Monday, 21 January 2008

Romance in the sand dunes

Thank you all for the positive feedback on my watermark - nice to see that you're all doing as you're told!

Now, to answer Debbie's question about yesterday's gift box: what would fit inside? Um... without trying any of these things, and purely as a size guide, I reckon you'd get any of the following in there:

One Milky Way
Two Penguins (the biscuits, not the birds)
Three Ferrero Rocher

But I'll probably put a small stamp and a few other SU goodies in there and use it as a gift for one of my hostesses. I have my first workshop next week!

Now, on to today's card...

What could be more romantic than sitting in the dunes together, with sand in your eyes and seagulls eyeing your tuna sandwiches menacingly?

This is another from the batch of cards I made using Summer by the Sea, embossing and the wet on wet watercolouring technique, all of which you can read about here. The colours bled a little on this one – not entirely sure I can get away with it!

To get the word “happiness” I used a marker to ink part of one of the greetings stamps which come with this set. The full stamp reads “Wishing you happiness”.

Stamps: Summer by the Sea (p48)
Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Paper: Prints Designer Series Paper – Close to Cocoa (p73)
Ink: Mellow Moss, Close to Cocoa, Ruby Red, So Saffron, Basic Black
Accessories: Twill Tape (p87), Hodgepodge Hardware – Pewter (p84), Stampin' Emboss Powder – Clear (p82)

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  1. Thanks for letting us know what will fit in your gift box, Helen.
    You could take it a stage further and issue a challenge to other demos - to see what other interesting/edible things we could fit in there!
    Regarding your man, perhaps he has been sitting in the damp sand too long and the colour has started to run from his cotton shirt!

  2. Ssuch a pretty card. Relaxing ;)

  3. Great card. I wish I was sitting someplace warm instead of here - where it is currently -9!


  4. I love your blog! How exciting that sheli is coming to england!!

  5. you have a very nice blog!

  6. Beautiful! Love the softness of that watercolour technique, and your colour choices are wonderful; love the brown red combo!

  7. Beautiful! One of my all time favorite sets!

  8. Lovely card. Your description of a day sitting in the dunes, with sand in your eyes and seagulls eyeing your tuna sandwiches menacingly sounds nice - but I'd need a major thunderstorm to make my beach day perfect!!CC


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