Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Hello Gorgeous!

6/11/2016 Update: This card was selected for an honorable mention at CAS(e) This Sketch!

Having recently purchased a new stamp set, I just had to use it right away. People who know me know I love everything about the seashore. I decided to use this pelican and his little crabby friend to make this card. I have never seen a crab this color, except for cooked crab, nor a pelican with a bill this color but when it comes to cards, I figure we can bend a few rules of nature.

On a card base of Very Vanilla, a panel of DSP was adhered. A panel of Crumb Cake was embossed with a
wood grain design and then sponged. The panel was cut into five pylons and backed with foam for dimension and adhered to the card base. The crab and the pelican were stamped and colored, then fussy cut. (I have dies but did not want a white border on the images.) The images were backed with foam and adhered to the card. The sentiment was stamped on a piece of vellum along with some tiny bubbles then die cut in an oval shape. The oval was adhered to the
card along with some water droplets. The inside of the card was decorated by stamping the lower right corner with a coral image, leaving sufficient space for a personal note.

This card is being entered into these challenges:
1. CAS(e) This Sketch #175:

2. Just Us Girls #346:

3. Creative with Stamps #3:

Techniques: Stamping, coloring, sponging, fussy cutting, die cutting, dry embossing.
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Stampin' Up! Materials
Inks: Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party
Stampin' Write Markers: Sahara Sand, Tangerine Tango
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Vellum
DSP: Maritime Collection (retired)
Misc.: Dimensionals foam, TIEF

Other Materials
Stamps: Paper Smooches "Surf and Turf" & Hero Arts "Hello Gorgeous"
Ink: Stazon Jet Black
Misc.: Pretty Pink Posh Droplets


  1. Hi Melanie! Great card and I love the face on the silly bird!
    Stop by for a visit some time and check out my challenges.
    I'd love to have you join me :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  2. Oh, that's awesome Melanie!!! Love the little pelican and his friend, the "wood" pilings work perfectly with that designer paper too. Fantastic!! :)

  3. Oh, this is so fun! I love your fabulous take on the sketch!

  4. Awesome fun and funny card. Great masculine card. The images and pile ons are great. So glad you shared over at Creative with Stamps.
    Billie A
    Creative with Stamps
    Inspiration Destination
    Catch the bug
    Aud Sentiments

  5. Brilliant card, love the palings and the bird and crab, so clever.

  6. I love you approach to the sketch Melanie! So fun and creative!
    Thanks for playing along with us at CASe this sketch!

  7. Love those fence pieces and the pelican and crab are just adorable (even if the colours might not be true to life...) Such a cute card. Thanks for making me smile today :)

  8. Your card is super-cute, Melanie! I also like how simple yet effective your design is - very clever. Thanks so much for joining us at CWS, Jo x

  9. Wow! Great card! You're on a roll! Congrats on the HM!
    Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
    The Leaf Studio

  10. So adorable, love the sentiment in relation to the images and on vellum so you still see the scenery you made. Fun and super CAS card.