Saturday, July 14, 2018

By the Sea . . .

Hello my friends!
Hope you're having a FABULOUS weekend!

The card I have to share today is a 'side step card' and what fun I had creating it.  I was inspired by my friend Diane (Nellie's Nest) to join in the new challenge blog called Back to Basics and Beyond where she is a DT member!  Their theme is actually 'A Simple Stepper Card'.  I used the directions shared on Diane's blog post which came from Splitcoast Stampers ... you can find them HERE.

What do you think???

The designer paper I chose for today's creation is from an older Graphic45 8x8 paper pack called By the Sea.  A bit of fussy cutting here and there was done for my nautical elements.  Also used a few dies ...

Tutti Designs Scalloped Stitched Rectangles

TUTTI-418 Scalloped Stitched Nesting Rectangles

TUTTI-446 Anchor

And, did you notice the Seahorse up on the right corner of the netting?
It came from the Frantic Stampers 'Sea Creatures' die set.

Frantic Stamper - Dies - Sea Creatures Icons

This was so much fun to create, I just might have to make a few more!!  LOL

Challenges to share in:
Not Just Cards July Challenge - ATG
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Fun in the Sun
Through the Purple Haze July Challenge #146 - Marine
Unicorn Challenge #34 - Stitching Real or Faux  (around the main image)
 Dragonfly Dreams July Challenge - Summer
Crafteezee Challenge - Summer
Color It, Create it, Show it Off July Challenge - Under the Sea / Anything Goes

I hope you've enjoyed today's share and just maybe I've inspired you to come join in this fun new challenge!  Have a great weekend and hope to see you over on the BBB Challenge Blog.

As always . . .


scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!!! Delightful step card!!! Love so much the vintage style and the whole design!!
Pinned :)

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful step card! I love the whole By The Beach theme, it looks AHmazing! Your papers are perfect!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is super, love all the added decor on the stepper side, thanks for sharing with us on Back to Basics this fortnight, Hazelx

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful fun fold card. Thanks for sharing with us at Color It, Create It, Show It Off.

Leslie Miller said...

Sheesh, you sure got this just right! It looks like your pieces were designed and cut for you, all ready to fit onto the step card. I'm pretty sure it was all YOU, though! Awesome crafty combo. Love how you've put it all together. Wow!

Diane said...

FABULOUS step card...wowzers look at all those cool elements you have added and the papers are just downright perfect...great great job my friend!!

Bunny said...

This is super cute. I love the fish netting die. [Bunny]

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh, my word! This is beautiful and I love that it is a step card design. Your wonderful nautical elements look amazing on this card. I love the vintage girl. Everything is so perfect together.

Conniecrafter said...

It's just fantastic!!! So love the vintage image and the way you used the net as the base for all the sentiment and anchor, put together perfectly!

Margarets designer cards said...

Beautiful step card, love your sea theme,
Thank you for joining us at BBB
Margaret DT

Jackie C said...

Great job here! So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Through the Purple Haze. Good luck hun and do come back again!
Jackie DT @ ttph

Crafting Queen said...

Great stepper card, love how you decorated it! Thanks for joining us at Back to Basic and Beyond. Anesha :)

debby4000 said...

Fabulous side stepper card, love the vintage image and the brilliant dies.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.