Monday, June 14, 2010

RI SOTW - Life is not measured...


Good morning! It's time for another Repeat Impressions Stamp of the Week. This week's stamp is #6113-K Life is not... from the Verticals series. This stamp is available exclusively to Repeat Impressions' blog readers at 50% OFF from June 14 – June 20, 2010 only. (Limited to 1 per person please.) Please see The House that Stamps Built for details on getting this versatile stamp at half off!  While you're there, check out what the other members of the design team have done - it's always interesting to see the different things everyone does with the same stamp!

When we are SCUBA diving, seeing a seahorse is definitely one of those moments that takes your breath away, so I paired the sentiment up with some seahorse patterned paper from Creative Imaginations Oceana Collection and the 4102-D, Sea Horse (sm) stamp, also from Repeat Impressions.  I stamped the sentiment and the seahorse using Versamark and heat embossed with navy blue embossing powder.  I cut the seahorses out and placed one on the ric rac with its tail curled around it, to mimic the way they wrap them around coral in the ocean.

My ribbon treatment is three layers of ribbon - a sheer navy with satin edges, a teal and white striped ribbon and finally a layer of ric rac.  The ribbon layers were adhered using Scor-Tape.  The square brad in the upper left corner is also from the Oceana collection.

For the inside, I used the strip of remaining seahorse images I had stamped and layered it on a leftover piece of the patterned paper.  The blue striped paper mat is is Japanese Watermark paper from Marco's Paper. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!

12 comments:

Holly said...

Ohhhh this is sooooo pretty! Love that seahorse anchored to the ric rac. How great is that sea horse paper with this sentiment and these adorable sea horses? I spy a little square brad at the top - did it come that way or did you alter that? Adorable!

Sandy Hulsart said...

OMG, Robin. This is just beautiful, I love the soft colors and what a wonderful sentiment. I can't imagine seeing a seahorse in the sea, it must just be incredible. Wonderful card, perfect embellishments.

Makiko Jones said...

Robin, what a wonderful card! Love the ocean theme you used! Beautiful monochromatic colors, too!

jdmommy said...

Robin, this is such a beautiful card!! I love the sentiment and all the seahorses. fabulous colors!

Whimsey said...

Fabulous cards; love the colors - so soft & serene!!

Dana said...

What a beautiful card Robin.

Ayana Posadas said...

So pretty! I love the underwater scene! And I really love how you decorated the inside of the card as well. Very nicely done! :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Robin this is so beautiful inside and out!!! Love the sweet little seahorses!!! The quote is wonderful too!!

Stay cool GF!!! Hugs ~S~

joy said...

What a great card! I love the paper and the seahorses! You've done a fab job!!

Julie said...

Oh what a cool card! Love the little seahorses! The inside rocks too!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is wonderful, Robin! Love the blues and the terrific sentiment.

Lynette said...

Great card, Robin! I love those cute little seahorses, and the colors are so pretty.