Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Feeling the Breeze

Hi, everyone!

Welcome to a rare two-post day!  :)

The second card I have to share is for the current Cards in Envy Fun in the Sun challenge. There is no place on Earth that I love more than being at the ocean. This is actually pretty ironic considering I can't swim, dog paddle, or float -- literally to save my life, in spite of two full sets of classes at the local Y. That said, today's card is inspired by my love of feeling the ocean breeze, listening to the waves against the shore, and basking in the warmth of the Sun.  :)

Fancy Pants dp; Distress Ink core paper
computer-generated (Andy) original sentiment on Recollections white
Really Reasonable Ribbon ribbon
Recollections white brad colored with Sharpie markers
Marvy and Paper Shaper circle punches
adhesives: Zots 3D glue dots; glue dots; Elmer fabric glue

The sailboat embellishment was fussy cut from a sheet of the paper pad. Then it was coated with Glossy Accents for an epoxy-finish effect. The sentiment is inspired by a former MasterCard advertising campaign. The array of flared papers behind the sentiment were used to add splashes of color... no pun intended.  :)

A detail not shown is the stamping of a vignette in the bottom left corner on the inside of the card. I stamped Lawn Fawn's Life is Good palm tree, crab, and gull in Distress Ink antique linen. Since this is going to Operation Write Home, I used a light shade of ink to add interest but still allow for one of our heroes to write over it.

Parting Thoughts

Think that's it for this little card. If you are a fan of the Stampin' Up! owl punch, you might enjoy scrolling down to my earlier post.  :)

Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. Love your card and the sailboat! I agree, the beach is all about summer! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  2. Very cute! I like the bright, sunny colors against the muted grayish blue. Thanks for joining in our Fun in the Sun challenge at Cards in Envy! :)