Bigger than the Ocean

Flowers, flowers, flowers. I’ve been creating with a lot of flowers over the past week leading up to yesterday’s flower-themed InKing Royalty Blog Hop. Today I’m stepping away from flowers to make a project with another Spring theme favorite – the ocean. Yay! Here’s my sweet, simple (but oh-so-layered) card:

Whale Done, By the By Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King

There are two patterns in the By the Bay 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper that showcase the shiny school of fish shown on this card – while this one has a Coastal Cabana/Basic White backdrop, the other has a Sahara Sand/Basic White backdrop. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the By the Bay 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper:

By the Bay Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up! 160434I’m sure you can see the gold, shiny ocean life in my card, but there’s a lot of beautiful texture in the design I want you to see. Here’s a closer look:

Whale Done, By the By Specialty Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian King

I cropped the 6″ x 6″ panel along one side and down the middle to find the 4-3/4″ x 3″ panel that gave me exactly what I wanted for a slightly-slender card (the card base front measures 5-1/2″ long and 3-3/4″ tall. A small update – but a fun one, nevertheless!

The sentiment on my card is pulled from the Whale Done stamp set from Stampin’ Up!’s 2022 Annual Catalog. While the images and sentiments pair well with the By the Bay 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper, this sentiment gave me exactly what I wanted – “My love for you is bigger than the ocean.” How sweet! Here’s a look at the Whale Done stamp set:

Whale Done, Stampin Up! 158315I’ve been reaching for Coastal Cabana a lot lately – it was a favorite of mine for years but  has taken a bit of a hiatus in my craft room. I’m learning to love it again. If you like this mix of Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy and Gold as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy, Gold

Stamps: Whale Done  Papers: By the Bay 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper, Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana, Basic White  Inks: Night of Navy  Accessories: Stitched Rectangles Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today!

Brian

 


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Online Exclusives, Stampin Up!, stampwithbrian.comWhen you buy one or more of the three bundles featured in this collection of Online Exclusives from me, I’ll invite you to an Online Stamp-a-long I’m hosting with the new products. On Friday, March 24, I’m hosting a three-hour stamp-a-long for all of my customers who purchase one (or more) of these bundles from me. Prior to the call, I will send a list of supplies you will want to set out so we can work on the projects together. Fun, huh?

Online Exclusives Stamp-a-Long


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4 Comments

  1. Beautiful pairing of designer paper and sentiment!

  2. [Have you ever made a card with fewer than 7 layers? ; ) ]
    Just beautiful, my friend. Love the custom sizing–it really enhances the design. ❤️

  3. Love the matting layers and this card showcasing this beautiful paper!

  4. Beautiful card, Brian. I love the color combination. Enjoy your Friday!

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