Sunday, August 21, 2022

Sunny Splash for PP605

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Laurie is hosting for our Clean-and-Simple (CAS) Challenge.
Our theme for this Clean-and-Simple Challenge is “Nautical” and there are so many options for this theme. From boats and lighthouses to swimsuits and sea creatures…I hope you will join us and share your creativity. 

*I’ve listed all of the measurements and details for my card below and there is a full supply list at the very end of this post.
Color Combo:
For my card, I decided to try to go a little “outside the box” and used the Sunny Splash stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. To fit in with the nautical theme, I used the wavy pattern from the Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper. I was a little hesitant to use the pattern on a CAS Challenge, but I think it’s still subtle enough to work. If you have visited me before, you know how I ride the “struggle bus” with Clean-and Simple Challenges. 

I wasn’t going to add anything behind the fussy-cut swimsuits initially, but just felt like they needed to be grounded somehow. I added a simple vellum circle to give them a place to sit. It kind of reminded me of a little inner tube floating in the water. That was my thought process anyway, haha! 

I had to hold back from too many embellishments for the CAS challenge, but when I found a brand new tub of Loose Flower Flourishes white digging through my stash, I know that single pink flower would be a fun little accent with a little pop of sparkle from the rhinestones. How have I never used these flowers before? They are so fun! I love how this card came together and I hope you do as well. :) 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Polished Pink Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2”
  • Basic White Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Celebrate Everything Host Exclusive Designer Series Paper: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Vellum Cardstock: scrap to die cut the second largest circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp swimsuit images in Polished Pink and Daffodil Delight inks, fussy-cut images
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3-3/8” x 5/8"
  • Loose Flower Flourishes and Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Celebrate Everything Host Exclusive Designer Series Paper (inside card): 4” x 1/2” 
Finally, here is a peek inside the card! This came together quickly with a little strip of the wavy DSP and some coordinating stamps from the set. I just had to pop in one more style of the swimsuit images because a girl has to have options, right? Such a cheery card to pop in the mail to a friend!   

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Clean-and-Simple “Nautical" ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday August 26th, 2022

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team: 
Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 

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Thanks for stopping by.
Have a HAPPY day!

BIG hugs, 
Anne Marie

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  1. Very cute Anne Marie! I like what the circle of vellum adds!

  2. Anne Marie, I love your take on the Nautical theme. I didn't think of using a swimsuit, but I LOVE IT! The waves are perfect to showcase these beauties! SO FUN! Have a great week, My Friend!

  3. Oh my gosh! What a fun twist on the nautical theme! I have yet to buy this stamp set, but I think I just might have to add it to the list!

  4. Oops...I clicked publish too soon! I was dog distracted. I also wanted to add that I think you did an amazing job keeping it clean and simple! LOVE it!

  5. Anne Marie, this card makes me wanna go swimming! Love those darling swimsuits with the dsp that looks like waves! Have a great week!

  6. You can't help but make a splash with polished pink and polka dots. Adorable card, Anne Marie!

  7. Beautiful card, Anne Marie! I love the wavy pattern with the swimsuits, and that flower accent is just perfect.


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Anne Marie