Thursday, February 21, 2013

"Carp-e" Diem!

Hi Everyone! 

Hope everyone's week is going well!  It's been so cold recently that I've been thinking more than usual of the beach--thus the inspiration for today's card!  This week's Lawnscaping Challenge is to "Stamp a Scene," so I thought I'd channel those thoughts into my own little piece of paradise.

Here's my take: 

This card was a lot of fun to make!  I started by inking the background panel with distress inks to create a gradient of color.  I then stamped my "spatter" Impression Obsession cover-a-card stamp with water onto the inked panel.  Since the distress inks react with water, the stamp creates a neat pattern on the panel.  I thought it looked a bit like bubbles.  It's a little hard to tell in the picture, but do you see the little dots? 

After I finished the panel, I cut a sandy hill out of kraft cardstock and also inked that with the "spatter" stamp, although I used VersaMark this time to create a tone-on-tone look.  I then die cut the Twiggy Tree from Memory Box since I thought it could pass for some coral.  

I then stamped and colored many of the images from Lawn Fawn's Critter's in the Sea and positioned them in throughout the panel.  Lastly, I stamped my sentiment with Smitty's ABC's (Lawn Fawn).  While my scene may have taken a few artistic liberties (...carp may actually be freshwater fish...), I thought my sentiment was too good to pass up!  What a fun and encouraging way to tell someone to "sea-ize the day"!, eh? ...alright, alright... I'll stop ;) 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a good rest of the week! 



  1. I absolutely love the sentiment here. So clever!! To really be pacific, it makes me want to go out and not be crabby or shellfish! This card definitely gets my seal of approval.

  2. Aww, that is adorable! I really like your custom sentiment and pun!! I also really like the background that you created - the little bubbles are perfect for the underwater scene! Have a great weekend, Lizzy! :)

  3. How sweet!! Totally love your underwater scene!!
    Totally cool!!
    Enjoy your weekend!

  4. Lizzy, oh my word, girl! Such a fabulous card. Completely and totally love it! So vibrant, so fun, so creative! You rocked my socks off with this one. Thank you so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

  5. Love it! So clever! Your background is gorgeous! Love the tree die for coral too, so creative! Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

  6. This is such a fun underwater scene! I love how you used the spatter Impression Obsession stamp for your background...Awesome card!

  7. How cute is this?! I love it all, the critters and the coral, well done!

  8. WOW!!! loving this! love the bold cards and coral reef :) thanks for playing a long with us at lawnscaping!

  9. Lizzy, this is totally AMAZING. I love all the bright colors and that coral is so so clever!!! I really love your creations and this is one of my favorites! :)

  10. Awesome idea for the coral!!! Your card is stunning!

  11. Congrats to you, Lizzy! I just LOVE your card, and was not at all surprised you were named "Top Mow it All"!

  12. I'm in love with this card - simply fabulous <3

    xo Martina


Many thanks for each and every thoughtful comment! Your feedback is genuinely appreciated--I only hope you enjoy my cards as much as I enjoy your comments!

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