Thank you for taking time to visit, and I hope I am even a tiny bit helpful as I have been helped and blessed by so many others. I have been doing Calligraphy since teens, and card making for many years as well. In 1990 I delighted in the joys of stamping with ink and embossing after a trip to Cairns, Qld. In 2009 I discovered the brayer, 2010 the Cuttlebug, also have now taking to reading up on crafting blogs and lo! Here I am, on one of my own.

I live on the coast of eastern Australia. I am a Christian. I trusted in the LORD down here at the beach, amazingly it is not far from where I now live. It was over 40 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Bizzy Becs DT Post: Our Daily Bread Stamps - The Sea single

Hi everyone - big excitement here is my very first mid month post with a tutorial for Bizzy Bec's store blog.
There is also a monthly challenge with a die or stamp prize over here - it is anything goes and is posted worldwide - so do join in please do!
Here is a step by step guide on making a male card - have found they can be tricky, but actually beginning to enjoy them now! I used the Our daily bread Stamp - The Sea Single stamp (link here).

Have the masked image, masked so could extend colouring at bottom of image for reason I will share.
I stamped in Black Onyx Versafine ink and embossed it, did several in case one was a dud but all turned out nicely so bonus! Then I coloured with my Pencils (Prismacolors this time as have several sets) and ink for the sky and the sandy colouring. Used a hand cut cloud mask and Ranger round ink distressing tool (see link here) to get the colouring on the clouds. .
I added some stones from our pebble garden, sand from the side of our house (our house is built on sandy area, very handy crafty wise) .. that's why the teaspoon is there, to spoon on sand. I used embossing paste to attach sand, and Matte medium by Ranger for the pebbles and wee shells from my collection. Some of these came from a visit to Phillip Island in Victoria years ago now, and some from here.
This icecream cardboard box was a great sandy coloured card so used it!
So distressed the embossed card first with distressing tool. Then applied randomly various inks the Tim Holtz Woodgrain Embossing folder by Sizzix. (Link here). Used as you can see some DI as well, Faded Jeans, Spiced Marmalade and Antique Linen (great useful colour this one). I actually just smooched the ink pads directly on and rubbed them around with my fingers but off course less messy to use sponge applicator :D
Use Spellbinder Fleur de Lis Square (link here). I cut largest die for the sea image and cut the pieces of black card into four pieces to make corners.
Here is the finished image, mounted as shown on the flur de lis corners .
Also used * burlap (fringed one side - link here)
Blue card embossed with CB Bubbles Embossing folder. "60" in corner cut with Olivia Alphabet die set (discontinued).
Digi greeting for happy birthday, printed on shiny card. If you use a shiny or really smooth surfaced card you are able to heat emboss it:
1. Smooth over surface to be printed on with embossing buddy
(see how to make one here) before printing 2. As soon as out of printer add clear EP and heat set quickly. Die cut with Victorian Rectangles.

Well, I'm delighted to welcome new wonderful encouragers ..
Wow! these do some imaginative stamping and card making!
.... so do pop over to their blogs and give them some encouragement! 
Kaz of http://nightowlcrafter.blogspot.com.au
Alice P. http://volidicarta.blogspot.com.au

Every blessing of the LORD everyone where ever you maybe!


Thanks so much for popping over for peek and chat.. you are really appreciated and will, God willing, call back to see your lovely work, too!

Shaz in Oz.x
"Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength, .." Habakkuk 3:18, 19a

Edit: this card made top three over at Word Art Wednesday out of over  300+ cards - am I thrilled!!
I would like to link over to:

1. Word Art Wednesday - anything goes    http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au
2. Roses of Inspiration over at the lovely Stephanie's 
3. Di's Snippety challenge - Used snippets on all of the cards.   http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com.au/ 

23 comments:

Barb said...

Hi Shaz, Congratulations on your tutorial for Bizzy Becs. It's really informative. I enjoyed reading through the process and seeing the step by step photos. How special that you used sand from around you house and shells you collected from the beach. It is absolutely Stunning. Barbxx

brenda said...

Superb stamping Shaz, I thought it was a photo at first, the hessian and shells add such lovely texture as well.

See you in the tree house later.

