Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Seaside Starfish ~ HSS269, FabFri117

Hello stampers!  It's time for another Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge and this time it's a photo inspiration.  These are some of my favorite challenges to participate in.  I was inspired by the top left photo.  I also used the sketch from Fab Friday 117 to help me out.
I started out by covering my clear acrylic block with Pool Party at the bottom, Bermuda Bay in the middle and Pacific Point at the top for the sky.  I misted the whole thing with water and laid the block right on my piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I love the way it turned out.  I also used the water/wave stamp from High Tide to add waves to the Pool Party part, but you really can't see it.  
I added the sea birds to the sky in Basic Black and then stamped and fussy cut the starfish from Picture Perfect.  I stamped the starfish in Crumb Cake on white, but in hindsight I wish I would have stamped it on Crumb Cake paper.  I think it might have looked richer. 

I gave the starfish a little dimension by laying it face down on a mouse pad then lightly running the large end of my stylus all over the back.  It breaks down the fibers in the paper a bit.  I added two dimensionals to the back and popped it onto the card front.

I finished it off with a nice, crisp strip of Pacific Point, the sentiment, and some linen thread.
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!


  1. Absolutely love this! The colors are perfect and so is your design. Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

  2. Beautiful! And I just used the clear block stamping technique with my stamp club yesterday! Really makes for a great "ocean" background doesn't it! I love your starfish as the circle element of our sketch! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

  3. I love that background! Great tips for block stamping, and it came out wonderful! Love your 3-D starfish too - this whole card is so buttoned up! Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!

  4. Such great colors! I love how the birds fly onto the gorgeous block of blue! Thanks for playing along with this FabFriday sketch challenge!

  5. I love the starfish is the focal point of your card and I love your technique for the sky. I wlll have to try it. Thanks for being part of the HSS design team.