September 20, 2022


The July 2022 Paper Pumpkin, Sending Good Thoughts, had some wonderful little sea themed stamps that I found completely irresistible.

I have to admit that I still haven't put the kit together as per the instructions, but I certainly have been having a lot of fun with the seahorse (isn't she precious??), the starfish, the dots and the sea weeds.

To make my card, I stamped these tiny stamps randomly all over a Very Vanilla panel, stamping some lighter than others by stamping off first.

I searched through my Designer Series Paper stash in an attempt to locate a design that would be reminiscent of the sea. While the DSP I ultimately decided on does not meet that criteria, I still like it as a pleasing contrast to the undersea panel.

To create some faux bubbles to the scene, I added some beautiful Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

That sentiment though. It is such a versatile and encouraging stamp! I know I will be grabbing it often. Imagine all the occasions that it will be great for!

Bermuda Bay cardstock
Very Vanilla cardstock
Designer Series Paper

Stamps from July 2022 Paper Pumpkin kit, Sending Good Thoughts

Bermuda Bay ink

Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels (page 142, Annual Catalog)
Stampin' Dimensionals

Fold a 4 1/2" x 11" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

Choose a color palette. I used all Bermuda Bay ink.

To this card base, add a piece of Designer Series Paper that coorddinates with the color palette that measures 2 1/4" x 5 1/4", leaving even margins at the bottom and the sides.

Take a strip of Very Vanilla cardstock that measures 1 1/2" x 5". Use underwater stamps to decorate this piece, stamping off first before stamping in a few areas.

Adhere the stamped strip to a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock that measures 1 3/4" x 5 1/4".

Add this to the top of the card, leaving even borders at the top and sides. It should butt up well with the DSP that you've already adhered.

In Bermuda Bay ink, stamp a suitable sentiment onto a 1/2" x 3" strip of Very Vanilla cardstock.

Cut a short strip of Bermuda Bay cardstock to measure 1/2" x 1 1/2". Flag one end of the strip. Tuck it behind the sentiment strip, leaving the flagged end extending to the left.

Add this finished sentiment strip with Stampin' Dimensionals about 1/4" from the right edge of the DSP and about 1/2" from the bottom.

Add a trio of Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels onto the stamped portion.


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  1. Oh I just love seahorses! This is such a cute card and while the DSP doesn't make me think of water either it does seem to pair perfectly with your stamped images.

    1. Thanks, Joanne! I'm glad you agree. (And isn't this just the cutest seahorse?)

  2. I love seahorses!
    Such a beautiful card, Linda!

    Happy Tuesday!

  3. The adorable little seahorses make this card so appealing. I especially like the 3D "bubbles." Thank you for participating in Talent-Sharing Tuesdays Link-Up 35.

    1. Aw, thanks so much, Carol! I think those seahorses are the best ever! Irresistible.