Friday, August 26, 2022

Summertime Easy with a Paper Pumpkin Alternative

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I like to keep card making in summer easy, and Paper Pumpkin Kits are the perfect thing for summertime crafting.  Take them with you on vacation, they're great for rainy day activities with the kids, or just to quickly create a bunch of all occasion cards to have at the ready, whatever, everything you need is in one little box.

This week the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #484 provides us with a sketch and the Paper Players Challenge #605 is a Clean And Simple (CAS) Challenge with a Nautical Theme.  So I decided to only use the supplies in my Paper Pumpkin Kit called Sending Good Thoughts from July 2022.  

Please click on the hyperlinks above to visit the blog challenges and enjoy the inspiration!  And thank you to the CAS Colours & Sketches Design Team for choosing my card as a weekly winner.  Please click here to see that blog post.    

I hope the *Trix on this card will inspire you to stretch the supplies in your kit and mix things up a bit.  The Bermuda Bay card base inspired my monochromatic clean & simple card. 


Assembly & Trix:

*  Cut a die cut piece of coral with paper snips to create 5 images as per the sketch.  Flip them over and colour the white side with a lighter Bermuda Bay shade.  Here's the ***Trix, did you know if you mount your photopolymer stamps upside down on your block you can create a solid image.  Stamp off once and then apply the blotchy colour to the coral die cut shapes.  For colour variation use the coral stamp right side up. 

*  Adhere the stamped die cuts with glue on the Bermuda Bay card base.

*  Stamp the white label and the reverse side of the starfish using the same technique as above to create a subtle colour variation, then stamp the sentiment with full strength Bermuda Bay Ink.  Adhere to the card with dimensionals. Stamp and fussy cut the sea horse for a bit of an extra. 


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  1. What an elegant CAS card! Love it!

    1. Thanks so very much Donna I'm glad you liked it. Thank you for popping by! I love the challenges, thanks for the inspiration :)

  2. Such a pretty seaside card, Lesley! Thank you so much for joining us the week over at The Paper Players!

    1. Thanks so very much Anne Marie, it was a fun challenge to do with limited supplies. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  3. Very pretty! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS Colours & Sketches!!

    1. Thanks so very much Nancy, I'm glad you liked it. Thanks very much for the fun challenges :)


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