Today’s card is a challenge for simply “water”.  I turned to the Host stamp set titled Calm & Quiet.  And it is a fabulous stamp set.


Stampin' Up!, Calm and quiet, happy labels, deckled rectangles, jackie beers


The challenge I mentioned is the Make My Monday Challenge.  Click on the link below and see what the other MMM Designers have created.  And add your own version of the “water” theme.


Stamp Set

The stamp set I used is the Host Rewards set Calm & Quiet.  It has two different scene images.  I loved this one and new it was the perfect stamp for this challenge.  Plus you all know how much I love to color.  All of the different Stampin’ Blend colors are listed in the Supply List at the bottom of the page.  Since sitting in the chair with a book seems like paradise, I made that the focal point and used that as the card base color.


To allow the stamped image to be the center of attention, I kept the layers fairly simple.  By highlighting the bright colors I believe it helped the scene to pop.  The layers were created by using the Deckled Rectangles Dies.  With the Tahitian Tide card base and Lemon Lolly layer, the scene was finished.


The sweet sentiment is a perfect compliment to the card and scene in my book.  It is from the Happy Labels stamp set.  Except this is not the complete image.  It actually says “you are my happy place”.  Since I only needed the happy place, I used Post It tape to cover the “you are”, inked the stamp, removed the tape (that is very important! LOL!!), and stamped.  All of my fingers that could be were crossed that I would get a straight and good image since I was stamping onto the layer itself!

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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,