B x

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow wow wow!!! Such a fabulous card!!
The image is just wonderful and you coloured it so well!
I also love the neutral colour of this free cardstock. It has lovely blending tones and I always use it, too! :D
All the details added look amazing, love them so much and you are so lucky to leave in front of the seaside! :)
Love the embossed layer and the juta stripe, and just ADORE the gorgous corners of the picture, thanks for the inspiration to split a frame and making the corners, it's a clever idea!
... And thanks for your welcome! :)

scrAPpamondo said...

... I pinned you card :)
https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524481946593/

Betsy said...

Such a perfect card Shaz. We love the seaside here at our home, even though we live 8 hours from the ocean. All of the special bits you've done with the sand and shells makes it so personal to the receiver. If it was at our house, it would end up being framed and hung on the wall!
Blessings,
Betsy

Mac Mable said...

Such a textural and personal card with 'finds' from the beach. Gorgeous layout and gorgeous colours, thanks for sharing.

Maxine D said...

What a wonderful card Shaz!!! love the textural background and the hessian layer - they all combine wonderfully with the seashore image to make an awesome cards.
Blessings
Maxine

Di said...

Absolutely wonderful Shaz - I love how you added so much texture as well!

Hugs

Di xx

Shoregirl said...

Absolutely beautiful card!!

Brenda said...

Wow! What a beautiful card Sharon! I love that scene you have stamped and colored. It looks so beautiful, so much attention to detail. Love that you put real sand, pebbles and shells on this card. So many textures too, love the wood grain background and the burlap. So much yumminess in this card! It think it is a great masculine card, but I also think it will work for anyone who loves the beach. Hugs, Brenda

Pia S said...

An inspirational post, well done, love how the card turned out! Beautiful inking and coloring!

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant, love this, the colours, and design is gorgeous.xx
 {aNNie}

Annie said...

I really love those sea side cards Shaz...esp how you made them come to life with real sand and pebbles.
Have a great week.
Hugs,
Annie x #27

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Shaz, your entry won a TOP THREE at WAW. Contact Karen if you would like a badge.Blessings Carole

Gail said...

Such a beautiful card creation and thank you for showing us how it was done - thank you also for visiting my blog - so nice to meet a sister in Christ that has the same interest - soul saving, loving Jesus and a former teacher at that! Have a blessed week - Gail Scott

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Shaz, you are truly amazing and so blessed by God with your artistic gifts! I so love this amazing scene, and you've colored it so beautifully - what a gorgeous sky! I love your tutorial and how you've taken us step by step, and I am amazed! Wow, it must be something about Australia and talent! My dear Dirty Dozen sister (we jumped on the Dirt Pile together) is amazingly gifted (and also so very dear - we really do feel like sisters and love on each other so). I love how you (as she does) use things like the back of cereal boxes and how you improvise so wonderfully. I know Peter will love this amazing birthday card and will cherish it! Hugs, sweet friend! xoxo

Daniela said...

Thanks most sincerely for the lovely words you left as a comment on ~ My little of world ~ ,
sending blessings of joy on your day
with heartfelt gratitude

Daniela

P.S.: your blog is truly beautiful !

Conniecrafter said...

Wow this is Awesome, great coloring, so love the sky with the clouds, your little details you brought to the image is just wonderful, great texture!!

Anne Payne said...

Pretty seaside card! The receiver will be blessed, indeed.
Visiting from Roses of Inspiration

SusanLotus said...

Fantastic card!

Anne said...

his is a gorgeous card, so much detail, beautiful colouring and ideal layout! I love the little seashells and starfish, superb! You are blessed with such talent, bravo!

Jean said...

This is a wonderful man's card Shaz. The stamped image is gorgeous and I love the multi textures in the background, with the burlap and embossing.
Jean x

Jo Ann said...

Love your gorgeous coloring of the scene. We are so blessed with your participation in our previous Challenge and would love to have you back for our current Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I want to share with you the inspiration of God's Word from Habakkuk 2:3-4 and it says, " For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay. “See, the enemy is puffed up; his desires are not upright— but the righteous person will live by his faithfulness---." Have an awesome week!

JO ANN
http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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