Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink

Beach Sign Birthday Card


I’ve not been crafting because I was STUCK. I had to make this card. I didn’t know what to make (male birthday, personal use). I could not get past it. I pulled out other stamps, thinking if I created something, ANYTHING, it would help me move forward.

Ugh. My mojo scurried even farther under the couch.

I finally settled on this birthday stamp, and I was going to make it an underwater scene, with seaweed & fish. I started down that path, and realized I needed a bigger card (which would need more space filled in with underwater things), and my deadline (Thursday AM) was quickly approaching.

Scrap the underwater idea!

So, how about just a sign, sitting on the beach? I stamped the sign first, then masked it and blended ink around it.

Have a nice weekend! I’ll be trying to coax my mojo out from under the couch.

Supplies:  Stamps – Hero Arts, My Favorite Things, Stampin’ Up!, paper – ESSE Pearlized Latte, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, inks – Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake, Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Inks Antique Linen, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, VersaFine Onyx Black, Smoky Gray, dies – My Favorite Things, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear.

4 thoughts on “Beach Sign Birthday Card

  1. Oh I’ve been stuck before too! Looks to me like you are now “unstuck” 🙂 Your card is so cute, I love it! Hope your mojo keeps coming back!

    • Oh, Beth, thank you! I don’t think the mojo is all the way back – I even vacuumed under the couch yesterday, hoping it would come scurrying out (no luck!).

  2. May your Mojo Materialize like Magic by Morning