Mediterranean Moments Cafe Card

by Joanne James29. January 2018 21:00

Today I'm back with an annual catalogue faithful and sharing a card I made using a set that has been sitting on my shelf rather neglected for a little while, so I thought I would remedy that and enter a couple of online challenges at the same time:


I love the CAS Colours and Sketches sketch this week and then surprised myself by choosing the colours over at Just Add Ink to go with it - take a look:


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

Mediterranean Moments - Mediterranean Moments first appeared in last year's Spring-Summer seasonal catalogue and fortunately carried over into the annual catalogue. I love these sketched images, inspired by Million Sales Achiever Susan Nygaard - the one I've used today though is the only one in my set that I've never used before. When I saw this colour combination I wasn't sure what to make of it, despite the lovely design team cards, and then I was flicking through my catalogue looking for something else and suddenly there it was - I could see the green metal cafe chairs and I knew this stamp would be perfect! 

A Little Watercolouring - I decided to stamp my image in Versamark and heat emboss it in white, and ring the changes with a Crumb Cake card base, then give the whole thing a wash of white craft ink before watercolouring with my greens and a little more Crumb Cake ink. This was a good way to incorporate my neutral and allow my greens to blend with each other. I hand-doodled my border using my white gel pen.

A Sentiment Combination - My sentiment combination is a trimmed stamped 'hello' from the 'oh hello' stamp in the Colour Me Happy set, along with the word 'friend' snipped from the Lovely Word Thinlits. A fun pairing that is just right for the intended recipient of my 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. 

This post was really meant for tomorrow but I'm putting it live early as I want to catch the CAS Colours and Sketches link up. So for Tuesday - 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 (7) -

karen h
karen hUnited States
1/29/2018 10:37:01 PM #

Ack, I love this! The combination of Tranquil Tide & Crumb colors with the white embossing is amazing! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!


Linda hunt
Linda huntUnited Kingdom
1/30/2018 9:41:22 AM #

I love this card Joanne!  It has to be one of my favourite stamp sets!


BeverleyUnited Kingdom
1/30/2018 1:41:28 PM #

What a lovely image and beautiful colours you have used to showcase it. Wonderful CAS use of the sketch and lovely to see you in the CC&S gallery. Hugs Bev x


Jeanne K
Jeanne KUnited States
1/31/2018 5:59:12 AM #

Lovely card.  I really like the watercolor over the white opaque wash - I'll need to give that a try.  Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week.


Nikki Spencer
Nikki SpencerAustralia
1/31/2018 7:01:50 AM #

What a lovely unique effect Joanne...very creative! The white craft wash looks great. Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.


Chantell Randall
Chantell RandallAustralia
1/31/2018 11:05:56 AM #

Lovely card - I love the line detail around the edge, a great detail and finish.  Lovely way to use this image.  Chantell Just Add Ink


PatriceUnited Kingdom
2/1/2018 3:23:04 AM #

Wow, I love your card, Joanne. One of my favourites with this stamp set. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week. x


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