Monday, June 13, 2016

Sending sandy hugs & salty kisses.

Good morning!  The start of the new week brings a new sketch from From the Heart Stamps; along with the sketch there is a twist..."Gratitude Card".  Here's the sketch:

Yep, I bet you are thinking that I didn't follow the sketch...or the twist....  I tried to follow the sketch; I had banners cut of all shapes, colors, and sizes but I just couldn't get the 3 vertical elements to look good.  I ended up rotating my card base and changing the layout.  Do you notice the graph paper background on the sketch?  I even used graph paper!  I loved the way it pulled in the blue from the color challenge I was incorporating.  (Before I decided to rotate the card base, the background lined up perfectly with the graph paper used on the image panel.  Even though my OCD kicked into overdrive when I changed it, I just went with it anyway...yes, it was tough!  LOL)  I've embellished simply with some blue crystals.  Here's the full card:

Image: From the Heart Stamps "Sea Turtle Beach" Digital Set
Ink: Printer
Paper: G.P. 110 CS, Graph Paper, PTI New Leaf, Winter Wisteria, Royal Velvet, and Raspberry Fizz CS
Embellies: MAMBI Bling
Extras: Prismas/Crayolas/Goo Gone, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Gina Marie Designs Dies (banner, heart), Foam Tape

Please check out the rest of the DT's creations here, along with the challenge details.  We do hope you will play along!

Challenges entered:

Brown Sugar: Photo Inspiration

Cardz 4 Galz: Summer Fun
Chocolate Baroque: Challenge #23 Color

Crafty Addicts: Anything Goes/Summertime
Cut It Up: Sun and Surf
Pile It On: Old, New, Blue (old=graph paper, new=Gina Marie Designs dies, blue=bling)
Sisterhood of Crafters: Summer Fun
Stamping Sensations: Feature a Creature
Sweet Stampin': 3 or More Layers

Thank you for stopping by!



AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz, good luck!!! Amy DT

Diane said...

What a fabulous, fun and cute card!! Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
Diane TSH DT

Darlene said...

OMG ... too too cute Angela! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘SUMMER TIME FUN’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
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Julie Smith said...

Such a cute card for Summer, I love it. Thank you for playing along with the Chocolate Baroque Challenge and good luck xx

judith@poppy cottage said...

Great card layout, and super Summer theme. Thanks for entering the Chocolate Baroque challenge, Judith xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Super cute! Love the gorgeous card design and that sweet stamp, so so cute! Thanks for joining in the fun with the Sweet Stampin' girls for our 'Layers' challenge this week. So glad you did. Stop by again soon. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

No matter how it started out, it ended up in a really great place. I absolutely love your card! The colors work beautifully. I love the little pointy die between the circle layers. It adds so much texture and interest!

Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our Sun & Surf challenge!


Creations by Shirl said...

Love your take! TFS it with Brown Sugar Challenge~

Dawn said...

Such a cute little beach scene! I love the colours too!
Dawn xx

annewaller said...

Lovely card. Cute beach scene and great layout. Good luck with the Chocolate Baroque Challenge, Anne x.

Sally H said...

A fabulous cute creation! Great colouring! Thanks so much for sharing it with us for our Creature theme at stamping sensations this month and good luck!
PS I have blog candy

Rebecca Wong said...

Such a lovely summer card, impress!
Thanks for sharing in The Crafty Addicts Challenge, hope to see you soon.
Rebecca, DT

Cazro said...

I love the simplicity of your card, I feel a great deal of warmth. Wonderful design. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz Caz DT

Unknown said...

I love this sweet image Angela :-) Gorgeous card!

pinky said...

This is really cute, how I long to see the sea again! Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations.

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love the beach theme on your card - fabulous image and coloring. Thanks o much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)