Monday, April 26, 2010

Week 2 with Sue Van DeVusse

Today Sue is teasing me a little bit by sweeping me on away on a virtual beach vacation with this "Gifts from the Sea" card and reminding me "Wish You Were Here" LOL! The mulberry paper provides the most gorgeous furry texture, it truly reminds me of some wispy seaweed swirling in the ocean current, love the effect! The thicker rope she tied the little bundle of shells up with just makes it extra precious, and Sue's waves today (that I totally didn't think of when I posted my tip sheet! see, there is so much you can do!) , using a white core colored card stock she tore in layers to reveal the white inside is just perfect to mimic sea foam sweeping up onto the sand! How simple but beautiful! These textured card stocks are Core'dinations. I assumed she just crimped some paper for behind the shells, but I assumed wrong! It is part of a light bulb box, way to recycle! LOL! Card base is Pure luxury Ocean Mist, I'm loving this and the cool turquoise with the warmer tan! She kept the colors very muted on the shells, love the delicate pop of peach on the coral that brings out the gorgeous color of the mulberry. This card could be for a man or woman, anyone who loves the sea...well done, Sue! Wish you were here so I could give you a squeeze, you are doing a wonderful job as my guest designer! :)
Let's go see what else Sue made this week!


  1. So very very pretty!! Love the rope!!

  2. Wow what a great card!! Love the different textures of this card. The colors. This is one of my favorites of all your cards!!

  3. Gorgeous card, Sue! Love the mulberry paper and the rope! The torn papers give just the right look! You are making awesome cards with Mel's set!

  4. I can almost feel the sand!


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