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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Sparkle N Sprinkle At The Beach Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sparkle N Sprinkle "At the Beach" Blog Hop!! If you have come by way of Keri Brown's Blog, then you are in the right place! Or you can start at the beginning to be eligible for some fabulous prizes: Sparkle N Sprinkle.
Please don't forget to drop by and see what the lovely Karin Martin has in store to inspire you!
This is the perfect time to welcome the summer. We have been getting lovely warm weather here in California. It has been in the 70-80s. This weekend is supposed to be even hotter! You know where I'll be at....


I wanted to use a warm tone and Earth-y colors to remind me of the beach---so I stuck with shades of browns with a warm peachy tone. The seashell stamp can be found here and "A Day at the Beach" stamp can be found here.

My lovely in-laws are visiting us all the way from Florida this week! We are super-excited! Whenever we get family visiting us out here, we are always happy. My mother-in-law loves the coral color. This card reminds me of her.

I've added pleats to make the shell image "pop". (I am sort-of running out of dimensional foam tape. I love making everything "pop".....so I just tried to improvised.)
I've added sparkles to the seashell. It is colored using Copics. The pleats are then propped up and layered with Spellbinder's various dies. The swirl in the background was supposed to mimic sand and waves. I was going to emboss the background with stripes but I could not find my embossing folder--and improvised with my scorer to create stripes. (One day I WILL find all my missing items!) Just not today....

I ran my distress ink through the swirl embossing folder to create a "sand" texture. You can see it in real life.
That was pretty fun! I'll have to try it again next time.

One last look and off you go to Karin Martin's blog.
Thanks for stopping by! And I hope that you do it more often!

Please don't forget to stop by Karin Martin's Blog and see how fun a day at the beach can be!

Here is the list of the Designer's blogs  if you have missed any:
 
 
Marie Berquist    http://craftemarie.blogspot.com
 
 
 
 
Cammy Vietzke    www.stampingtime.blogspot.com (YOU ARE HERE)
 
 
 
Jackie Smith    www.stamping4you.blogspot.com
 
 
 
Anne Temple     www.annemade-anne.blogspot..com
 
 
 
Brenda Smalle     www.rubberroomantics.blogspot.com

50 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Miss Cammy! What a gorgeous card! Love that distressing on the layers, and the pretty medallion with the shell on top. I must made my first medallion on my blog hop card - it is only a partial for the sun. See -- you were sending positive vibes my way. Your card is lovely, and very serene - a true beachy feel. xox

Brenda said...

Love the peachy color and beautiful coloring on the shell.... totally elegant!

Barbara Bruder said...

What a pretty & elegant card. Great colors, perfect with the seashell.

Cindy Keogh said...

Very elegant! So relaxing and beachy.

Anne Temple said...

So soothing and relaxing looking. Great colors and lots of great textures.

April said...

Very pretty, Cammy. I love the warm colors and the medallion!

E. Marie said...

I really like the coloring you used for this card. Beautiful background and I love how you backed your shell image with the rosette.

Jacqueline Smith said...

Fabulous card, love the embossing folder along with the rosette!

SusanH said...

Your card is beautiful - thanks for sharing!

Karalee said...

I agree with your M-I-L. I also like the coral color. All the detail - very nice indeed. Beautiful.

Lynne Platt said...

Cammy, This card is just plain gorgeous! The embossing folder and the distress ink give you that feel of water, sun, and sand. This card says oceans (no pun intended!) without being too fussy.

Karin said...

Love the embossed swirls as the background for this pretty, glittery shell! Beautiful card!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Such a pretty card. Love the way you "popped" the shell - super idea. The colors are lovely and serene!

Gita said...

Cammy, I LOVE this card. I am so into coral color right now so it's just gorgeous. Love the "sand" in the background of the swirls. Love the scored background. All just so pretty.

elf1023 said...

Beautiful card. Love the color choices, and the shell.

Ann w said...

Love your card. Color choice is great.

namabear said...

Pretty card Cammy I luv the peach color. I like the way you pleated the shell thats cool. Great job Thanks for sharing.

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Kim S said...

Love the color scheme!

Janet said...

Just love the different concept of using the peach and brown for a beach card. The shell fits right in with your color scheme.

carrie said...

Great card. Love the colors and embossed background and the way you layered the shell.

Anonymous said...

Your card is neat and crisp. Really like it.
Pat

Anita Braddock said...

Awesomely beautiful card love the pleats and the added shell with the added glitter it lets the shell be the star. the Swirl's are perfect. your layering is perfect. thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

really like the sand texture on the embossing and the colors are marvelous

Joan

RuthAnn said...

Beautiful card, Cammy.Great use of the embossing folder. The use of the rosette under the seashell really catches your eye. Thanks for sharing.

Susannah said...

Great colors!

Karenladd said...

A beautiful card and I love the rosette and glitter on the shell. So pretty!

Frann said...

I love everything about your card--from the embossed swirls over the "sand"and the colors to the rosette under the shell. A subtle but beautiful beachy feeling. You nailed it!

Pat Garvin said...

Wonderful warm colors.

Candy Meyers said...

Peachy color is perfect for this stamp set.
Candy Meyers

HelenM said...

so elegant. Thanks for the inspiration

Lynne said...

Lovely color and sparkle.

Rita B said...

Love the embossed background, it really makes it pop!

AMY MCCABE said...

Adorable! Love the colors!

Jean Bullock said...

Love the colors, layers and embossing. The rosette is awesome and I love the shell. Great job!

Penny Ockey said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors. Thank your for sharing.

Debi said...

Really clean looking card, even with all the glitter and embossing. The medallion is a nice addition. Great colors and layout.

Lois Gulotta said...

Love the colors you used and the pretty shell on the rosette. Very nice!

Pamela Selinski said...

Oh I do love those colors and the sparkle that you added to the shell is just the right completing touch. Beautiful card.

Gina Howe said...

Very nice card! Coral is a great color yet often forgotten to blues. Your layers are great, so many textures! and glitter! Love it!

Anonymous said...

You used my favorite embossing folder for your background so major points for that. I think you & I are kindred spirits in the fact I have so much stuff I don't know just what all I do have @ this point or where some of it is! Help I'm drowning in card making supplies. LOL. Love your color scheme! In other words I just flat out love your card!!!!
Linda Gibb

Julie said...

Your color combo is soooooooooo very beachy. Elegant card

Rose Wilson said...

Love the color scheme and the sea shell i have that stamp

Anonymous said...

Soothing earth tones and the soft peach accent really do say 'beach' to me too. Love the embossing folder choice in the background too as it brings to mind the ocean waves curling just before they crash on the beach. Beautiful...

Nina

Alane Jackson said...

Your embossing does look like waves and popping up the medallion using an accordion method is a great idea, especially if your out of foam dots. This is one idea I will definitely use. Thanks for sharing!

Dianne Potter said...

Wonderful soft summer beach colors. The soft coral is the perfect touch. Thank you for sharing.

dmbennett said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors you used, we seemed to have been on the same wavelength with the colors we choose..... I too used peachy colors....

Judy said...

At first glance I thought this was a simple but lovely card, then saw the special details that add such texture and interest. Very nicely done.

Shanna Shands said...

Fabulous idea for popping the image up with a rosette!

Winterseve said...

Beautiful classy card! I lnow several ladies who would be tickled to get such a pretty card.