Sunday, July 4, 2010

My Beach Cottage

Happy 4th of July to all my US friends! Hope you are enjoying the beautiful long weekend! =)

I have one last sneak peek featuring Practicing Creativity's July release - My Beach Cottage to share with you.

The design of this card is greatly inspired by the uber talented Maile Belles. I adore her beautiful and clean style and took inspiration from this card that she posted a few days ago. As you can see, her version is infinitely better. Thanks for all the inspiration, Maile! =)

I first made the front panel and used it as a guide to stamp the coral, starfish and sentiment. I then stamped and cut out the anchor image that came with the new My Beach Cottage set then attached it to the front panel with a piece of twine. I tried to stamp another rope border image right next to the twine, but the ink was very light and it's hard to see in the photo. The buttons and pearls were then added for the final touches.

That's all the peeks I have for you. This beautiful stamp set will be available starting tomorrow, so don't forget to check out the Practicing Creativity store!


Thanks for stopping by!


supplies:
cardstock, twine, buttons: Papertrey Ink
stamps: Practicing Creativity
inks: Perfect Match by Papertrey Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
peals: Recollections
dies: Spellbinders (circle), Papertrey Ink (scallop border)
die cutting machine: Cuttlebug

23 comments:

donna mikasa said...

Love this card shape, Alice! So very cool with the nautical theme....Thanks for the great peeks! Can't wait to see the new release! Happy 4th!

Courtney K said...

Oh this card just screams "Beach!!!" which is where I should totally be this weekend but opted for the city instead.

Karen B. said...

I think your card is perfect Alice! So beachy, so fresh and clean. Love what you've done with this set.

Tyggereye said...

ooh this card is gorgeous too! I love the beachy feel. It totally is unique with that circle cut out.

Diane Jaquay said...

What a SUPER card this is Alice!!! I just love the half circle cut out with the coral peeking out; so creative!

Dawn said...

Beautifully inspired Alice! What I really love about this card (minus the superb layout) is your color choice. Everything is so perfectly balanced by your neutral base aand the shots of complimentary colors. I'd never tire of looking at this card!

Holly said...

Very sweet card Alice. I really like the little cut out area for your sentiment.

~amy~ said...

such a lovely card Alice...that's some fussy cutting...

Sasya said...

sooo cute and beautiful!! :)

Sue McRae said...

Cool design Alice!

Pam S. said...

so creative! love it Alice!
Pam Going Postal

Michelle said...

Love the half circle cut out element! I think this is such a gorgeous creation:-) it maybe my most favourite from all your cards, the design is simply devine!

Barbara said...

Your card is beautiful Alice! I love your take on Maille's design!
:-)

Maile Belles said...

Amazing Alice, simply amazing! Thank you for finding inspiration through my work and creating something as perfectly unique and soothing as this!

BabyBokChoy said...

That is extremely soothing!!! Love it! Now I need a nap, lol.

Nat said...

wonderful beach feel, great Summery card! love this design!!

alexandra s.m. said...

This is so delicate!
Love it Alice!!

Vanessa said...

This is beautiful, Alice! Love the perfect beach colors you used! I hope you had a fab weekend!

Monika Reeck said...

love the idea of the half circle Alice...very lovely card....hugs

Jill said...

Such a soft, soothing color scheme! Perfect summer card!

Laura O'Donnell said...

this looks so beachy on the rustic white. love it!

Suzanne C said...

I just LOVE this card! So beautiful and something I struggle with a clean and gorgeous design!

Kelly Booth said...

Super Duper card Alice...I Love the Cut Out...just Genius!!

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