15 October 2011

Inspired by an ocean paradise

A last minute post to play along with All Things Unity #41 - Take inspiration from a magazine image.  Thanks to the DT for their fabulously inspired projects!

I was poking around my recent National Geographic issues and found this beautiful image from the waters off the coast of my own province, British Columbia.  It is part of an article called Pipeline Through Paradise.  There are some amazing photos in this article... looking forward to reading it as it is hits VERY close to home, literally.

I was inspired by the colours and textures and came up with this:

Does Unity have a seastar stamp?  If not, they should... hint, hint... ;)

Did something I hardly ever do anymore... heat emboss.  I couldn't get a good image with the {several different types of} white ink I have - either too juicy (blurred the image) or too dull.  Anyone else have white ink frustration? Any recommendations? Also, thinking it may need a button or pearl in the top left corner but couldn't make a decision so left it off.  Step away from the card Glenda....

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Card details:
feel the joy - 4.25"x5.5"
Stamps:  Unity Stamps feel the joy
Paper:  white card stock, A Muse Studio Sage, SU! Elegant Eggplant, My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose (dark brown background)
Ink:  SU! Elegant Eggplant, VersaMark
Accessories:  SU! Early Espresso ribbon, American Crafts white embossing powder, Distress Stripes Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug, Making Memories sanding block


  1. wow your card is beautiful...love how you embossed the background and that stamp is awesome.....

  2. How beautiful, Glenda! Your card truly captures your inspiration photo. I hear ya on the white ink thing. I end up embossing a lot because I don't like how my white ink looks either!

  3. Wow, amazing card, Glenda! I like it how it turned out...I don't think it needs anything else. The embossing (dry and heat) look soooo good! Heat embossing is definitely not my thing, but I tend to use Versamark and then white e.p. from Inkadinkado for my whites. (It sounds like I'm giving laundry advice--LOL!)

  4. How gorgeous!! I love the layering and textures! Well done!!


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