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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The Card Concept 138 You Are Special

Hello, crafty peeps!  The last Wednesday of the month brings a new Card Concept challenge:


I love all the nautical elements in this photo, but since I just did a nautical card for Wayne's Father's Day card, I decided to focus on the blues and the pretty white starfish!  So here we go with my Clean and Layered creation:


To start with, I used the Global Design Project sketch:

Those little circles really intrigued me!  I made some circle stencils with an acetate sheet and used some shades of blue to sponge them on the front of my card.  I also added a bubble stamp!  My starfish was heat-embossed in white on Very Vanilla, then watercolored with Soft Sky ink to bring out the detail of the embossing.  I added sentiments from Tasteful Touches and Ornate Thanks, layering them on some diecuts.  Before adhering the diecuts, I trimmed the front of my card and added some striped DSP on the inside edge and diecut a little scallop to adorn the front edge:



I added some sequins and rhinestones, then stamped a sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays on the inside:


Thanks for popping in today! I hope you'll play along with the Card Concept challenge...there is something there that will appeal to you, I am sure!  Just be sure to tell us what style you used to create it!  I am taking a summer break from The Card Concept, but it will continue on, I'll just be back in the fall!

I was thrilled that the pool we like to go to was taking walk-ins yesterday!  Originally, they said they would only have summer memberships, which didn't fit in with our plans, but we were at the point of desperation and thankfully they said to come on over!


We were happy campers!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Tasteful Touches, Ornate Thanks, Itty Bitty Birthdays, Beautiful Beach (ret), Water Droplets (Deep Red)
Card stock & Papers     Very Vanilla, Soft Sky (ret), Dapper Denim (ret), By The Shore DSP (ret), Acetate Sheet
 Ink Craft White, Misty Moonlight, Soft Sky, Balmy Blue, Pacific Point, Pool Party
Accessories White Sequins (from my stash), Rhinestones, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, Tasteful Labels Dies, Stitched Be Mine Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder, Aquapainter, Sponge Dauber, Circle Punches in Various Sizes

5 comments:

I Card Everyone said...

I think you made the perfect choice, LeAnne … the starfish is so fun! Love that you made your own custom stencil, and I can't stop looking at those bubbles - they look so real!
=]

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful mix of blues, LeAnne! Love the starfish and the bold stripes!

Lesley said...

Love all the elements on the card and the way you interpreted the sketch challenge is perfect! I cannot believe how grown up Cassidy is now! Wow!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Lovely - a great take on the sketch! It totally coordinates with your pool photo too, which definitely looks like the best antidote to a hot day!

Betty Wright said...

Lovely design and sentiment! I love all of the textures and blend of the elements!