Relax At The Oceanfront FF101

by Joanne James21. January 2022 09:00

Happy Friday everyone - the weekend will soon be here! Today I have my card for the new challenge over at Festive Friday. The challenge that we are celebrating this week is 'International Wetland Day' which is on 2nd February and here's our inspiration board:


Remember the fun thing is that at Festive Friday you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion; your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project. This week I used grasses, green, brown, water and blue from the inspo list along with this week's sketch layout over at Inspire.Create - but my card is more coastal than wetlands, with a distinctly Caribbean influence - take a look: 


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

An Ocean Scene - I decided to break open my new 'Oceanfront' stamp set and create a tranquil coastal scene for my card. This set is so fun with endless creative possibilities! I inked my stamps then brushed additional colour onto them with a blending brush to even the tones and stamped straight onto my panel of white cardstock, beginning with the sky and working downwards until my scene was complete.  

Relax On The Horizon - Oceanfront is a sentiment-free set, so I made my banner sentiments from the 'On The Horizon' stamp set, stamping the 'Relax enjoy your day!' wording twice, once in Early Espresso for the bottom banner and once in Granny Apple Green, so that I could fussy-cut the word detail, which I then backed with a scrap of green and white gingham check from my bits box:


I played around with the banner lengths in relation to the sketch to make them work for my design and added some linen twine and a simple bow to add to the beachy feel of my card.

Another stamp from within the same set was used to finish the inside, with some added grasses:

Pick A Pebble - Finally, I added a trio of shiny brown enamel pebbles to the base of my scene for added interest - these make a great added detail for the seaside theme.

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. 

I just love this card; it reminds me of many vacations in the Caribbean where I used to enjoy deserted beaches, warm waters and sunshine and escape the worst of the British winter each February 'BC' (before children, that is!)

How does our board inspire you? I can’t wait to see what YOU create! For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team:

Ann Schach
Beth McCullough
Sharon Hashimoto Burkert
Melanie Hungerford
Helen Jennings
Stephanie Lanzalotto
Melva Peters
Diane Evans
Joanne James

Enjoy your day and I'll be back soon 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 (12) -

JoAnn B.
JoAnn B.United States
1/21/2022 2:52:20 PM #

Love your card Joanne.  It is so beautiful and serene looking.  All the details work together great.  The sentiment banners and little pebbles are great additions. TFS

Diane Evans
Diane EvansCanada
1/21/2022 3:21:00 PM #

Another great card and this DSP  makes it such a joy to create with.  I just love the simplitcity of this card but the Wow effect that it has.  

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
1/21/2022 11:14:39 PM #

What a relaxing card, Joanne! The scene you've created is so peaceful and tranquil. I absolutely love the way you showcased the sentiment. The pebbles are the perfect accents! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert
Sharon Hashimoto BurkertUnited States
1/22/2022 4:34:20 PM #

What a beautiful, inviting  and tranquil scene.  I want to go and walk at that beach.  Stunning card!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
1/24/2022 6:27:36 AM #

So serene! I love it!

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
1/24/2022 9:05:24 AM #

that's just gorgeous Joanne!  (and your fussy cutting is fabulous!)

Kim S
Kim SUnited States
1/24/2022 3:08:33 PM #

What a fabulous scene you've created!!  And I love how you did the sentiment!

Stephanie Lanzalotto
Stephanie LanzalottoUnited States
1/24/2022 5:16:42 PM #

This is so wonderful, Joanne. Nothing I like more than an ocean scene, especially when I am in it for real! What a wonderful stamp set, and it is perfect for a relaxing feel. I just love everything about your card!

Melanie Hungerford
Melanie HungerfordUnited States
1/25/2022 2:39:36 AM #

Such a soft and pretty scene, and love those cute little pebble embellishments!

VickyUnited Kingdom
1/27/2022 7:59:48 PM #

Oh my goodness, my shoulders went down the minute the card came onto my screen! This is absolutely beautiful Joanne! Vicky x

JaydeeUnited States
1/31/2022 5:54:18 PM #

Joanne, so soft, so pretty and so serene.  And so perfect for me to dream of warmer days, with soft ocean breezes and warm sunshine!  Thank you for evoking that wonderful image with your fabulous creation.  Back to reality, and it's freezing cold and we have 10 inches of snow on the ground!  I think I need to go and relook at your card

Helen Jennings
Helen JenningsUnited Kingdom
1/31/2022 8:56:44 PM #

I want to go to the seaside! A Beautiful card. I love it.

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