Bon Voyage Swirly Bird Boat Card

by Joanne James17. April 2017 04:00

Happy Easter Monday everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your fill of chocolate eggs yesterday - I know that we had more than our fair share here in the James household for sure! Today I'm sharing a card for this week's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches:

I love Jen's sketch this week and knew immediately what I wanted to do with it; eventually on Saturday I managed to find some time to create - take a look:


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

A Swirly Boat and Scribble - I used the edge of my wavy sea thinlit in my Swirly Scribble set to create the curved line as per in the sketch (I actually flipped my Very Vanilla piece over and used the reverse so that my wave followed the same contours as the sketch). This was the starting point for my card and everything else followed from there. I stamped my Swirly Bird boat and background splatters onto the Vanilla section, then fussy cut the sail and popped it up on a dimensional, having heat embossed the Calypso Coral sail with copper embossing powder for added shine. The Swirly Bird stamp set and co-ordinating Swirly Scribble thinlit dies are one of my favourite bundles in the current annual Stampin' Up! catalogue and I'm so pleased that they are carrying over into the new 2017-18 catalogue. The discounted bundle price won't be carrying over though, so if you want to save 10% by purchasing them together be sure to order them before the new catalogue goes live on 1st June.

By The Sea Shore - I used a layer of the retiring By The Shore paper for the bottom part of my card to provide the perfect seascape. I will be so sorry to see this paper leave us! It's still available on the retiring list whilst stocks last, so snap some up now before it's too late.

A Bon Voyage Banner - I decided to use a pair of curved sentiments from the 'Banners For You' set on my card today; they followed the contours of the curved edge perfectly and made for a fun 'Bon Vogage' type card. 

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. 

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


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

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

Comments (5) -

Colleen Begley
Colleen BegleyUnited States
4/18/2017 1:03:10 AM #

Great looking and really cute, Joanne! Super CAS card too.


Jen Brum
Jen BrumCanada
4/18/2017 2:02:09 AM #

What a great card!  I love that sailboat and the beautiful copper embossing!  Fabulous!  Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!  


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
4/18/2017 11:57:38 AM #

SO cute...I have been playing around with this set too but only the florals, not the boat!  I need to play with it as well...and the kite!  Great take on the sketch!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
4/18/2017 9:26:38 PM #

I love the way you've used the curve of the sketch for a waterline. All the details work so well together. Fantastic!


Narelle Farrugia
Narelle FarrugiaAustralia
4/19/2017 10:59:27 AM #

Oh how how! I love your choice of image, colours and papers you've used! Thanks for joining us at FMS!


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