Thursday, July 23, 2020

IB134 Surf's Up

Happy Thursday, peeps!  Time for another Inspired By challenge, and we are quickly jumping right back into fall colors here!  Here's Danni's photo inspiration and optional sketch; you can use one, the other, or both:

I made two cards for this challenge; I almost posted the first one and then remembered I had a stamp that would be perfect for "surfing" part of the challenge!  So I'll show you that one first; it does use the sketch and is pretty simple:

I began with a piece of Bashful Blue cardstock and some striped papers from Carta Bella's Soak Up the Sun line for the base.  A piece of "sky" paper from the same pack was diecut with a scalloped rectangle die and the retired Surfer stamp was stamped on top in Bermuda Bay; I added some Ice Glitter to give the impression of a frothy wave:

The sentiment is from a really old Pure Innocence stamp called Beach Bum; I stamped it in Pretty Peacock and diecut it with a Tasteful Labels die, cutting another one to outline it in Bermuda Bay:

Since I wanted this for a masculine birthday, I was pushing it with the glitter, so I thought I'd just stop there with embellishments!  I am also entering this in the Little Red Wagon challenge, which is looking for stripes or spots!  

And my original card was this one:

Same basic layout, papers from the same pack; I created a palm tree silhouette with the Forever Flourishing dies:

 and added some sequins and a sentiment from Unity:

This is decidedly more feminine, so I am happy with both!  I hope you'll find some inspiration from the photo....and be sure to check what the DT created....they are AMAZING!  Thanks for popping in today---be sure to come back later for a Tic Tac Toe challenge card too!

First Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Surfer (ret), Beach Bum (Pure Innocence)
Card stock & Papers     Bashful Blue (ret), Whisper White, Soak Up the Sun DSP (Carta Bella)
 Ink Pretty Peacock, Bermuda Bay
Accessories Ice Glitter, Mini Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Tasteful Labels Dies, Long Scalloped Rectangle Dies (Nestabilities)

Second Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Sentiments O'Simple (Unity)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Basic Black, Soak Up the Sun DSP (Carta Bella)
 Ink Memento Black
Accessories Sequins (Sylvia's Etsy Shop), Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Forever Flourishing Dies,  Stitched Shape Dies, Long Scalloped Rectangle Dies (Nestabilities), Stitched Labels Dies (ret)


Carol L said...

The surfer card is SO much fun with the glittered wave at the bottom! Love how you created the sentiment too! Great feminine version of the same sketch as well! Hope you are staying cool - the plumber is coming later this morning :)

~amy~ said...

Both of these cards are amazing! Love the added glitter on the first one!

Bonnie said...

Love that wave action with the first card! Your palm tree is perfect on the second card! I'd like to be relaxing there!

I Card Everyone said...

Loving your surf, LeAnne, and pretty sure the recipient will be pretty stoked about it, too!
Both cards are adorable - and there's that sketch I keep forgetting! Good job, my friend!

Lisa Elton said...

How cool is your frothy surf!! A perfect masculine card LeAnne. And your second is so bright and cheerful. Love the sentiment!

Pat said...

Both cards are perfect! Love that glitter on the first one and the colors on the second one.....

JanR said...

Fantastic cards! I love the wave on the first one and the fun colours on the second one. Both cards are so cool!

Danni Reid said...

Oh, I love your cards! Your added glitter is so perfect on your first card, it really makes the surfing scene come alive, such a perfect stamp and awesome masculine card. The colors on your second card with the palm tree silhouette are so feminine and pretty, perfect for summer!