Bigger than the Ocean

Although I live in a landlocked city right now, I was raised by the ocean. The beach was a short drive from where I grew up, and it wasn’t summer without time at the beach. While I’m a city boy now and dream of living in the mountains, I will always  remember how much I loved living by the ocean. Here’s a card that shares my love of the water:

Whale Done, Stampin Up!, Brian King

My card was inspired by the FabFriday sketch that goes live today. Here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:

FabFri201Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Whale Done. I couldn’t love the Whale Done Bundle more than I do. For starters, it’s a photopolymer-and-punch bundle (cue the cash register ring that tells us it’s a great deal). The images and sentiments are really great – don’t miss out on all the amazing sentiments in the set. The punch works well on its own, but why would you use it alone when you could have all of these great accessories to go with it. Here’s a look at the Whale Done Bundle:Whale Done Bundle, Stampin Up! 154053The Bundle coordinates perfectly with the Whale of a Time 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. Here’s a look at the patterns and colors in this incredible pack of papers: Whale of a Time Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up! 152460
  • Curvy Dies. With all the layering waves and seaweed on this card, there’s another wavy element that I can’t overlook – the curvy base of the Pool Party banner is cropped with the Curvy Dies – here’s a closer look:Whale Done, Stampin Up!, Brian KingHere’s a look at the Quite Curvy Bundle that includes this great set of dies: Quite Curvy Bundle, Stampin Up!, 156228When the Curvy Celebrations Bundle launched on Tuesday, there may have been a few hiccups. All is fixed now. To shop all of the items in the Curvy Celebrations promotion, CLICK HERE.
  • Beautiful Blues. This is the second day in a row that I’ve shared a card with a beautiful mix of blues – that wasn’t planned. The first project shows the blues in Winter, and this project shows the blues in Summer. If you missed my snowy showcase of blues, CLICK HERE to see that project. This card features mixed of Pool Party and Pretty Peacock – somewhere between those two is Coastal Cabana even though it’s not officially listed in the papers. If you like this mix of aqua tones, I hope you’ll save this for future reference: Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Pretty Peacock

Bundles: Whale Done  Stamp Sets: Whale Done  Papers: Whale of a Time 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Pretty Peacock, Thick Whisper White  Inks: Pretty Peacock  Accessories: Whale Builder Punch, Curvy Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the FabFriday challenge blog to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Suzanne Patt Cullen

    Good morning, Brian!
    What a great card this morning for the FabFriday Sketch!
    Of course, I love the Whale Done Bundle you chose to use! The colors and the use of the Curvy die are ??????! I’ve already taken screenshoots of your card and the color inspiration ? plus I followed the link to view the other cards made for the challenge. A++
    Thank you and have a great weekend!

  2. Whale of a job! Super cool layout. Love the dotted edge.

  3. Great take on the sketch. Love the colors and the curvy die adds so much interest. Great card. Enjoy your day!

  4. I love the whale done bundle. Your card is lovely.

  5. Perfect it. Aren’t those curvy dies addicting? I used on my card today the reverse of one I cut for yesterday’s card…can throw away cool stuff!

  6. This card is PERFECT with all it’s FUN details (love the dotted edge piece).

  7. Well, “shiver me timbers”! If this isn’t the best “sea of love” card evah!

  8. All the layers of blue are wonderful! Pretty ocean-y card!

  9. Brian, this card is fabulous. I love how you used the Curvy Dies. I will be CASEing your Curvy technique for sure!

  10. That’s a whale of a tale (and card) Brian…hope you are able to someday realize your dream of living in the mountains!

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