Wednesday, March 14, 2018

WWC#161 - Helen's All About Occasions Challenge
This week we have a challenge from Helen. It's a challenge that gives you lots of options!
While there are some occasions that happen every year  - birthdays, anniversaries, Mother's/Father's Day - for example, there are other occasions that happen once-in-while. Such as someone retiring.
I wanted to try something that has been sweeping the crafting world lately - wreath stamping. There are templates that many people are using. But, I tried  something that didn't use a template. Instead, I just marked out corners of my piece of cardstock onto some grid paper.

To make the "wreath" I used the clam shell stamp from the So Many Shells, a two-step stamp set, using Crumb Cake for the bottom layer and Fresh Fig for the detailed layer.

I then used a scallop circle die from the circles collection to cut out the middle.

On a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock, I lined up the opening  and traced it lightly with a pencil.

Using some of the images from the amazing Waterfront stamp set, I created a beach scene using Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Soft Sky and Pool Party.

The little dots around the shells are from another stamp from the Waterfront set, in Pool Party. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

The panel is matted on Pool Party, and then onto a Fresh Fig card base.

What occasions are coming up in your life that you will need a card for? Need inspiration? Just go to Watercooler Wednesday and check out all the amazing projects from the design team.


  1. Gail what a simply amazing retirement card. It would also make a terrific Bon Voyage card for those travelling to Paradise. You amaze me with your ability to pick trends and then try them out. The wreath surrounding the waterfront image is perfect both in execution and in design. Thanks so much for sharing your multi talents.

    1. Thanks Penny. I love trying new things - they don't always work out, like this one did, on my first try.

  2. Now this is why I love popping into blogs to read how a card is made. I would never have guessed that you made the shell creative and it looks amazing. Clever little scene in the centre and what a fabulous it x

    1. Thanks Mac! That's what I love about being part of this challenge - getting so much inspiration from people like you.


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