Friday, December 1, 2017

Pop it UP!!! Joy Clair Challenge

Hey there!  It's time for another fun Joy Clair challenge!  This time our challenge will run for TWO MONTHS so you'll have plenty of time to participate!  I hope you do find some time to play along with us as we have an awesome $25.00 gift card up for grabs for two lucky participants.  Just play along and post your card creation HERE for your chance to win!  

This month our theme is POP IT UP...Anything Goes!  While we do have some color inspiration (as seen above), you can S.T.R.E.T.C.H your creativity as long as you POP IT UP!  WOOP WOOP!  

I chose to create a card for a fellow teacher who is getting married.  Her bridal shower is being held this week and I went out shopping for the perfect gift.  Well, I got that but discovered the wrapping paper is pretty much focused on Christmas right now so I had to dig deeeeeep to find something that would work for her gift.  I went with a simple blue and white stripe holiday paper then headed to Michaels for a pop of color ribbon.  Yeah, it kinda reminded me of a nautical theme so I went with that for my card.  
While I didn't use ALL of the colors in the inspiration photo, I did use MOST of them...I used the reds, the cream and changed the green to blue...and voila!  Take a peek at my coordinating card!
I used the stamp set Seas the Day and the Wood background stamp to create my fun card.  I stamped the water (to mimic the stripes in the paper) with some blue ink from Memento and the woodgrain with that same blue ink.  To get a nice crisp and rich image, I used my Misti and stamped over it four times.  After that, I used the Ladybug Red ink from Memento to stamp the sentiment and the hearts.  I stamped the starfish (big guy for the groom and the little lady for the bride...He's tall and she's short) with some taupe ink from Memento.  I cut out the starfish and formed them a bit with a ball stylus and then popped them up on the card. 
I added some microfine glitter to the starfish and the hearts and then tucked some red satin ribbon under the "pennant" to finish the card off. 
Here you can see a hint of the woodgrain.  I love this background stamp because it can just lift up the blah from a plain piece of cardstock!  Love it!! I tied the ribbon with a little bit of fake rope too. 


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    1. Thank you Shelly! I love the nautical look and it was fun coordinating a card to her gift package! :)