Monday, July 6, 2015

CIE Just Beachy

Hi, everyone! This is the first Monday of a new month which means it's time for a new Cards in Envy challenge. Our CIE challenge for the next two weeks is to make summer cards that feature the beach, ocean or sea. 

Lucky for me, I have a stamp set and some great 6" by 6" paper that are absolutely perfect for this challenge. I just adore this Lawn Fawn stamp set and these Fancy Pants papers.   :)

Fancy Pants beach bum
Lawn Fawn life is good images and sentiment in Distress Ink black soot and walnut stain
Stampin' Up! on film framelits; Paper Smooches waves dies
SU owl builder punch (for crab's eyes); stash sequins
inking in DI various inks with Ranger blending tool
adhesives: ATG Scotch; Glue Dots; Zig 2-way glue pen
crabs and starfish embellished with Glossy Accents
technique: fussy cutting for crab, starfish, and banner

computer generated inside sentiment

I love the card shown above, but it took a while to get here. "Eureka" moments included changing the film color from black to red and changing the ratio of sky to sea from 1:1 to 2:1.  I hope the photo captures the cheerfulness of these colors because this card really feels so bright and happy -- much like a day on the beach.  :) 

Hope you will all join us for this summertime beach challenge!

Parting Thoughts

Words 2 Scrap By   I also hope you will join us at Words 2 Scrap By for our July Friends-with-Chocolate challenge. A $20 Simon Says Stamp gift certificate will be awarded to one lucky crafter!

Finishing Strong with OWH   So, I have about nine more days to get as many cards to Operation Write Home as I can. As you probably know, August 1 is the deadline for getting cards to Sandy. Since my package needs to get from Ohio to Washington, I want to give it plenty of time to make the trip.

Think that's it for today. Have a great week!

Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!

1 comment:

  1. Love this cute card Sybrina! It is so summery and fun. I love the scene you have created and the banners. Fun summery colors and a great encouragement card! Hugs, Brenda