Clean and Simple Whale Done Congratulations Card PP554

by Joanne James15. August 2021 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Anne Marie to host this week and she has a clean and simple challenge for you to work with:


With GCSE exam results announced here in the UK last week, I have had the need for lots of exam congratulations cards, including some for boys, so today's clean and simple masculine challenge gave me the perfect opportunity to come up with another quick and easy-to-replicate design - take a look:


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

I used Jen Timko's fabulous sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches this week for my layout and kept things simple by creating only in 'shades of blue', in keeping with the colour challenge over at Less Is More. I used a piece of retired Whale Of A Time designer series paper featuring ombre blue waves inside my oval aperture, and added a Night of Navy stamped whale and sentiment from the 'Whale Done' stamp set. I kept my card base white and didn't add any additional embellishments in order to preserve that all-important 'white space' and masculine feel:

Super simple and not at all girly - this whale has been getting lots of use lately! Perfect to send congratulatory wishes. This week was a big one for the James family: my nephew received A Level results and Rebecca received her GCSE results. Both of them had worked very hard and did very well, with a full set of A*s and As between them, so we had lots to celebrate. More importantly, they both achieved everything they need to move on to the next stage of their education, which is the most important thing. This year has been tough for all those in examination years and I think all GCSE and A Level students should be mighty pleased with their achievements at all levels. 

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:

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.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day; no big plans here, so hoping I'm lucky enough to squeeze in some crafting!  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 (17) -

Laurie schmidt
Laurie schmidtUnited States
8/15/2021 9:31:57 PM #

A fun card and perfect for a guy! Love the pun.

Jen Brum
Jen BrumCanada
8/15/2021 10:03:21 PM #

This card is fantastic Joanne!  I love the clean white background and how well it contrasts with that fabulous wave paper!  So fun!   Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jacquie Southas
Jacquie SouthasUnited States
8/16/2021 2:25:32 AM #

Love the ombre blue sea! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS this week.

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
8/16/2021 4:44:44 AM #

Very cute, Joanne! Just perfect for celebrating all of those great marks! I LOVE the water, with it's waves. And who can resist the sentiment?  Have a wonderful week!

KathykUnited Kingdom
8/16/2021 7:01:24 AM #

A lovely make, splendid background


NeilUnited Kingdom
8/16/2021 12:29:10 PM #

This is such a gorgeous card - well suited, as you say, for the men in the family. Love the blue shades. Thanks for playing along in our colour challenge at Less is More.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
8/16/2021 2:16:07 PM #

Such a fun card and perfect for all those good grades!  Whale done to both the Jameses!!

NancyUnited States
8/16/2021 10:20:20 PM #

One of my favorite whale stamps and I love your water DSP! Such a perfect card this week, Joanne!

Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
8/16/2021 10:23:09 PM #

Whale done for sure!  First congrats to your nephew and Rebecca for their achievements!  The card is perfect!

Jen Timko
Jen TimkoUnited States
8/17/2021 12:19:19 AM #

Just as cute as can be!  So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
8/17/2021 11:32:05 AM #

Great card - huge congrats to Rebecca for doing so well!

Stephanie Lanzalotto
Stephanie LanzalottoUnited States
8/17/2021 12:30:00 PM #

Love this card, Joanne! Love that wonderful whale swimming in the deep blue sea. Great take on the sketch and on our shades of blue challenge at Less Is More. Thanks for playing with us.

jaydeeUnited States
8/18/2021 8:56:01 PM #

Joanne, CAS perfection and Rebecca worked so hard for this card!  Congrats to her - and whale done yourself on creating this CAS beauty

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
8/19/2021 9:45:15 PM #

As always Joanne, you rocked this challenge!  I love the handsome whale and the layout of this card!   It is CAS perfection!  Congrats to all the high scores on the exam!  Great job!  Have a wonderful weekend, My Friend!

Debbie Crowley
Debbie CrowleyUnited States
8/20/2021 1:38:20 AM #

Joanne, I love this whale and you worked it in to your design so beautifully!  A perfect CAS without a doubt. Hope you're enjoying your week.

Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
8/20/2021 9:41:44 PM #

This set and paper just never disappoints and I love the layout with the cut out oval to highlight the card elements.  Congrats to your daughter and nephew on their exam results!  Hope you have a fun weekend planned!

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
8/21/2021 3:38:01 AM #

"Whale" is this ever cute, Joanne! Love the clean layout with that pop of rich color. You have completely inspired me once again!

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