Saturday, July 9, 2016

Little Seahorses

I'm wishing for a trip to the beach!

These little guys will have to do for now.

I die cut them from some old copper metallic paper in my stash and used the new
Stampin' Up! Seaside Embossing Folder.

The two seemed to go together perfectly.

I had found the chunky Frantage on sale and thought it would
work perfectly for the ocean floor.
I used a bit of Crystal Effects to stick the bits down.

Lots of texture, which I love.

Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge this week is
Red, White and/or Blue
I have just the blue and white.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
is inspiration this week.
I'm inspired by those waves!

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  By the Tide, Happy Harmony (retired SU)
Ink:  VersaMark, Blushing Bride (SU)
Paper:  Heavy Weight Whisper White (SU), Pool Party Core'dinations, Copper (stash)
Other:  Swimming Seahorses Die (MB), Copper EP (SU),  Seaside EF (SU), Square Lattice EF (retired SU), Frantage (Stampendous), Dew Drops (stash)


Kath Stewart said...

beautiful card the embossed background and those sparkly seahorses ..thank you so much for taking the time to join us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

JosieD said...

This is so creative how you put things together to create a wonderful "Ahhh, the beach" scene.

Doris said...

We'll be at our beach house rental on OBX the week of July 24th, so if you happen to be in the vicinity that week, feel free to drop in. We're right on the beach! Meanwhile, your sea horses are beautiful!

Donna said...

Just perfect, Bonnie.
Now I want a trip to the beach, too!!!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a fabulous scene you have created here Bonnie! I adore those sweet little seahorses and using the chunky frantage for the sea floor was inspired! Loving those 'bubbles' too and the waves! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Mac Mable said...

Great use of the metallic paper for those cute sea horses. The frantage works so well at the bottom and loving the dry embossing on the background x

Sandy said...

I am not one bit surprised that you made the perfect sea horse card. Not too little and not too much - just right. Beautifully done. I am going to have to look into that embossing folder!
By the way Bonnie - we are having extremely hot weather here in Northern Florida - I would say hotter than usual. Thank the good Lord for air conditioning.
sandy xx

nancy littrell said...

Love your fun textures seahorses and perfect eb folder wave background Bonnie. Makes me want to head to the beach...except it is raining right now;-) TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

Daffodil Cards said...

Dad leading baby to some playtime, at least that's what I see LOL. A great card Bonnie

Brenda said...

Oh Loll, I turned down to go to the beach today and tomorrow. Wish I could have "given" it to you! I just wasn't up for a 4-5 hour ride for just a small amount of time there. Anyway, I just love your sweet beachy card! Those seahorses are just so dang cute and I love the texture of the "ocean" floor, and the embossing fold from SU is perfect! I hope you get to the ocean before summer ends my friend. Hugs, Brenda

Brenda said...

Ooops! Was just at Loll's, and I'm so sorry for calling you Loll Bonnie. lol Just goes to show my poor mind and how it works at times! Sorry!!!! Hugs, Brenda

Virginia Lu said...

Wow, Bonnie, your card took me to the sea! Love the creative elements that you used. Adore the textures and use of colors! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Photo Inspiration” Challenge! Super work!

Maxine D said...

Oh Bonnie this is gorgeous - love the texture and colours you have used

MaryH said...

Love the 'ocean waves' and the coppery shade of the little seahorse looks so pretty against the blue. Wonderful sea sand too (wish I could frontage so well!). Good tip about the Crystal Effects - will be trying that. (have been using CE more lately than GA. My last GA effort resulted in crackling - which looked ok but wasn't my intention!) And it would just be miserably hot at the beach, so your way of conquering the beach urge, is much better!!! Hugs & TFS

Susanne Vargas said...

I adore your copper sea horses and especially the coarse "sand"!

Susan said...

Love the copper for the sea horses! And the chunky frantage for the floor of the sea is inspired!

Loll said...

Those seahorses are beautiful cut from copper card ... love the texture from the dry embossing. And love the ocean waves with the new embossing folder. Darn, just placed an order from SU! and missed seeing that. Guess I'll just have to make another! :) The frantage on the bottom of your ocean is awesome. All the elements are just perfect together, Bonnie. xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very nice! I do like sea themed cards and especially seahorses and sand dollars. I like the chunky bits for the sea floor.

Greta said...

Fun card, Bonnie--love the sand!

Bobby said...

Seahorses are darling anyway but in copper?: Bonnie, they're terrific!

Karen D said...

The background embossing, gorgeous sea horses and fantastic seabed have made a wonderful little scene.