Monday, May 30, 2016

Seashore Birthday

Happy Memorial Day Everyone ~ the beach has some great ideas for a Seashore Birthday card!

Well I did not get into my flower bed yesterday because of the rain.  It is supposed to rain all day today also.  I am hoping by the evening it will slack of so I can get out and pull some weeds!  If not I will try on Tuesday.

I am again using some of the Going Places ds paper stack so my customers have some ideas to use the paper they got from the Bags & Tags class.  My share today began with the sketch challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches 

I thought it would be fun to use the By the Seashore set again.  I checked out my paper and looked for one that I thought would work.  There is one that has a lot of peaks on it and it reminded me of sand dunes.  I chose to use that paper.  I mounted it on my Early Espresso card base.  I then inked the starfish with Crumb Cake and used a sponge dauber to ink the edges using Calypso Coral.  I stamped it onto my Very Vanilla and cut it out.  I added this to the card front using a dimensional.  Next I needed to address the other circle elements.  There is a paper in the pack that kinds looks like sirling water.  I used my punches to cut out my circle and attached them to my card.  Now I needed my sentiment so I stamped the Happy Birthday with Memento and used the banner punch to flag the ends.  When I was working on this post I realized 2 things.  One I only have 4 of the 5 circle elements and two my circles are opposite the ones in the sketch.  Oh well the idea is there!  Here is my final creation.

inside of card and envelope

Stampin' Up supplies used to create my card

Thanks for visiting me today.  I will be working on a few things in my craft room.  I have to start working on my pocket letter so I have it ready to mail out next week.  Have a Marvelous Memorial Day Monday and I would love to see what you could come up with for a Seashore Birthday card!



Beverley said...

The DP works wonderfully for the background of your fun seaside card, great use of the sketch too. Thanks so much for joining in on the fun at CC&S this week. Hugs Bev x

karen h said...

Cool mix of patterns! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

Louise van Vuren said...

The DP you chose looks very effective as a background for your starfish image. A great take on the sketch, thanks for sharing at CC&S
Louise d

Caro Thomas said...

That's a fabulous choice of DSP for your background - I love it! And the starfish is so cute. Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week. Caro x

Liz Bailey said...

I love that DSP stack so it's good to see it used in new ways. I hadn't previously thought of it as sand dunes, thanks for that. Thanks also for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches this week. Liz x