It’s the fifth Wednesday of the month which means we have a special anything goes challenge over at the Watercooler Wednesday challenge. I’ve been busy preparing to go away this weekend for a wedding, so I looked through my stash of cards I’ve made but not blogged, and decided that this one is perfect to share today.
This card uses up a bunch of snippets I had from a Crafty Ola card kit. I trimmed down three patterned papers to create my scene. An abstract blue pattern for the sea, textured rocky paper for the stony beach, and a spot gloss patterned paper for the background.
With the background elements of my scene ready I needed to add my characters. I stamped and coloured the two cats from Simon Says Stamp’s Christmas Cats stamp set. I used coloured pencils to colour them, which makes a change as I mostly use markers! I went with orange tabby for the larger cat and Siamese for the other. I then fussy cut them out. I do have the coordinating dies but I always seem to forget to use them.
All that was left to add was my sentiment. I chose one from Simon Says Stamp’s Sea You Soon and heat embossed with Simon’s Steel Navy embossing powder. I then adhered everything to the card base, completing the card.
This card is cute, fun and great for summer. It’s a bit busier than the CAS style I often tend towards, bit it’s a fun style and fairly straightforward to make given that the patterned paper takes so much of the stage for building the scene.
Crafty Gals Corner – Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – Use Patterned Paper
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes
Polkadoodles Craft Challenge – Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday – Summer
So Suzy Stamps – Masculine
The House That Stamps Built – Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday – Anything Goes
Check out what the rest of the DT made:
Charlotte (that’s me!)