July 7, 2013

Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge--Ocean


The current Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge is ending tonight, so I made some time yesterday to play with a couple of new-to-me sets, Briny Blue and Surf & Turf.  This week's challenge is a Trend Watch, and I'd say the ocean theme definitely qualifies as trendy at the moment!




I knew I'd be using these sets a lot to make silly cards for my husband, who does whale behavior research in the summer.  I'm not sure that he's ever witnessed any smooching between whales and dolphins in the North Atlantic, but I think he'll appreciate the thought.  :)

The "water" is vellum that I inked aqua, then used two small circle punches to cut the "waves".

The only adhesive I used for the vellum was a few pieces of scor-tape, which are hidden under the twine.  There are tons of tutorials for nautical knots online, so I found one that was easy to make and would cover up the scor-tape.

Cardstock:  WPlus9 Design Studio (White)
Vellum:  Michaels
Stamps:  Paper Smooches (Surf & Turf, Briny Blue, Chit Chat)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Pool Party), Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Tools:  circle punches
Other:  Prismacolor Premier pencils, May Arts twine, Zig Wink of Stella clear glitter brush

I'm off to my craft room again today, staying out of the heat and trying to finish up some projects before I leave town next week to visit my family in Indiana.

Thanks for stopping by!

27 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cuteness!!

Marisa said...

Absolutely ADORABLE, Christina!! Love it :)

Kim S said...

They are absolutely charming!!

Piali Biswas said...

Super cute card!! Love the vellum waves!!

Joyce said...

This is really fun and sweet. I love that knot, too.

Jessica Lynn Mould said...

This is just adorable!!!

Jessica

Stacey Schafer said...

darling!

Isha Gupta said...

Gorgeous card Christina...Love the colored vellum and the thought...lol

Tracey McNeely said...

Absolutely fabulous Christina!! This is the perfect card for this challenge and I what a perfect knot!

Jinny Newlin said...

So, super cute, Christina! Really loving that vellum sea!

Elena said...

This card is adorable!

Alanna said...

What a fun and darling card.

Kara said...

Sooo cute!

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous card Christina - love the whales sparkly spout :)

Kim Heggins said...

This is just so sweet...I love all your fabulous waves and those adorable little sea creatures.

Karen B. said...

This is amazing and so cute!
i adore all the details.

Sharron said...

Your card is adorable--love it! The vellum water is perfect!

Pamela said...

The vellum is just so so perfect! I love how the dolphin is interacting with the whale! Love that knot that finishes off the card :) Thanks for joining us at Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge!

Lyndal said...

CONGRATS on your Paper Smooches win Christina - LOVE the sparkly spout :)

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

OMG... ADORABLE! love this hugs.

Lisa Petrella said...

ADORABLE! Love the vellum water and how you used your circle punches to make the waves---so clever, girl!!!

Mary-Anne V said...

wonderful card...congrats on your win!

Marybeth said...

congrats! I knew this was a winner as soon as I saw it, this morning! Its perfect and could be in a card shop!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I LOOOOOOOOOVE your coloring for that whale!!! And the vellum is gorgeous--love that twine too!! AMAZING card:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS TW Ocean challenge!!! I hope you will try our sketch challenge this week <3

Houses Built of Cards said...

I just ADORE this card!!! PERFECT in every way! Congrats on your win this week! So glad you played along with us at Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!!

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Barb Murphy said...

I love the punched waves...I'm crossing 'wave punch' off my crafty supply list lol

Love the twine knot...so pretty!

Jean Martin said...

OMGoodness!!!!i love it!!!

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