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?!

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 Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

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Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
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Enjoy your day; ... 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.

Comments (8) -

Sue Symens
Sue SymensUnited States
6/3/2019 11:59:37 AM #

I like how you clustered the images on the tag. Thanks for playing along with us on the CASology Challenge blog.


6/3/2019 3:34:13 PM #

Love your card - great design.  (I'm not actually from the Maldives, but you didn't have Mauritius on the list!) Thanks for joining in the fun as CASology this week.


Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
6/4/2019 1:00:59 AM #

Great card, Joanne! I love the little cottages and the beachfront scene you have created. Thank you for rocking my summer vacation theme!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
6/4/2019 9:59:30 PM #

What a great island beach scene! Love the richness of the blue base - it just shouts summer to me. I have always struggled to use this set effectively but you've done a great job.


LaurieUnited States
6/6/2019 5:31:40 PM #

So cute! I love your beachfront scene. The wavy embossed background looks awesome.


Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
6/8/2019 2:19:57 AM #

As a huge fan of bright and cheery colors, THIS makes me smile! I absolutely love how you showcased this stamp set in the In Colors. It just gives it a whole new personality. Fabulous!


Windy Ellard
Windy EllardUnited States
6/8/2019 9:03:38 PM #

Love the colors you choose..so bright and cheery. Also love the three houses in a row..makes for a beachy scene!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
6/10/2019 7:58:44 PM #

Oh, how I wish I was in one of those pretty cottages at the beach!  Your scene is just lovely!  The colors you used are perfect and make me long for a trip to the shore!  I always adore embossed backgrounds and this one is amazing!  XX


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