Sunday, May 29, 2016

Whale Wishes

Hello there stamping friends,
Thought I'd pop in this lovely weekend to share a little card I created for the CYCI #122 challenge this week.  It's been a while since I've participated in a sketch challenge, but I loved the sketch and had some extra time to play, so I figured it was a good time to dive right in!

I chose to use a new stamp set from Fun Stampers Journey called Nautical Sketch.  This set can be found in our Spring Into Summer mini inspiration book/catalog.  I love the sketchy designs in this set and have found it to be a very versatile set.   All of the images are just perfect for masculine and feminine projects.  I prefer to have my cardfronts "sentiment-less" but to follow the sketch, I hunted for a sentiment that would work and not overpower the design.  I hope it works!  The sentiment is from the Little BIG Greetings set (Retiring soon!  On sale at 40%off now!).
As you can see, I also added some embossing using my favorite stencil called Starburst Lines. Modeling Paste helped give texture, and Denim Days/Buttercream inks helped to add color and define the dimensional texture a bit more.
I selected Denim Days, Oatmeal Cookie, Whip Cream cardstock and pulled in a bit of the coordinating Nautical Adventure Prints paper that coordinates perfectly with the set.  I colored the whale with a few Copic markers (C&W grays) then added some Liquitex Iridescent Bright Silver Ink over the top to give it some sheen.  To finish it off, I used a few scrap cuts of gold Vellum Designer Prints, a few twirls on Natural Journey Twine and a couple leaves diecut (from the kraft paper all our products are packed and shipped in) from the new steel rule die called Summer Bouquet.

ETA:  This card was selected as a "Design Team Pick"!  Thank you Chloe for "Liking" my card!  I LOVED the sketch!  :)

12 comments:

  1. So Creative and out of the box...or card...Love it!

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    1. Thanks so much Karen! Loved your card too!

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  2. Hi Kerry. I love everything about your card. I love the background and your color combo. Thanks for playing with us at CYCI-- Christine

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    1. Thanks Christine! It was fun playing with this set again...and you know me and texture/layers... hee hee.

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  3. Kerry, this is a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining CYCI :) Eva

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    1. Thanks Eva! So glad I had a chance to play this week. It was a fun sketch!

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  4. Really pretty card! Love all the dimension.

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    1. Thank you Jeanne! I love layers and layers of paper playtime! :)

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  5. Wow! such a fun and unique card! I love all your layers and texture! Just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Can You Case It? --Elizabeth Jeanne (Happy Stamper)

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth Jeanne. I really enjoyed the sketch and getting my fingers "gunky". :)

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  6. I'm in love with your card :D The whale and the textured background are just awesome!!!

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  7. Kerry, love your "whale wishes" card!! Love the background! Thanks for joining us at CYCI! Laura

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Thank you for taking the time to comment about my creations! I appreciate the feedback and LOVE. A stamp in the hand is a song in the heart. Kerry