This whole set took me only about an hour to create. That's not bad for four unique cards! I used just a few products - some shape dies, some hybrid inks, and the Explore & Discover Stamp and Die Set. Let's break it down card by card! I'll give you the basic supplies that I used, but be sure to watch the video above to see exactly how each card came together.
I love all of the different patterns in the Seaside Paper Pack - I used two patterns on each card! Because the colors coordinate through the entire pack you're almost guaranteed that any two patterns you pick will mesh! I used the water and the sailboat patterned papers for my first card and paired them with some white Scalloped Circle Frames Die cuts. And that adorable little life preserver is stamped in Kiss Me Red Ink from the Explore & Discover Stamp Set and die cut with the coordinating dies.
I love that many of the images in the Explore & Discover Stamp Set have sentiments right in the image! The only one that I used today that didn't was this lighthouse. I stamped the lighthouse in Kiss Me Red Ink and the sentiment in Dark Wash Jeans Ink and die cut them with the coordinating Explore & Discover Dies. Don't you LOVE how the colors match the Seaside Patterned Papers?! I created a simple focal point by die cutting some of the Seaside Patterned Papers using a die from the Practically Oval Frames Die Set and letting it hang off the left edge.
This next card is so simple, but I think it's my favorite! The dark blue and vibrant red mixed with some white just screams nautical! I stamped my anchor with Dark Wash Jeans Hybrid Ink from the Explore & Discover Stamp Set and die cut the image with the coordinating dies. I used the Practically Oval Frame Dies to cut out a white scalloped oval and used that at the center of my card along with some Seaside Patterned Papers.
This last card has so many fun colors and patterns! I die cut one of the Seaside Papers with the largest die in the Scalloped Rectangle Frames Die Set and used that as my background. I also die cut a label shape from the coral paper with the Practically Square Frame Dies, but I thought it blended in with the background too much. No problem! I glued it onto a piece of white cardstock and used my scissors to fussy cut a border! I stamped the wheel with Iced Tea Hybrid Ink from the Explore & Discover Stamp Set and die cut it with the coordinating dies. I love how all the little inside pieces pop out!
There you have it! Four cards - quick and easy - with just some stamping, die cutting, and patterned paper! You can grab all of these products and more in the LDRS Creative Store! See you soon!