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|