Happy May, everyone! This past month has been a huge change for our family as we moved into our new house. We are settling in and happy to be in our new space. I shared a little about setting up my new studio area on my blog during the countdown and that is definitely still very much in progress! I will share more when I have things more organized...
The first of May also means time for the Papertrey Ink senior design team challenge. This month we revisited the Out to Sea set. All thing nautical have been making their rounds on the trends list again lately and so it was fun to pull this set out and create with it again.
I went for some traditional colors and pulled out and assortment of blues and then embossed various images onto the cardstock pieces with gold embossing powder.
I cut the embossed pieces into 1 1/2" squares (you could use a square punch as well) and then laid them out randomly onto my kraft cardstock card base. When I got the squares how I liked them, I adhered them all down.
The "let your dreams sail" sentiment is also embossed with gold on a Rustic White cardstock strip. I added a bit of sequin bling to the front of my card too. My sequins are vintage ones that I picked up at a thrift store and then used some Zip Dry paper glue to stick them down.
One last detail was a strip of Gold shimmer cardstock along the bottom edge of the card front.
I will see you soon for the May release sneak peeks and countdown!
all supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted
Sailing Dreams Card
size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
stamps: Out to Sea
ink: Versamark (Tsukineko)
cardstock: kraft, Rustic White, Spring Rain, Blueberry Hill, Enchanted Evening, Gold Shimmer
other: gold embossing powder, sequins (vintage)