Sailboat Builder Welcome New Baby Card CCS520

by Joanne James5. September 2023 12:00

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches. Rachel is hosting for the month of September and our first challenge is a colour challenge: 


For my card today I paired these lovely summery colours with the sketch over at Try Stamping on Tuesday and the 'choose 2' challenge over at Just Add Ink (I chose tearing and twine) to make a baby card for the challenge over at CAS on Friday:


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

My card is a pretty straightforward combination of elements and it was something of a happy accident that it worked for each of the challenges that I'm linking up with today. Let me explain! So I started with Rachel's summery colours and combined with the late return of summer sunshine here in the UK I was inspired to look through summery sets on my shelf. I happened upon my Sailboat Builder Punch, which has been neglected of late now that the co-ordinating stamp set has retired, so I pulled it off the shelf to give it some love. I am not a big one for tearing paper as my regular readers will know but when I saw Lou Kitzleman's card over at Just Add Ink this week I totally fell in love with it (you can see her fabulous card here) and whilst I will undoubtedly CASE her card another time for fun, I wanted to use the idea of the torn strips on my card today. In order to preserve my 'white space' I used the sketch over at Try Stamping on Tuesday (love their layouts!) and created a corner detail of torn cardstock using some old Coastal Cabana coloured coredinations cardstock from my stash to give the feeling of waves. I punched out my sailboat using a scrap of Starry Sky cardstock and another of Lemon Lolly striped Bright & Beautiful designer series paper for the sails and finished with a sentiment from the 'Sweet Songbirds' stamp set. I added everything to my card and finished my sailboat with a twine bow:


I just love these bright colours for a slightly less traditional new baby card and I'm so pleased with how this card came together.

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. 

What will you make with this week's colours? As a reminder, for our colour challenges, you must use all of the stated challenge colours. You may also use neutral colours; however, the challenge colours should be the most noticeable ones featured on your card. We use Stampin' Up! colour names for reference, but you are welcome to use any other companies' products as long as you match the challenge colours as closely as possible.

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


Comments (10) -

Rachel D
Rachel DAustralia
9/6/2023 7:10:32 AM #

Beautiful card, Joanne. I love how the way you've used the corner creates such a sense of movement - perfect with the little sailboat!

Kim Badelt
Kim BadeltAustralia
9/6/2023 9:30:18 AM #

The torn edges were such an effective way to capture the waves Joanne! What a great combination of tearing and twine! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. Kim

Tristan Goldsmith
Tristan GoldsmithAustralia
9/7/2023 4:14:38 AM #

Super cool way to add ocean waves. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

VickyUnited Kingdom
9/7/2023 2:02:50 PM #

It's the second time today I've been blown away by core'dinations card stock! Is it making a come back I wonder?! I love the way you made waves with yours and the little sailboat is so sweet. This is a lovely and truly unique new baby card! Vicky x

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
9/9/2023 9:13:03 AM #

Great combination of challenges! LOVE the torn paper ocean - it's perfect. A well-deserved win at JAI with this one, for sure.

Dena Hughes
Dena HughesUnited States
9/10/2023 2:25:29 PM #

This is a beautiful CAS card Joanne. You have used the elements of the design brilliantly. Thank you so much for joining the challenge at Try Stampin' On Tuesday.

Donna K Scholz
Donna K ScholzUnited States
9/11/2023 8:57:03 PM #

Joanne, what a super cute card,,, and so clever, too! I love how you used the torn paper for the waves, and kept the card clean and simple as a baby card!! Such a cute interpretation of our Try Stampin' on Tuesday sketch!!! Thank you for sharing! -Donna

9/14/2023 1:24:00 PM #

Such a sweet card! Love the little boat. Thank you for joining us at CAS on Friday!

Cécile RIBON
Cécile RIBONFrance
9/19/2023 10:42:12 AM #

What a lovely nautical card, Joanne! I love how you created the sea, so impressive!

Yoonyoung Kim
Yoonyoung KimKorea
9/20/2023 9:07:35 AM #

I want to sail together on this yacht. So fresh!!!

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