Thursday, June 14, 2012

Inspired by the sea

 Is it just me, or does it seem like paper you love is used up so quickly and paper you don't really like takes forever to use?  And I don't just mean 'cause you don't use it;  you try to use it and there's just always more.  When I started card making, I thought it a brilliant idea to buy those gigantic 12x12 DCWV paper packs that go on sale for 50% off every once in a while at the craft stores.  Ha, NOT a brilliant idea at all!!!  The papers, while gorgeous (ok some of them are not even that) are just not really card making material and have three sheets of each print.  All that to say, that I finally used (a small portion of two sheets) some of it on this card.  I can't even tell you how long I've had this stuff.  But the {Pin}spiration challenge this week was a gorgeous picture of seashells.  And since we live within 15 minutes of the ocean, this paper finally had a use on this Father's Day card for my Father-in-law.  It's a really beautiful seashore picture which I cut up for my different panels to get a little glimpse of each part of the image.
 The little tag pulls out (as you can see) and I stamped the sentiment on the reverse side which is also where I will write the greeting.  I thought it could be used as a bookmark.  Whether he will use it that way or not, who knows.
Challenges:
Stampin' Sisters in Christ #143--image/no sentiment on the front of your card
Skipping Stones Design #132--sketch
{Pin}spiration #11--seashell photo inspiration
Fab'n' Funky #125--Father's Day

Supplies:
Paper: DCWV
Stamps: SU!: sentiment and simply shells stampin' around wheel; random seashell rubber stamp
Embellishments: twine, large eyelet

13 comments:

Shirley said...

Great Father's Day card! Thanks for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

jimlynn said...

Beautiful card and great for Father's Day! Love the little envelope style with the tag coming out and the wonderful seashell images. So pretty.
Thanks for joining us at {Pin}spirational Challenges!
Lynn

Corrinne of Pin & Tack said...

Hi, Heather! Your creation is just wonderful & has such a vintage look to it.

I am happy you joined us at {PIN}spirational Challenges this week :)

Lots of joy,
Corrinne

PS - I have lots of prizes at my blog via a blog hop & challenge. Join the fun here:
http://pinandtack.blogspot.com/2012/06/tuesday-alchemys-tips-tutorials.html

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

So pretty!!!! Thanks for participating in the {PIN}spirational Challenge this week! Be sure to become a follower and join us again every week!!!
~DEANNE~

Wendy said...

Beautiful Father's Day card...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Karen B. said...

What a wonderful take on the sketch challenge, so soft and serene. Thanks for playing along at Skipping Stones Design!

wendyp said...

Great Fathers Day card!!! Thanks for playing along with Skipping Stones sketch challenge!

jo (http://joboogie.typepad.com) said...

So pretty! Love your take on this week's sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at Skipping Stones Design!

ScrappySandie said...

Very pretty card, Heather! That paper is is really quite nice...but I can see it would be a challenge to use it right! You did great! Love the special fold and the tag tucked in too !
So glad you could join us this week at SSiC!
Sandie

Mel @ Princess Melus Crafts said...

Love the shells on the tag for this card. Very unique!

Thanks for sharing at Pinspirational Challenges :)

- Mel xx

Jingle said...

Oh, wow! So pretty! Thanks for playing along with us over at SSD!

Helen said...

Such a gorgeous Father's Day card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ! Have a blessed week! ~H

Katie Gehring said...

I hear ya on those 12x12 stacks! You have put some sheets to very good use. this is a perfect Father's Day card- one I am sure will be cherished!