Thursday, August 22, 2019

Inspired By...Nautical Party {Welcome to the Neighborhood}

It's Thursday and that means it is time for a brand-new Inspired By Challenge! My card is actually doing double duty today; I'm over on the SugarPea Designs Blog sharing this card as well!

I was inspired by the mandala pattern plates, the color combination, the yellow striped table runner, and the lemons!

To begin this design, I spritzed the Spirograph Mandala stencil with Pixie Spray and pressed it onto a panel of white cardstock. I used a blending brush to blend the Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide ink. Once that was done, I added a smooth layer of Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste over the top. I carefully removed the stencil and set the piece aside to dry. I immediately washed my stencil and knife with soap and water.
The lemons are from the Tutti Fruitti stamp set. I die cut them first using the Tutti Fruitti SugarCuts and then stamped them in my mini MISTI. If a stamp has two steps, especially one like this with a leaf or stem, I find it is helpful for placement.

The lemons are adhered to a circle that was die cut using one of the elements from the Card Front Element Builder II using foam squares. I also die cut the "welcome" word using the Welcome SugarCut die three times and glued them together using liquid glue. I added them over the top of the lemons and then added a light coat of Crystal Glaze.

I stamped the "to the neighborhood" portion of the sentiment, which is from the Warm Welcome stamp set, in blue ink onto a white strip of cardstock. I used some fine point scissors to cut the notches at the ends. 
Once the stenciled panel was dry, I added it to another piece of white cardstock, leaving a small border. At this point, I was able to add all of the other elements of the card.

I die cut a piece of yellow and white striped paper from the Life is a Carnival Paper Pad using one of the dies from the Card Front Element Builder SugarCut. I was able to add all of this to a standard top folding A2 cardbase using  Tombow adhesive. The finishing touch is a trio of dew drop gems added with liquid glue. I had a lot of fun putting this card together using the inspiration photo. I hope you get a chance to join us this week! Thanks for fluttering by!


Nancy said...

This card is out of this world! So impressed and can totally see the inspiration!

JulieP said...

That glimmer paste over the ink is fabulous!