Whale-y Well Done Congratulations Card CCS 430

by Joanne James27. July 2021 12:00

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches. Holly is hosting this month and our final challenge this month is a sketch challenge featuring stripes: 


Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch when making your card.

For my card today I was also inspired by the photo inspiration over at Just Us Girls and the similar nautical theme over at Festive Friday (I chose blue, red and twine) to create another clean and simple congratulations card using my whale builder punch - take a look:


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

I flipped the colours in the bottom-right JUGS inspiration photo and added a simple navy blue punched whale to a set of red and white cardstock stripes. with a sentiment from the 'Whale Done' stamp set and this time adding a cute mortar board to my whale since once again exam congratulations are in order. To create my mortar board, I handcut a diamond shape from black cardstock and added it to a small rectangle then threaded some basic black twine through it and secured at the back before unravelling it to create my tassel

The tassel was the fussiest part of today's card, which otherwise is super clean and simple. Great for a masculine congratulations card I'm thinking - nothing too fussy!

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. 

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! color 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; I'll be dodging the thunderstorms! 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) -

JuliePUnited States
7/27/2021 1:22:24 PM #

I love this so much!!!!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
7/27/2021 1:35:14 PM #

Look at you, making that cute little mortarboard for that cute little whale to wear!  Whale done, indeed!


NancyUnited States
7/27/2021 2:27:13 PM #

Joanne, This is adorable and so creative! I just may have to Pin this for future inspiration! Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Us Girls for Photo Week! I sure do appreciate it.


VickyUnited Kingdom
7/27/2021 6:09:39 PM #

I am so here for a whale wearing a mortarboard Joanne! I love how you made it, including the little tassel - so cute! Love how graphic the card is with the bold stripes and the colour-linked sentiment and whale. Vicky x


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
7/28/2021 7:52:23 AM #

Lovely colours! I like the way the whale pops off the page and his mortarboard is a fabulous touch.


Beth McCullough
Beth McCulloughUnited States
7/29/2021 2:53:47 AM #

Darling card, Joanne!  This is so perfect with the sentiment and love the graduation cap too!  Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday Challenge Smile


Holly Lau
Holly LauUnited States
7/30/2021 3:13:15 AM #

Love this! The whale is so cute with the cap and I love the sentiment. Smile


Melva Peters
Melva PetersCanada
8/3/2021 7:05:45 PM #

What an adorable card!  Thanks for sharing on Festive Friday Challenges!


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