February 17, 2016

SAM - Strength of Our Anchors

I've got a nautical card for you today that features one of the newest stamps from the  So Suzy Stamps Stamp of the Month club February release.  If you're a member you get an exclusive coastal stamp every month but, this month, you get two!

I paired the shell stamp from the SAM club, with this sentiment, which is available to EVERYONE, in Suzy's online store.  The sentiment is called Roughest Storms and I thought it would be perfect for my nautical card.

Have you ever used torn paper for your sky?  I love how it looks like a stormy sky.  I could have used it for a stormy sea, but instead, decided to flip it for the sky.  

To make my shells, I stamped them on a piece of watercolor paper that had been watercolored with distress ink.  I used the same ink to stamp and to watercolor.  After drying, I added some Glossy Accents to portions of my shell and sprinkled some extra fine glitter.  Once everything was completely dry, I fussy cut all my shells.

To finish off my shells, I added some dots with my white Gelly roll pen, just to give them a little extra pizzazz.  I like pizzazz.  I mean, who doesn't like pizzazz?  Webster's Dictionary defines "pizzazz" as; a quality or style that is exciting and interesting.  Ok, so maybe pizzazz is stretching it.  

Last, but not least, I added some DoubleClick Skittles Frosty Blue and May Arts Ribbon Natural twine.   I love that Suzy carries many of my favorite products in her online store.  By the way, the papers that I used today are from the Authentique "Anchored" collection.  How perfect is that?  Totally complements my So Suzy Stamps.

And.... that's a wrap folks.  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Terri

Additional supplies:
Ranger TH distress ink- Brushed Corduroy and Faded Jeans
October Afternoon Carbon Copy Sprinkles spray
MAMBI nautical anchor stickers
Xyron adhesive, foam squares
hot glue gun, glue sticks

**There are so many amazing projects and ideas to be found on Suzy's blog so be sure and scroll through and maybe do some shopping while you're at it.   Then take a look at the SAM club.  Exclusive membership gets you special stamps each month, plus membership into a private Facebook group, fun giveaways and more!  Suzy has already opened up membership for the next quarter which begins April 10th.  If you're even thinking about joining, don't wait.  Membership can sell out quick and then you'll be kicking yourself for waiting!

February SAM Club stamps shown below:

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  1. Love all the texture and the attention to detail on this card. Great techniques and loving the layout and colours you've used. Gorgeous card x

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  4. Awesome card Terri! The composition is just perfect, it makes a very inspiring card and I love the detailing on the seashell! :) I was thinking of ideas + searching for inspiration on using the seashell stamp and this is perfect! Thank you! *Big Hugs* <3


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