they are both pretty!  Is there one you like best?

By the Tide together


The North Carolina Demo group will host it's monthly blog with my next post.  You don't want to miss it!  It's sure to please.  See you then!

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