Down By the Sea

Judy Aguayo takes us to the seashore!

First....Meet Judy

Judy: Do you want to know that I was born in Texas, now
live in California, have five kids (grown-up, thank goodness), and seven
grandkids? And one great husband!

ggd: Yes, we want to know all that! And more!



Judy: After retiring about five years ago, I almost made a wrong turn into quilting, but got pulled into rubber stamping by my sister Sherry. Have taken many classes - some by famous teachers, most not-so-famous. Got interested in Cyberstampers classes last year and now teach an occasional on-line class for them.

What would I do if I didn't stamp? Would have to go back to work or take a world cruise to keep from getting bored!

ggd: Quilting is OK, but we're glad you got into stamping. We vote a resounding "NO" on going back to work. A world cruise on the otherhand......!


Shell Frame Card

Create background paper with DTP (Direct to Paper) using stipple brushes and pastel ink pads
on white cardstock (CS).

Cut CS in half and fold to make card.

Stamp shell frame with cocoa pigment ink. Emboss with clear embossing


Down by the Seashore Card

Cut white CS 2 1/2" x 4 3/4". Cut the same with computer paper to use as a

Tear bottom section of computer paper so that it looks like sand dunes. Put
a couple of pieces of removable tape on wrong side of top section; place on

Stipple with butterscotch Adirondack ink. Cover with bottom section of mask.

Remove top section of mask. Using a ruler, tear it into two pieces - one is the
water, top portion is sky.

Position sky mask on white CS piece; stipple water section with turquoise
dye ink and some denim Adirondack ink.

Stamp waves on water with embossing ink; emboss with white embossing powder.

Position water mask on water; remove sky mask and stipple lightly with denim

Remove all masks. Go along water line with embossing ink pen; emboss with
white embossing powder.

Stamp birds with Memories black ink.

Layer on 2 3/4" x 5" piece of white CS.

Attach to top portion of blue card.

Shells were embossed in white on CS left over from previous card; cut out;
and placed along bottom of card, using double stick tape. The large shell is
attached with foam tape.

Note: Bird stamp is by Serendipity Stamps

Sand Dollar Card

Stamp feet with beige Brilliance ink on 5" square white CS. Emboss with
clear embossing powder. Stipple the beige ink around feet for sand.

Sprinkle a bit of clear embossing powder along shoreline; heat from below
until it melts.

Stipple sky blue Brilliance ink in top corner for water. Attach to 5 1/4"
square white CS, then attach to 5 1/2" square blue card.

Stipple a small piece of white CS with beige Brilliance ink; let dry

Stamp sand dollar with embossing ink. Emboss with white powder. Cut out.

Attach to front of card with foam tape.


Starfish Card

Cut black CS into a 4" square. Stamp crackle background with embossing ink.
Stamp starfish in embossing ink over the background. Emboss with gold
embossing powder.

Layer on 4 1/4" square dark pink CS, then 4 1/2" turquoise CS, then 5"
square gold CS, and finally a 5 1/2" square card.

Note: Crackle stamp is by Rosebud Rubber Stamps

Shell Picture Frame
8" square wooden frame is from craft store.

Emboss large shells and starfish on frame; emboss with plain gold powder.

Paint frame with Pearl Turquoise Lumiere paint. Use a small paintbrush
around the shells and a small foam brush for in between areas and remainder
of frame.

Shells were painted with Shimmering Pearls.

Words were computer generated.

See also Judy's class "Summertime and the Stampin' Gets Easy">>>>>>



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