Sunday, June 28, 2015

Pilin' on the National Seaside

The theme this week at Pile It On is to Use your Nation's flag colors (as main colors; other colors are fine), and we're sponsored by A Day for Daisies. I used the freebie that ADFD offered this fortnight for its Piece or Pierce challenge. The card design was inspired by The Pink Elephant's Card Sketch Challenge.


The Shell Baby is printed on a water colored-patterned paper, and the big shell is pieced from one double-sided DP. I used papers from Graphic45 for the background. I love the kraken-patterned paper! The sentiment is from the same paper set. The white piece is cut from a mulberry paper & embossed with a border folder on my BigShot. I added a bit of blue distress ink on the bubbles.

I used a very thick foam to attach the image to the card: scrap foam weather-stripping, actually! The sentiment pieces & white background are popped with regular 3M foam tape. I machine-pierced the border and went over it with an awl to widen the holes. To embellish the card, I added some actual fish-netting & real sea-shells.

Challenges/Inspiration:
A Day for Daisies #124: Pierce or Piece + ADFD image
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party by Craftin Desert Divas: Red, White, Blue
Crafty Creations: Red, White and/or Blue
Eureka Stamps #146: Paper Piecing
Jo's Scrap Shack: Red, White & Blue
The Pink Elephant Monday Card Challenge: Sketch
Ruby's Rainbow: At The Seaside

Update: This was chosen as a Top 5 for Eureka Stamps #46!

Thank you for visiting & inspiring my crafting! Hope you'll join us at Pile It On,



6 comments:

Crystal Thompson said...

Beautiful project! Way to go on incorporating the patriotic colors! Thank so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas. Hope to see you on our next linky party!!

Crystal DT

Dawn Lancaster said...

Such a pretty card CG! Thanks for sharing in the Paper Piecing Challenge at Eureka Stamps this week!
Good Luck
Hugs
Dawn xx

karalschuknecht said...

Great job with your paper piecing on this wonderful card. Thanks for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps. Karal DT

Steph Phillips said...

Very nice card!! Love the addition of the fishnet and shells!! Thank you for joining us at Craftin Desert Diva's Linky Party!!

Joann Williams said...

Lovely card! Love all theThank you so much for joining us this week in our Funday Friday challenge!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥ textures and design.

Giorgia P said...

The shells are stunning and your card is very creative! Thanks for playing with us at CCD Linky Party!