Waterfront Caribbean Beach Friend Card for PP444

by Joanne James2. June 2019 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Ann to host this week and she has a timely theme challenge for you to work with:

    

I went clean and simple this week so will also be playing along over at CASology where the cue card is 'Summer'. I used my Waterfront stamp set to create a beach scene reminiscent of my favourite Caribbean vacations - take a look:

 

Here's the low-down on today's card:

A Waterfront Beach - Waterfront is one of those sets that I don't feel I've used anywhere nearly enough and I'm so glad it's carrying over into the new annual catalogue. It's a great set for creating unique scenery and landscapes for all seasons so was perfect for my bright beach huts on the shore under the bright sun and shade of the palm trees. I decided to feature the 2018-20 In Colours on my card today; these are such a great co-ordinating set of brights they were just perfect for my card today. 

A Nested Label - Did you spot the new label I used for the scene on my card? It's from the Stitched Nested Labels that co-ordinate with the Bird Ballad Suite in the upcoming new catalogue and they have such pretty stitched border detail. The whole label is symmetrical; I cut the point off mine on the right side as I wanted my label to align to the right of my card. 

Making Waves - I added a little interest and texture to my Blueberry Bushel background by running it through the retiring Seaside embossing folder. I love this embossing folder and use it lots so will be sad to see it go. 

And that's all there is to it, other than to say do you think if I wish hard enough I could jump into my card and find myself relaxing on that sunny beach too?!

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Enjoy your day; ... I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Three Ks and Three Colours

by Joanne James25. September 2018 07:00

Today I'm sharing a card that I designed for this week's challenge over at Just Add Ink. I also used this week's CAS(E) This Sketch layout and coincidentally my card also features the current colour palette over at the Global Design Project:

       

Here's my card that I created - take a look:

 

Here's the low-down on today's card:

Just Add K - I have been enjoying playing along with the team over at Just Add Ink lately but must confess that this week I nearly did not rise to the challenge! Just Add K - despite their helpful suggestions and lovely design team cards, when it came down to it, nothing beginning with K came to mind. Intrigued, since this really did now feel like a challenge, I got a pencil and paper and got my thinking cap on. Not only did I come up with one K, but three. Can you spot them? Yes, my three Ks are Kindness, Kraft and Knots! 

A Label For Everyday - The K for Kindness comes from the sentiment that can be found in the Waterfront stamp set. I stamped it in Blakberry Bliss onto Mint Macaron cardstock and punched it out with my Everyday Label Punch, snipping off the bottom piece and slipping it behind my horizontal coloured strip.

Three Colours - The three colours on my card were inspired by the Nature's Twine that I used for my knots around contrasting strips of coloured cardstock. I also used a piece of Nature's Poem Blackberry Bliss patterned paper for my mat layer. My third and final K is for Kraft (a handy storecupboard neutral). I found this piece of clear pre-embossed kraft cardstock in my scraps box (its retired and I can't remember what it was called) that I decided to use for my central panel for subtle pattern and interest. 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

 

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

So what do you think of this card? Whilst it was fun to solve the 'k conundrum', I'm not sure about the end result. The knots are a little rustic for me and this trio of colours is a little harsh. Oh and did I mention that every time I look at the sentiment label I see a tombstone?! Must be the time of year!! Not my finest creation perhaps but I figured I'd share with you anyway to see what you think. Do leave me a comment below - I'm really interested to hear your thoughts!

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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