Tangled Pears
Zentangle & Art Stamps Class

The Voice of the Sea

I admit it... I've had this stamp for a while, sitting on the shelf; beautiful, yet lonely and unused, just waiting for the right occasion and a little inspiration. 

Cut to Jenn Shurkus, who is celebrating "all things nautical and summery" on her {creative chick} blog during the month of July.  Jenn reached out to her arty/crafty friends to participate and there you have it, the perfect opportunity to use Night Pier.  For me, there's nothing like walking by the sea on a soft summer night, listening to the waves, feeling sand between my toes and watching the moon sparkle on the water—sigh.

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The stamp is from Impression Obsession and will be in stock at Stampassion.com soon.  I stamped the image with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and colored with Copic markers.  I finished it with lots of layers, jute string, tied to look ropey, and some Clear Stardust Pen to add sparkle to the shell.

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Inside is another of my favorite IO stamps, Voice of the Sea, stamped with Faded Jeans Distress Ink.  I cut the shell from Night Pier and included it inside the card, to tie the images together.  If you like the card, you'd probably enjoy having the stamp too!  I'm donating this card and a Night Pier wood mounted rubber stamp to Jenn's July fundraiser for a family friend.  Everything Jenn makes during the month AND much of what her guests create will go to one (really lucky!!!) high bidder.  So don't just sit there... go bid!  Bid high and keep bidding - it's for a wonderful cause.

Wishing you and yours a beautiful summer! ~Melissa



Great stamp - great card! I can hear the waves and feel the sand.

Melissa Hoopes

Thanks Nancy - it brought back good memories for me!

jenn shurkus

beautiful card melissa :)) thank you for your generous donation!!!

Jill Grace

Beautiful card! I love all those colors in the water

Melissa Hoopes

My pleasure Jenn! I'm happy to see that the high bid really jumped today—that's fabulous. If you think on it, all your cool arty stuff, plus all your crafty friends items? It's a great deal for the winner ; )

Melissa Hoopes

Thanks so much Jill!

Mounted Rubber Stamp

Excellent card, i love it.Thanks for sharing important post with us.

Melissa Hoopes

Thank you for your kind comment : )

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