Card Creations

Morning All - My name is Paula Whittaker and I'm here today as a guest showing some of my cards using the New Retro Beach set.
This is a super versatile set and once I started using them, I found it hard to put them down!

The card on your left measures 148x105mm and the other measures 4x4". To create them, I applied 2 different colours of distress inks Weathered Wood and Brushed Corduroy. To apply the inks I used a piece of Cut n Dry foam and just randomly rubbed them in places directly on the card blank front. I then sprinkled/flicked water over the card front and dabbed dry with a piece of kitchen paper.
I part stamped one of the quotes down the side of the card, stamped the main image and stamped a quote at the bottom of the card. I stamped my main image again on to a piece of coloured paper and cut the centre out and paper pieced over the image stamped on the card. I stamped the image again and just cut the shell out and paper pieced it on to the card. Finally, I took some Brushed Corduroy and Gathered Twigs around the card edges.

This next card is a very simple one measuring 4x4". I stamped the shells and seahorse on to some coloured paper trimmed them all out and used a ball tool on the reverse side to give them more of a 3d effect. The seaweed is made using the Tim Holtz Pine Cone die. I stamped the quote on to some pink coloured card and just trimmed each line out, I used silicon glue to attach the sea shells and sea horse to the card to give more depth/dimension.

My last card today uses Peacock Feathers distress ink, Versafine Smokey Grey and Archival Jet Black ink pads.

To start off with, I stamped the quote in grey ink, the word 'Memoirs' and then the star fish. I then stamped the boy in black on to the card front followed by stamping it on to some copier paper which I trimmed out to use as a mask. I placed the mask over the boy and then rubbed some Peacock Feathers ink around the boy. I then took a paint brush and scribbled around him too. I had a border die shape already cut out on my desk which I then used as a stencil across the middle and the top right corner of my card blank. I added some Tim Holtz rub-ons, a piece of net and fine fabric to finish this piece.

Well, I hope you've liked today's offerings as I shall be popping up again this month with a few more makes. See you then!


Thank you so much, Paula! I'm so glad that you wanted to guest design for me and I absolutely LOVE your cards! I look forward to having you back with more of your beautiful creations.


Crafting Queen said…
Wow, Paula, they are all wonderful creations!
Astrid Maclean said…
Stunning Paula and they look like fantastic stamps! I will need to check them out... (as if I needed more stamps lol....)
Susanne Rose said…
Paula, you did a great job. I love you work especially the last card!!! I'm also a big fan of this stamp set.
Elaine said…
Lovely work Paula. I love the colour combinations you have used on the first two cards especially. I am now popping over to check out the stamps. Elaine x
Moira said…
Fabulous Paula such beauty xxx
Lizzy Hill said…
Wow. Just WOW....loooove those top ones and also the blue sea one down the bottom....they look great & I'm so glad you gave us steps on how you created them!!!
The Tag Lady said…
Amazing inspired work as always Paula. Take care XX
Gorgeous makes, love the imagery and I always love your colouring. Great designs. Tracy x
Craftyfield said…
3 very different cards all made with the same stamp set, it just shows how versatile these stamps are! They are wonderful cards too...
Amanda said…
Brilliant Paula, love them all. Your last one is my favourite and captures your signature style brilliantly.
Amanda x
Julie S said…
Wonderful cards and you've shown the versatility of this stamp set so well.
Jane said…
Beautiful cards, I have that lovely set and really hope to get some play time soon with them. Such wonderful stamps x
Gerrina said…
It is great to find work from Paula here made with these stamps!
Deborah said…
All absolutely brilliant, Paula. I really like those pink strips - not what you think of when you think of sea and beach but they work absolutely.
Beautiful cards, Paula. I am also a lucky owner of these wonderful Stamps and I just love to Play with them in My Artjournal and cards and also canvas.
Dotty Jo said…
Stunning cards, Paula! Jo x
Bibi Lindahl said…
Thank you so much, everyone, for leaving such sweet comments for Paula!
Nice to see some new names here as well :-)

ionabunny said…
Love the vintage look of the first two cards and the dimension you added to the seahorse and shells. Gorgeous. Hugz

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