Beach House Row
I haven’t had much time for crafting the past few weeks, but I had a couple of challenges I wanted to enter, so I made some time today to finish this card. I designed the cut file for the beach cabanas and cut them in Peach Parfait, Green Galore and Calypso Coral. I used a post-it note to mask the clapboards and sponged with Creamy Caramel. I used Stampin’ Up Naturals Ivory Cardstock for the base and this fun Amuse Cloud cardstock for the sky. I think this card is really cute, I love these colors!
Stampin’ Up Naturals Ivory, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Peach Parfait, Green Galore and Calypso Coral Cardstock
AMuse Studio Clouds Cardstock
Stampin’ Up Creamy Caramel, Bashful Blue and Basic Black Ink
Stampin’ Up Fabulous Phrases, More Bitty Banners Stamp Set
Coral Framed Sand Dollar
This week’s Card-a-Day Blog Group Challenge is a Color Challenge: Inspired by Fabric. Here is the inspiration fabric:
Fabric Inspiration Color Challenge
I chose Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla for my colors and created this beach inspired card. This card is one of four designs that I am doing for a gift set. I used the Branches cut file, which I manipulated to make the frame and cut the tag off of the sand dollar from the Ocean Charms cut file.
Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral Cardstock
Stampin’ Up! Very Vanilla Cardstock
Ocean Charms cut file from the Silhouette Online Store
Branches cut file from the Silhouette Online Store
Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral Ink
Stampin’ Up! Creamy Caramel Ink
Soap Inspired Tropical Wreath
This is the card I made for today’s Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge IC344 ~ Indulgence by SV Soaps and yesterday’s Free for All Challenge F4A124 Wood You Like a Challenge?, to make a card with something related to wood. This was a fun card to make, but a little time consuming. I was inspired by the colors in this Island Nectar Soap and this Passionfruit Nectarine Soap. I used the Palm Frond stamp from Stampin’ Up! Tropical Party to create the wreath. I punched a small circle to use as a guide and layered the palm fronds stamped in Gumball Green. I the cut the center with a die a little bigger then the circle punch to clean up the edges and the outside with a die just larger than the wreath. I stamped shells from several Stampin’ Up! sets, Along the Shore, Stipple Shells and Calm Seas, and colored them with Stampin’ Up! Markers. I sprayed them with homemade glimmer spray I made using Stampin’ Up! Frost White paint. When that was dry, I added Crystal Effects and sprayed another coat of glimmer spray. While the shells were drying, I embossed a piece of Soft Suede with the Tim Holtz Woodgrain embossing folder, sponged it with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and mounted it on a Gumball Green card base. I attached the shells to the wreath with Crystal Effects and mounted on the background with Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from Stampin’ Up Christmas Greetings in Calypso Coral, cut with a Nestabilities Banner die, sponged the edges and mounted to the card wih a little pouf in the middle. This card was a little too time consuming for mass production, but I might make a few more before Christmas.