Happy Thursday, y’all – and welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! If you’re following along with us, you’ll know this is color week! Be sure to check out all our talented ladies-who-hop! 🙂
Now – the colors we’re working with today – not really easy ones for me!
Since I needed all my brain power to create something in this color scheme, I let the fine folks over at the Fusion challenge help me with the layout…
Fusion is a cool one – cuz you can do their sketch, their photo inspiration, or both! I used just the sketch.
Duh – right?? 🙂
So – I decided this was a beachy color scheme and pulled out the new Day at the Beach stamp set, and once again turned to the Sunshine Sayings set for my sentiment. Take a look-see:
I started with a piece of the Serene Scenery DSP – I love this paper, and keep forgetting to pull it out! – and SNAILd it to a Watermelon Wonder mat for the card stock. Then I added a Lace Doily – with the Whisper White side up – using a little bit of Liquid Glue.
I wrapped some Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine around the card front, criss-crossing it in the middle, and securing it in the back with scotch tape – and then I was ready to decorate!
The middle panel is a piece of Pool Party card stock that I embossed in the Seaside TIEF, matted on Watermelon Wonder and popped over the twine with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For my sentiment, I used a sentiment from Sunshine Sayings, stamping each word separately in Crumb Cake ink (I used my Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker to color each word individually) on Whisper White card stock. Then I cut each word out and edged them with my Watermelon Wonder Stampin’ Write Marker. I saved the words until last so that I’d know where to put them!
The last piece to build was the Day at the Beach flip-flops. I stamped the image twice in Crumb Cake on Whisper White. Then, using my rubbing-alcohol-filled Aqua Painter and the lids of my ink pads, I colored them in Pool Party and Watermelon Wonder.
I cut both images out with a die from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I also cut a scalloped circle – using my Circle Layering Framelits – from Watermelon Wonder. Then I adhered the circles to their mats with Liquid Glue and added them to the card front – using Liquid Glue and some pieces of Stampin’ Dimensional.
The last thing to do was adhere each sentiment word with Liquid Glue – and the card front was done!
On the inside, I added a second Sunshine Sayings sentiment in Crumb Cake on a Whisper White panel. Then I added Crumb Cake flip-flops in each corner, coloring them again with my Aqua Painter.
I SNAILd the panel to a Watermelon Wonder mat and into my Crumb Cake card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Day at the Beach flip-flops on the front…
…and added a little more of the Serene Scenery DSP to the envelope flap.
Et Voila! It wasn’t a conscious decision, but I ended up with what would be a great card for a newly engaged couple – or even for the wedding, don’t you think? Especially if they’re beachy people! Gotta love the sunny images in the Day at the Beach stamp set – and, of course, Sunshine Sayings is filled with handy sentiments! Hope you like!
Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hoppers today!
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CARD CUTS USED IN TODAY’S PROJECT:
Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, score and fold at 5 1/2″)
Watermelon Wonder Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 7/8″ square (mat for middle embossed square); 2″ scallop circle (x2 – mats for flip-flops)
Whisper White Card Stock: 1 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Circles (x2 – flip flops); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
Pool Party Card Stock: 2 3/4″ square (middle embossed panel)
Serene Scenery DSP Stack: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap
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Very cute card! Love those flip-flops and the seaside background is perfect. Great design! 🙂