Thursday, July 11, 2019

Inspired By...beach day {Happiness is knowing you!}

I've been so excited for today's Inspired By Challenge because I always love creating seasonal cards; especially beach-y ones! As soon as I saw the inspiration photo, I knew that I would be taking quite a literal approach to the challenge because it would mean I could use the amazing Fence Line: Summer stamp set! It is one of my favorites, but I don't use it nearly as much as I'd like to! I also paired it with some of my favorite pattern papers as well. These are from a paper pad I got at Hobby Lobby a few years ago called Blue Cottage or something like that!

I was inspired by the blue and white textiles, the wooden poles, and of course, the beach! 

Since I couldn't decide on which blue pattern paper that I liked the best, I just decided to make two cards instead! LOL! I organized all of my cards the other day and filed them by category; let me just tell you...I didn't NEED to make 2 cards! Ha ha! And that was AFTER I mailed out a huge stack the other day!

To begin these two cards, I decided on the two blue patterns I wanted to use and trimmed them down to 4 by 5 1/4 inch panels. I adhered them to standard A2 card bases using Tombow Mono Adhesive. I die cut two white panels using the Nesting Basics: Pierced Rectangles as well as the Nesting Basics: Rectangles. Once that was done, I used my mini MISTI to stamp the sentiment. I stamped the 'happiness' portion, which is from the Words to Live By: Happiness mini stamp set, in black and then the 'is knowing you' portion in Weathervane ink.

I stamped the sand image at the bottom of the white panel and set them aside to get to work stamping the other design elements. Once again, I used my mini MISTI to get everything stamped quickly and precisely. 

I used the coordinating Fence Line: Summer die collection to die cut everything. Once that was done, I had fun putting all of the beach-y elements here and there.

I had a lot of fun working on these two designs. I hope you get a chance to join us this week! Thanks for fluttering by!


Claire Broadwater said...

Just fabulous, Kelly! I love the patterned backgrounds! They make this gorgeous beach scene pop! You are so talented! XX

Cindy Beach said...

Gorgeous cards, Kelly! Love those papers and your beach-y elements. Your designs are so fabulous, I LOVE visiting your blog!

jan metcalf said...

Gorgeous cards, would never have thought to use that pattern paper with fence line/beach scene, marvelous look!

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thank you so much, Jan! I don't know if I would have either if it wasn't for the challenge!😊

Kelly Lunceford said...

Awww...thank you so much, Cindy! You're so sweet! I really appreciate your sweet comment!

Kelly Lunceford said...

Thank you so much, Claire! You're so sweet!

Danni Reid said...

GORGEOUS cards, love the paper choices really makes your beautiful scene pop!