Hello, friends! Thanks for stopping by. My crafty space was calling me this afternoon, as the last few days have been emotionally exhausting. I won't bore you with the details, but this year has not gotten off to the best start for me, and I'm feeling like I need another vacation!
Now that I think about it, maybe that's what led to the soft-hued, beach-inspired creation I made for this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge. The challenge this week was to use chipboard, and this rosy piece with a sand dollar was calling to me from my stash.
I started by stamping the starfish from WPlus9's Guiding Light using tea dye ink on a Rustic Cream panel. I inked the edges, rounded the corners, and adhered it to a Dark Chocolate card base.
I cut two strips of Hawaiian Shores cardstock, trimming one with my pinking shears, and attached them 1/3 of the way up from the bottom. These help to ground the sentiment, from PTI's Ribbon Tails, and the chipboard piece.
I inked the edges of the chipboard and wrapped a bit of baker's twine around the top before attaching it with foam adhesive.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Rustic Cream, Hawaiian Shores, Dark Chocolate)
Stamps: WPlus9 Design Studio (Guiding Light), Papertrey Ink (Ribbon Tails)
Ink: Papertrey Ink (Tea Dye duo), Stampin' Up! (Chocolate Chip)
Tools: Fiskars (pinking shears), corner rounder
Accessories: Me & My Big Ideas (chipboard), The Twinery (Caribbean baker's twine)
I actually started this card yesterday, with the sketch already in my head, and had to walk away from it because it just wasn't working. I decided to try to salvage it this afternoon, and I'm glad I did. I've found that the only way for me to break out of a creative slump is to just keep creating, even if things don't turn out quite as I'd hoped.
Thanks again for visiting me today! Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for a new CASE Study challenge!