Summer Inspirations...

Welcome to Day 2 of groups posts for the May Papertrey Ink Release.  We have some fun new stamps to share today, so lets get started!

This first card uses 3 new sets....


The first stamp I used was the background stamps from the new set called Sand Swatch.  I love these simple images that can give you the beach on any card!  Next, I stamped out 3 seashells from the new Simple Seashells. These stamps are amazing and give you such a fun layering system to give you more detail with multiple ink colors.  Last, I stamped the sentiment from Walk by Faith.  This new set is amazing!  I love the fun and simple font and all the sentiment included are beautiful!


For this next card, I used a new stencil from the Sun and Surf Stencil Collection and a stamp set called Keep Swimming....


First, I did some watercoloring in the background with my Peerless watercolors and the stencil.  I stamped the whale and popped him up on some foam tape.  I picked out 4 sentiments from the set and stamped them all with a fun, positive message.  Last, I added in some Rain Stones for a little extra detail.


Last, there are new additions to the Dress Up Dolls!  It's a summer addition!


First, I heat embossed the gorgeous waves from the new set called What the Doodle: Waves on vellum.  I used a light blue Copic on the back of the vellum just to give it a little color.  I also added in a sentiment from Dress Up Dolls: Summer.  Last, I die cut and colored this cute little girl and gave her a fun swimming suit.  I layered up this vellum card front to a scored base to finish it off.  


So that is it for today!  Head on over to Nichole's blog to see what the other girls have made up for today.  Thanks so much for coming by and I hope to see you tomorrow!


  1. Love you first two cards, the soft colors, the waves, the sea shells, take me to another place far away from WI!

  2. LOVE the Walk by Faith sentiments! Great cards!!!

  3. Wonderful summer cards Laurie!!

  4. your shell card is perfection!

  5. LOOOOVE the Walk By Faith card!!! JUST BEAUTIFUL!!! (I want that sentiment set! LOL ) The sea shells & sand are PERFECT & PEACEFUL with this sentiment! ;) I ALSO LIKE the water coloring you've done with the stencil!!! JUST BEAUTIFUL!!! AND your little swimmer is ADORABLE!! ;)

  6. Cute, cute cards, Laurie! My fav is the first one with multicolored seashells.

  7. Just wondering if the dotted triangles from the sea urchin could be turned around to make a starfish?

  8. Wonderful cards, Laurie. It's funny how our eyes are drawn to certain products. While each of your cards as a whole is fabulous, I zeroed in on the Walk By Faith sentiment on the first card and the waves on the next two. Those parts just brought each card to life for me.

  9. Love the look of the waves on the vellum. The whale card is the best. Great look of the stenciled waves with the water color.

  10. Fabulous cards, Laurie! I especially love the second one with the whale -- it's amazing!


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