I had just received my box of pre-order goodies from the Stampin' Up holiday catalog (goes live for customers September 1st) and I was itching to use something, anything from that box for my card today! But what to do with holiday goodies for a beach challenge? Let's see if you can find the holiday goodie on my card:
I wanted to create the look of a tropical seaside village with colorful houses and a rising sun.....so I used the new Sleigh Ride Edgelit dies to make my sand dunes, ocean and houses! I cut two hills with the house edgelit die from Crumb Cake cardstock. The die has these little houses on it and since I wanted to make them in different colors, I simply snipped them off the Crumb Cake layer leaving me with a good sand dune. Stamping some Gorgeous Grunge speckles in the same color gives the illusion of sand. I cut another edgelit from Pool Party cardstock and used the line stamp from Gorgeous Grunge in the same ink color for the illusion of moving water.
For the houses I used a scrap piece of cardstock to cut just a part of the edgelit. Since I only needed one house in each color, I didn't need the whole piece. I chose Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride and So Saffron for my seaside village. The Sun from the stamp set Kinda Eclectic was stamped in Daffodil Delight and the clouds were stamped in Soft Sky with the Work of Art stamp set.
One more sneak peek you really can't even see but trust me, you're going to want it! That's the fine tip glue pen I used to adhere the Hello framelit to my card. It has a needle like tip that hollow and lets the glue flow freely and easily onto the tiniest of surfaces. Love it!
I hope you like today's card and an alternative way to use your holiday goodies!. Do stop over to the rest of The Paper Players design team to see what goodies they are sharing. I hope you will play along with us before our challenge closes Friday, August 21st at Noon (PST).
The Paper Players Design Team
Anne Marie Hile (on leave)