I keep stamping flowers and critters, critters and flowers, and have felt I should do something else once in a while. I wondered what that would be, hmmm? Well, I live close to the beach, so how about some beachy cards? And that's how this stamp came into my collection. More on that in a minute, but first, the card:
And here's how the stamp is depicted on the packaging:
I thought it would make good masculine cards, and I do like the stamp, but the more I looked at it, the more I puzzled over the coloring of it. I could be wrong, but it seemed to me, whether that large orb was a vivid sunset or a full moon rising, there probably wouldn't be much color showing on the boat. Maybe it should be more of a silhouette. I don't know... what do you think?
At any rate, after pondering this for two years (!!) I finally decided to color it as a silhouette against a splendiferously huge, bright, other worldly kind of moon. Just a hint of color showing on the boat. The sentiment is from another not-yet-used stamp set. I can see it as a retirement card. Now, all I need is for a guy friend to retire. However, with the right sentiment inside, it could be used for other occasions, too.
More not-yet-used supplies on the frame -- the anchor and fishing net -- which I bought for all these (ahem) beachy cards I planned to make. The fishing net is a large square, but as you can see, I used just a corner of it. Another corner decorates the inside of the card.
Maybe later I'll make it into a sunset.
I've been doing more than my usual volume of stamping, so I'll pop in again Friday. I have to keep this up or I'll lose my momentum. It's always been the case -- the more I stamp, the more I stamp. Know what I mean? Have a happy day!
Stamps: CC Designs "Sailboat", Inky Antics "Moonlight Raccoon" (sentiment) Paper: X-Press It Blending Card (colored panel), Neenah 110 lb white (frame and seashells), Real Red, Basic Black, navy Core'dinations Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Adirondack Sandal (for sponging seashells), Copics for coloring -- blues are B60, B63, B66, B69 Accessories: Spellbinders Grand Squares (frame), Amy Design Fishing Net, KaiserCraft Anchors, Impression Obsession Sea Shells