8.02.2011

HSS Fancy Fold Challenge #78

Welcome to a new challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week. I was quite excited about today's card. Not only was it a new card style I'd never seen before, but it was unbelievably simple to put together. And with three little grommets running around, THAT is essential.


For my card I chose to use the side step style. I really like how it turned out and I found a great (and EASY) tutorial on it at Splitcoast Stampers.  Isn't it neat?! I started with a base of Baja Breeze and used Bashful Blue Patterns Designer Series Paper for the background. I added torn strips of Sahara Sand to mimic the look of sand. I used my color spritzer and Crumb Cake marker to spritz them. I really like how the spritzing gives it a more realistic look. The sun was created with the 1-1/4" Circle Punch from Textured Daffodil Delight card stock. I spritzed this as well but with a Tangerine Tango marker. The rays were created by snipping the buds from the middle sized flower from the Boho Blossoms punch and attaching them to the back. This was adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals to add height and well..dimension.


The pail was stamped in Rich Razzleberry. The surfboards were embossed with Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi Embossing Powders. The sentiment was stamped in Pacific Point from the Flight of the Butterfly set. And the accents on the top step were stamped in Calypso Coral, Island Indigo and River Rock. So run and pick your favorite fancy fold and join us at HSS this week. Hope to see you there! 

Paper: Baja Breeze card stock {111352}, Sahara Sand card stock {121043}, Subtles Designer Patterned Paper Stack in Bashful Blue {117152}, Daffodil Delight Textured card stock {121077}, Whisper White card stock {100730}
Stamps: Summer Splash {123037}, Flight of the Butterfly {111564}
Ink: Versa Mark {102283}, Rich Razzleberry {115658}, Pacific Point {111837}, Tangerine Tango, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, River Rock and Island Indigo Stampin' Write Markers {119806}
Tools: Paper Cutter {104152}, Heat Tool {100005}, Melon Mambo {123223}, Tangerine Tango {123106} and Wild Wasabi {123224} Embossing Powders, 1-1/4" Circle Punch {119861}, Color Spritzer {107066}, Boho Blossoms Punch {119858}
Embellishments: Stampin' Dimensionals {104430}

9 comments:

Anne Marie said...

Surfs up, dude! :) I'm so ready to hit the beach after seeing this one, Shannon! TOO cute! Love the fun colors you used and all of the fabby details. I have never tried this style of card...you said the magic word to get me to give it a go...simple! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

stampinbygenny said...

I love the bright and sunny colors! This fancy fold was the perfect stage for your little beach scene. I also love the Color Spritzer tool. I was inspired by one of your previous projects so I too had to get one. I'll have to add this type of card to my to do list. Thanks again for the inspiration!

Robbie said...

This is super cute! Love the beach theme for this style.

Erin Gonzales said...

Ok, so you really did do a FAB job and thanks for playing with us. :) hehehe- seriously I LOVE the card and I HAVE to get that set!!! I am super jealous that you really can be at the beach in just moments, so cool!

Shannon said...

You could be too Erin, just move here! HAHA! No, but I am serious, a little:)

Joan said...

This is so much fun - love the sand hills. I haven't tried this fold yet - I'll have to try it for sure now! Thanks for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

What a cute summer card!!! I'm ready for the beach now and school is just around the corner!! Maybe next year!! What a fun card!! Great job!!
Amy L.

ChatterScene.com said...

love it!!!

Krista said...

Another great way to use this card. Love the beach scene. Thanks for inspiring me to think out of the box. :)