Bravo! Sea Street Congratulations Card

by Joanne James4. July 2014 21:54

Today's card is my entry for this week's Summer Collection challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary where they have the following colour challenge:

I love this colour combo and couldn't pass up the opportunity to make something with it. All of these colours can be found in the new Sea Street designer series paper, so I decided this would be my starting point. Here's my card:

I've been wanting to make a life-buoy on a card with this paper that would enable me to use the new thick baker's twine too and this card provided the perfect opportunity. Using a Real Red base, I then used a mat of Whisper White and a further mat for the top layer in Night of Navy. I created my life buoy by cutting two rings using my circle framelits, one in red and one in white, then cutting the white one into quarters and overlaying two of the sections onto the red one. I wound Coastal Cabana baker's twine around this and adhered it to my card using dimensionals, having first stamped my sentiment onto a circle of Whisper White and adhered that directly to the card base. I then finished the front of my card with two strips of Sea Street DSP showing multi-coloured sailor's flags and stamped the co-ordinating stamp onto the inside card panel.

As my regular blog readers will know, both James juniors are keen swimmers and whilst only Rebecca currently races competitively, Ben is improving all the time as he grows older and stronger and is gaining on her all the time. He often undertakes distance swimming badges and skills-based certifications, so I made this card with him in mind - I think it will make a lovely congratulations card for my little swimmer the next time he achieves a milestone and I like that the card has a masculine feel that would suit both young and old alike.

I'll be back tomorrow with another project and I will be posting early as I will be watching the last swimming gala of the season tomorrow evening. Wish me luck - with the warmer weather we've been having the swimming baths will be roasting, so it will be all I can do to stop myself diving into the water too! Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (18) -

Wendie Waldman
Wendie WaldmanUnited States
7/5/2014 12:48:59 AM #

Totally lovin' this!


Joanne James
Joanne James
7/5/2014 10:55:45 PM #

Cheers Wendie - so glad you like it Smile


DebUnited States
7/5/2014 5:41:45 PM #

This is such a clever card! I love that life preserver!! And I love how you added the baker's twine! Super cute! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!


Joanne James
Joanne James
7/5/2014 10:55:20 PM #

Thanks Deb - a nice simple card using this week's challenge colours.


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
7/6/2014 9:33:30 PM #

I just LOVE this card, Joanne!  It is so creative and the use of the Baker's Twine is perfect!  Love the colors and your use of DSP!  XX


Joanne James
Joanne James
7/6/2014 9:54:48 PM #

Thanks Claire - I think I might actually be addicted to the Maritime DSP. I need my first SU! catalogue order to arrive to get some different designs LOL!


Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
7/8/2014 3:15:34 AM #

Super cute...I love making those life-buoys!  Love it done with the thick twine!  Great job!  Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!


Joanne James
Joanne James
7/8/2014 11:14:28 PM #

Thanks Connie! I think this is a great use for the thick twine - it's great for making a statement. I LOVED this week's CCMC colours!


Melissa L Davies
Melissa L DaviesUnited States
7/8/2014 6:20:57 PM #

I know your little swimmer will love this! What a great way to show how proud you are! Thanks for joining us in the Color Challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary


Joanne James
Joanne James
7/8/2014 11:15:56 PM #

He will indeed Melissa - and it's always nice to celebrate your little ones' achievements.


Debbie Henderson
Debbie HendersonUnited States
7/8/2014 8:10:22 PM #

Your life-buoy is totally adorable. Love the twine you used around it! Thanks for playing with us at CCMC this week!


Joanne James
Joanne James
7/8/2014 11:16:53 PM #

Thanks Debbie - these colours were great for a masculine and maritime card!


Margaret Raburn
Margaret RaburnUnited States
7/9/2014 5:47:46 AM #

How very clever you are to create this life-buoy and incorporate the thick twine so perfectly!  You combined the challenge colors, the maritime paper and the design to perfection!  I'm sure your son will be so pleased to receive this when he has the next milestone to celebrate!!  Thanks for joining us this week for the color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!


Joanne James
Joanne James
7/9/2014 9:16:47 AM #

Thank you Margaret - isn't it great when you get an idea for something and the whole thing just comes together first time? That was this card! Look forward to playing along at CCMC again soon!


Mary Brown
Mary BrownUnited States
7/9/2014 1:47:43 PM #

LOVE how you did the life preserver!  Very cool and the additional of the twine is just the PERFECT finishing touch!  Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!


Joanne James
Joanne James
7/16/2014 9:32:24 PM #

Thanks Mary! I had the design in my head and was looking for the opportunity to get it down on paper when CCMC came to the rescue!


Nicole Tugrul
Nicole TugrulUnited States
7/9/2014 5:10:07 PM #

What a fun card!  The colors were perfect for a nautical card. Love your life preserver, so clever!  Thanks so much for joining the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!


Joanne James
Joanne James
7/16/2014 9:33:17 PM #

Thank you Nicole- love this colour combination, I'm sure it could be used for lots of other card types too!


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