Saturday, May 26, 2012

My Sheri Crafts Challenge #086: Summer Lovin' Theme

The surfboards on this My Sheri Crafts Summer Lovin' challenge card are actually a magnet that my friend Ilene and I found long ago in a clearance bin at Michaels. Our thought then was they'd make great focal points for cards, so I've finally done just that -- what do you think?

I really had fun with this challenge, creating my waves with a Fiskars texture plate, layering on real 'craft' sand from my stash and making my 'Surf's Up!' sign using my latest fun purchase -- Washi tape! My preferred creative style is more classy/elegant, but it's really fun to just play around sometimes and see what you can come up with. It's summer, so have FUN with your paper crafting -- besides, here in the desert SW it's already been 110, so dreaming of cooler activities/places is the 'norm' for now!

Everyone @ My Sheri Crafts hopes you'll create a Summer Lovin' project and share it with us by June 8th -- maybe you'll be our next Guest Designer?!

Paper: White, blue, Kraft, orange CS
Stamps: JustRite 50pt Times New Roman Font
Ink: Staz-On Jet Black; Antique Linen Distress, Faded Jeans Distress
Dies: Spellbinders Inverted Scallop Circles, Nested Lacy Pennants
Miscellaneous: Washi tape (Target); toothpick, Sakura Jelly Roll glitter pen


Sandy Palmer said...

Oh my gosh, Marge this is so Wonderful! I can't believe those surf boards are really a magnet! Very clever! I just love how you especially made the sand part of it! It's all fantastic!

1CardCreator said...

I love how this came out!

Sue Lelli said...

This is so FUN! LOVE the embossed waves and the sand! LOVE the bright sun and the washi tape! FAB surfboards, too!

Sarah said...

What a fun card! I love the surfboards! the sand is a great touch!

Glenda said...

Wonderful Summer Loving card! Love the surfboard magnets. The waves and sand are great! I have not tried Washi tape-need to read up on that!
Love everything about your card!

Charlotte said...

WOW! Marge, this is wonderful! I can't believe the surfboards are magnets. What a great idea. The embossing of the waves really gives motion to the card and I love the sparkling sand.

Raquel said...

Love the use of the surf boards... very clever to use them. The details on the beach is amazing... looks real. I don't think I've heard of craft sand. I actually bought play sand from Home Depot and it was a 50 lbs bag! The smallest they had

Sherrie K. said...

Oh my-LOVE the surf boards:) So fun!
Sherrie K

P.G. Lamb said...

I love everything about this card, especially the use of washi tape and toothpick for the miniature flag. The surfboards are so much fun and the craft sand looks so realistic!


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