Friends For Life Lifesaver Thank You Card PP696

by Joanne James3. July 2024 18:00

Hello! Apologies for my unscheduled blog absence; things have been very busy in the James household lately and it has kept me out of my craft room. My regular readers will have noticed that I did not play along with my team mates over at The Paper Players on Sunday as usual; I finally managed to get into my craft room today so decided to make a card that worked with Anne Marie's fun tic-tac-toe board, that as it happens also allows me to squeak in a card for Just Us Girls this week where it's stencil week. I'm also linking up over at Inkspirational as they are featuring stencils too: 

       

I went across the top row of Anne Marie's tic-tac-toe board with stars/stripes (I chose stripes), bling (sequins) and blue and actually took some of my inspiration from this card by Carol over at JUGS for a summer-themed thank you card - take a look:

 

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

I used a retired stencil that I found in my stash to create what I am hoping looks like pool water splashes on my card base in (retired) Tahitian Tide ink, then using some stitched circle dies, created my lifesaver, decorated with some striped designer paper and twine rope detail. I had to get creative with my sentiment, as I didn't have a stamp to suit, so I used a combination of stamps from the 'Friends For Life' set and the word 'lifesaver' cut using the Mini Alphabet Dies:

 

A few sparkly blue sequins to catch the light complete my card. So what do you think - does the stencil effect work as water droplets? It's so much fun to rediscover old stencils or make your own to create fun cards.

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. 

You've still time to play along in this week's Paper Players challenge; why not 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!

Enjoy your evening; I'll be back on Friday with another project and also a separate post with lots of new specials for the month of July . Until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

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LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
7/3/2024 9:38:13 PM #

This is ADORABLE! I loved Carol's card too and was trying to find that set, but now that I see your card, perhaps I can create one on my own!  Hubby just bought a boat...he's been on the Amazon warpath to find just the right lifesaver, too!  Those little alphabet dies came in handy as well!

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Lisa Elton
Lisa EltonUnited States
7/4/2024 2:16:46 AM #

Oh, how fun is that water background! This is a delightful card, Joanne. Thanks for sharing is with us at JUGs!

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Bobby Hagen
Bobby HagenUnited States
7/4/2024 2:30:51 PM #

That stencil works beautifully with the lifesaver, Joanne.  Great card!  Thanks for sharing it with us at Just Us Girls.

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Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
7/4/2024 9:08:11 PM #

This stencil is perfect for pool water drops, Joanne! It looks great inked up in Tahitian Tide. What a clever technique for creating the life preserver! The bold die cut letters in Real Red "pop" right off the page...LOVE it. This is one fabulous card.

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Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
7/5/2024 12:00:44 PM #

Joanne, this is just so special!  I love the stenciled water drops.  A perfect background for life preserver!    Just genius how you made it.  Love the red twine and the stripes, too!  Your sentiment is perfect for this special card!  I LOVE IT!

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