Wednesday, March 17, 2021

#TGIFC307 Sketch Challenge with Waterfront, Nothing's Better Than & Many Messages stamp sets

 Hello, and Happy St. Patrick's Day!  Thx so much for visiting!

I hope you're inspired by today's card.  I was inspired by a Stampin' Up! ® short little video about using Stampin' Blends Markers to create a wash of colour.  Please click on my card to visit  TGIFChallenge # 307, there is so much inspiration on this blog!  Better yet - create a card using this beautifully versatile sketch!  

Here is the image for this weeks  TGIFChallenge.  Click on the image to visit their blog.

And here's the card details:

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Coastal Cabana card base  (4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2)

4 1/8 x 5 3/8 Coastal Cabana card layer embossed with the Subtle Textured Embossing Folder

* The circles were created by colouring a piece of Basic White card stock with Stampin' Blends Markers.  I simply layered stripes of colours, then cut the circles using the Stitched Shapes Framelets dies.  I used Bermuda Bay Dark, Bermuda Bay Light, Pool Party Dark, Pool Party Light & Balmy Blue Light.  Then I lined up the circles as best I could and glued them down using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

* The palm trees on an island in the distance, were created with the Waterfront stamp set using Early Expresso and Pear Pizzaz ink.

* The cocktail is from the Nothings's Better Than stamp set coloured with Flirty Flamingo. Petal Pink, Dafodill Delight, Purple Posy & Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends Markers.  It was cut out using the Nothing's Better Than dies and popped up using dimensionsls.  

* The Happy Anniversary is from the Many Messages stamp set in Bermuda Bay and layered on a 1/2 inch strip of Basic White.  I created the strip, that I hope looks like a little shelf, by cutting a 1/2 inch strip on an angle.  The pattern for the wood shelf is from the Whisky Business stamp set - just 'cause I've been wanting to try to create a shelf out of this neat little stamp.  I stamped it first with Soft Suede and then coloured it with the Bronze Stampin' Blend Marker.  But you could use any piece of wood patterned paper from the In Good Taste dsp and cut an angle to create the look of a little shelf. 

Enjoy and Have a Super Day! 



  1. What a wonderful anniversary card, Lesley! Thanks for playing along with our TGIF Sketch Challenge this week!

    1. Thank you! Thx so much for the super inspiration, I'm enjoying challenges!

  2. I feel like I am right there on the beach enjoying a tropical drink! Thank you for joining us at TGIF Challenges!

    1. Excellent! Glad to hear that! Thx for the sketch challenge :)


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