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Friday, April 15, 2016

Picture Perfect Starfish

I have toyed with purchasing the Picture Perfect stamp set ever since I received my copy of the Occasions Catalog, but just wasn't sure because there are some elements I just didn't expect to use—like the starfish. So, of course, once I received the set, the first card I designed using it was with the starfish. I think it was the challenge that did it for me. And then, when I prepared the elements for the front of the card, I realized I had cut the Tempting Turquoise too short one direction. Of course, as we always say, there are no mistakes in stamping, only creative opportunities. So I added the button and twine and some dots across the top and—voila—a card to be proud of. By the way, the dots came from the Watercolor Wings stamp set and were added after the card had been put together because I felt it needed a little something extra.

My thought process in choosing the designer series paper was that the Crumb Cake looked somewhat like a sandy beach and tearing the Tempting Turquoise was to mimic the water washing onto the sand. I am not sure if anyone would pick up on that without my explaining it, however.

Products Used:
Picture Perfect photopolymer stamp set (18), 140520, $27.00
Watercolor Wings photopolymer stamp set (15), 139424, $26.00
Whisper White 8½" x 11" card stock (40), 100730, $8.95
Crumb Cake 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 120953, $7.00
Tempting Turquoise 8½" x 11" card stock (24), 102067, $7.00
Perfectly Artistic 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper, 141021, SAB, retired
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad, 126978, $6.50
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad, 126975, $6.50
Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin Pad,126952, $6.50
Linen Thread (15 yards), 104199, $4.50
Naturals Designer Buttons, retired
Banner Triple punch, 138292, $23.00

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