Before I start on this card, I want to thank the design team at TSOT for choosing my card as one of the top 3 for challenge #555.  You can see my bee obsession card here.  Again, I am honored!  

The clean and simple Try Stampin’ on Tuesday #557 challenge seemed perfect for the Waves of Inspiration stamp set and DSP.  I chose to use a more muted DSP (designer series paper) pattern for this card.

Here’s my card:



Here’s the challenge banner:


  • The Coastal Cabana base measures 8-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • This stunning DSP measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches and I put dimensionals under it to accommodate the Gray Granite ribbon. I outlined it with my Gray Granite marker to create a border without using a cardstock layer.
  • I trimmed another piece of the DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap. After punching out a 1 inch circle of Coastal Cabana cardstock, I ran it through my XYRON and had my envelope seal.
  • I wrapped a length of Gray Granite ribbon around the DSP. Tear and tape works wonders to hold the ribbon ends in place.


  • I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark on Gray Granite cardstock. Then, I covered it with white embossing powder, which I heat set with my heat tool. I trimmed down the cardstock and measured horizontally to find the center. This really helped me snip the chevron into the sentiment banner.
  • I stamped the pelican on white cardstock in Gray Granite ink. Then, I cropped it using the coordinating die set. Next, I stamped a Gray Granite pelican on the bottom right-hand side of the envelope.
  • I thought that I could use the Fine-tip glue pen to outline the rope on the pilings. After I used the glue to go over the rope. Then, I left the glue to dry. When I came back, I found that the glue had absorbed the ink and I kind of like the effect. There are dimensionals under the pelican partly to accommodate the ribbon and partly because I wanted to add height to the pelican.
  • The sentiment I used for the outside enables this card to be an all-occasion card. Therefore, I didn’t stamp an inside sentiment on the 4 x 5-1/2 inch piece of white cardstock.
  • With that, I had completed this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set.

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