Hi Stamping Friends! Today's card is for the challenge over at the Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge. Come join the fun! This week we are celebrating the end of summer with a good old-fashioned crab feed. I have to be honest. I grew up in Southern California and I LOVE the beach! But when I think of the beach, I think of bikinis and surfers and sunscreen and waves. I don't think of adirondak chairs and crabs and sea grass. So this was really quite challenging for me! I guess I'm not very nautical.
I used the colors as my inspiration. Mostly blue and yellow, with a pop of red. And the most nautical stamp I have is this whale from Animal Stories. I used a lot of retired things on this card. The DSP is majorly old and it's a retired color, Brilliant Blue. Good thing I kept all my Stampin' Spots around to use with all my old DSP! The ribbon is also retired. Just a piece I had laying around in my ribbon scraps. The yellow "fish bowl" was made using the Table Setting die. I think it's supposed to be a napkin ring. I cut it half and layered the two pieces to make it smaller. Then I embossed it with the Square Lattice folder. You can't even see the seam!
There is one new item on this card. The scallop was made using the Tasteful Trim die that is now available in the Holiday Mini Catalog. There are soooooo many things I want out of this catalog! It's going to be hard to refrain from buying it all!!! I do have quite the wish list going. I'm trying to spread it out, so it doesn't look so bad. Another new thing about this card is this is the first time I've played in the Just Add Ink blog challenge. This is their sketch challenge JAI33.
I hope you have an easier time with this challenge than I did. I know the SCIC Design Team did a fabulous job, as always! And we are excited to announce that Erica Cerwin of Pink Buckaroo Designs has joined our DT. We are super happy to have her on board!! So go check out the SCIC blog and come celebrate summer with us!
Thanks for stopping by!