Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Wonderful World, Part 3

Okay, so I loved yesterday's cards so much that a variation seemed in order. After searching my stamp stash, I found some ocean-themed stamps from Hero Arts and wow!

Ahhhh, this is so much FUN! Plus, it makes me long for the sea...a warm, shell-covered beach, waves lapping my feet, gulls and pelicans flying overhead, a piper in full Highland dress playing to the rising sun.

Sounds like heaven on a gray March day in Ohio. A wonderful world, indeed.

The ocean/water theme seemed to call out for something shiny, and (of course) I added bling. These colors are wonderful, too, aren't they? Aquas and greens and blues. So soothing and restful.


Please put on your thinking caps. I've showed floral and ocean stamps, but what other themes could you imagine for this layout? It truly is a wonderful design.

Mercy, grace, peace, and love,

stamps: Hero Arts Color Layering Seahorse, Color Layering Octopus; Serendipity sentiment
paper: Papertrey white
ink: various dye inks
accessories: CM circle cutter, craft foam, glue, rhinestones, Sharpies for coloring rhinestones


  1. love this stamp and all the cards you are making with it.

  2. (Humming/hearing in my head Louis Armstrong’s “It’s a Wonderful World”, one of my favorites!).
    Love the various layouts! Off the top of my head snowflakes came to mind. Some more solid, some more open. Then, I thought how cute would it be to make a square card with children circling the sentiment?!

  3. This is so much fun. The colors are perfectly aquatic, soothing, but bright and happy, too. I especially like the teal you used for the sentiment.

    One of the first design variations that popped into my head was a clean, graphic look with a sunbeam stencil: yellow sun rays around the top half of the sentiment circle, green hills beneath. It'd be a very vibrant card, with colored white space, but I think it'd feel wonderful-world-ish.

    Doing little bugs and butterflies, like the ones from Hero Arts' "Summer Garden" set would be pretty. Snowflakes, too, like Starla mentioned, or autumn leaves—though that'd be a lot like the red and orange card from yesterday. Maybe a background of hearts would work, if they were a variety of sizes and shapes. Ooh, maybe the "Birds and Branches" set, with budding branches behind the sentiment circle, and one of the die-cut birds flying over the top right corner of the circle? I'm getting carried away, but thinking about this is a lot of fun. Thank you, Susan!

  4. I like the design with all the different versions you've tried so far. How about something filigree or a geometric shape? I even think something funny like a mustache would work.

  5. ADORE the color combo! And I love how this card is very lively without being busy.
    "What a wonderful world" to me calls for trees and/or mountains... both some of the most awe-inspiring creations on this Earth!
    Love, Kat

  6. Might make a nice baby card... with the right stamps
    And like Starla's suggestion - people dancing round.

  7. space-themed stamps behind the circle, and for the circle itself a lightly stamped image of the world :)

  8. You made me smile this morning. I have never thought of Pelicans and Highland pipes together. These cards have been gorgeous. Liz

  9. LOVE this card. But then, having been raised on the shores of Lake Superior anything aquatic makes me happy. And those colors definitely make me happy. I like all the above suggestions for this layout, especially the mountain one, with an image of earth in the background of the circle in a very light color. So much fun. Hugs!

  10. This card and yesterday's are so pretty.

  11. This card and yesterday's are so pretty.

  12. Oh, my dear, this card is BRILLIANT!

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