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.
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