Monday, August 6, 2018

Steamed Heat at Stinkin' Inkers

Just in time for the hottest month of the year {it is here at least}, Stinkin' Inkers August theme is "Steamed Heat."  If there is one thing I can blog about endlessly is the summer heat!  We have broken many records this summer due to the high temperatures in the Denver area; thank goodness we have a swamp cooler to help keep things cool.  Now, I'd never even heard of such a thing when I first moved here, and I still can't really wrap my brain around how it works, but it does work and that's all that matters!  I made this card to help all of us experiencing steamed heat visualize being a little cooler!  I hope to see you this month at Stinkin' Inkers "Steamed Heat" August challenge!

I made my card using the Hero Art's My Monthly Hero kit for the month of
June.  The entire card is made using the items in the kit, except for the white card base.  I first used the mini ink-blending tool and Soft Sky ink to make the sky.  I then flipped the card over and used the Deep Ocean and Summer Sky inks to make the ocean.  The kit includes all the stamps you need to make the ocean seem full of waves and texture.  You just layer the stamps with ink colors going from light to dark and BAM! you have an 
ocean!  Once the sky and ocean were finished, I
embossed the beach by dabbing Versamark ink on the lower half of the card and embossed the beach
 directly onto the card with the Sand embossing powder. 
The embossing powder is SO pretty in real life - it has notes of various browns and sparkly copper in it.  Next, I stamped the Adirondack chairs on light brown card and embossed them with Simon Says Stamp white detail embossing powder and die cut them. I cut the clouds out of white, coated, shiny card {from my stash - I'm sure it's as old as the hills} and the cute starfish out of some pink scrap card.  I put a few white accents on the starfish so he wouldn't get lost in the scene, then stamped my sentiment and cut it out with Tutti Designs Cross Stitched Rectangles.  I attached the sentiment, then the chairs and the starfish, and then I used dimensional dots to adhere the clouds to the sky.  It looks like a beautiful day in my scene! Hopefully, your sky is as pretty as this one is.  

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see your creations at Stinkin' Inkers August Challenge "Steamed Heat!" Fondly, Christi

I am entering my Beach Scene Card in the following challenges:
{Where do I find all these FABULOUS challenges?? At Challenges for Days - and easy to read blog that helps you easily find challenges to enter - check us out!}
Lost Coast Portal - #58, Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge - #35, At The Beach
CardsInEnvy - Something New {First time I've used the MMH Kit}
Just Us Girls - #452, Word Week: Beach
a2z Scrapbooking - Anything Goes {August}
The Artistic Stamper - Anything Goes {August}
Emerald Creek - The Great Outdoors {August}
Papercraft Business Challenge - #9, Anything Goes, TWIST: Summer
Craft Rocket Challenge - #51, Anything Goes


  1. Gorgeous summer card, Christi! LOVE your beach scene!

    1. Thanks Karen :) I appreciate all the comments you leave me <3

  2. I love your beach scene. I would love to be there right now! Thanks for playing along with us at Cards in Envy.

  3. makes me want to head to the beach and dip my toes in! very cute card - thanks for joining the lost coast design challenge.

  4. Great beach scene, the sand looks fantastic, and I love those fluffy clouds!! Thanks for linking up to our August challenge in a2z.

  5. Beautiful beach scene! This card is truly calming - I love it!!! Great job!

    Jess @ freshbyjess

    Proud PB DT Member

    Thank you for joining in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!

  6. Wow, very cool scene. Your stamped ocean is awesome. Hugz

  7. Ooops, forgot to say thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. Hugz

  8. What a great card! Thank you for joining us! Jeanie -Scrapbookingmamaw @ Proud PB DT Member
    Be sure to join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges next time!

  9. Fab card for our AG challenge at Craft Rocket, xxxx

  10. This is beautiful! Who wouldn't want to be sitting in those chairs by the beach! Great ocean and sand! Great job and thank so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week.

  11. What a gorgeous card for our challenge!! So peaceful looking! Thanks so much for playing along at JUGS!

  12. This is beautiful Christi, and the sea looks amazing - wonderful stamping. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Lost Coast Designs, and have a very happy week, Sue xx

  13. What a great beach scene. I see you are using the HA kit for this month. So glad you could show us the versatility and fun of those goodies you have. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  14. Such a nice scene! I just want to sit in one of those chairs. The ocean and that sand look so nice. Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking for the August challenge.

  15. Such a fun beachy card Christie - it looks so relaxing! Thanks for joining in on the fun at Lost Coast Designs!

  16. Beautiful card,thanks for playing along with us at Unicorn Challenge this month!
    Have a nice day
    Anneke DT

  17. Gorgeous card, Loe how you popped up the clouds. Thanks for sharing with us over at Cards In Envy
    Dt- Nancy

  18. So jealous! I missed out on this kit - you did a great job. :) Thanks for playing along with us at the Papercraft Business Challenge Blog this month!

    Jess - Papercraft Business DT

  19. Fab card, thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Unicorn Challenge!
    Hugs Donna (DT) xx


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