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Birthday Wishes for Paper Players #211

Wetlands for Addicted to CAS

Hi Everyone.  Happy Saturday.

It's the talented Sandie's turn to host our Addicted to CAS challenge and she has a very versatile code word for us 


Now... there are all sorts of places you can go with this word and, I must admit, my initial reaction had been to create a little Tiffany box of  Tiffany-Blue-with-a-white-satin-ribbon-box of luxury.  BUT, when I thought about it, I realized that for me, going to the beach is pure luxury.  

Living in the middle of the country means that we are thousands of miles away from a beach and I crave the sound of the waves, the plovers running across the sand and the cleansing, calming air that comes off the sea.

As our lives get busier and busier, it seems that more and more of us are vacationing less and less.  So, my LUXURY was definitely beachside!  

I remember when we went on holidays, before the days of computers and instagram and email, postcards that read "thinking of you", or "wish you were here" were the norm.  I didn't have a wish you were here stamp, so I went with the sentiment of "thinking of you".

Here's my card:




The other luxury we didn't have today?  SUNSHINE!  It's been grey and gloomy and rainy most of the day and there was very little light to take a good photo of my card.  I waited until the rain cleared for a little while and tried to get the most light that I could!

I had fun masking a piece of white card stock with low-tack painter's tape and then putting some rubbing alcohol into a Mini Mister.

My first masking was for the frame.   Then, I masked an area at the bottom of the white space where the sand was going to go.   I put some rubbing alcohol into the Mini Mister with 4 drops of Baja Breeze ink and sprayed the masked off area about 6 inches away from the cardbase.   A couple of really quick spritzes, as I wanted the alcohol to blend with very little separation.   

I left it to dry for a few minutes and then removed the masked area across the white space.  This left me with the blue sky - but an area of white where the sand was going to be.   To create the sand, I masked off the sky and cleaned out my Mini Mister and reloaded it with some rubbing alcohol and this time used 4 drops of Crumb Cake.  

As I wanted a more grainy texture for the sand, I made sure that I spritzed it much further away - about 12-18 inches.  This gave me much bigger drops of the alcohol/ink mix, which I think is perfect for the sand.   Once again I left it to dry and then removed all of the tape and my card was ready to stamp the image and the sentiment.  

We do hope you will join us this week and we have another fabulous prize for this week's winner.

Inspired by Stamping

A $15 certificate to the fab Ozzie based Inspired by Stamping.

On a personal note:

OH YEAH!  It's a long weekend.  Can you hear me singing and dancing and twirling :-)  I cannot tell you how happy I am that we have a three day weekend.  Tomorrow I hope to spend a good part of the day in my craft room.   I have some goodies to create for an engagement party for a fabulous couple who are very dear to our hearts!  I also have to create my card for the Paper Players and some cards for the card drive.  It should be a great crafty day and, if the weather is like it is today, my carft space will be a good place to be :-)

I'll be back on Sunday morning with my Paper Players card.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe - all ingredients Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:

  • Card stock:  white (SSS).  Baja Breeeze (SU)
  • Stamp:  Wetlands
  • Inks:  Baja Breeze.  Crumb Cake.  StazOn black
  • Tools:  Frogtape low-tack painter's tape.  Rubbing Alcohol.  Mini Mister