I was excited when I saw this challenge from The Paper Players, because I'm all about the coastal decor right now.
We're redecorating at the moment and though the process will take a while yet, most of the painting in the living area of the house is done, we have new cupboard doors in the kitchen and we've even repainted some of the furniture. And I've been having the fun of shopping for some decor items. My colours are Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand and Whisper White with a pop of Calypso Coral, so I wanted to feature a couple of them on my card. (Photos of the house a bit later!) This card is a wiper card which I learned how to do from a video by Dianne Sisneros at Stamp with Bee. Thanks, Dianne.
If you're not sure what a wiper card is, take a look at these photos:
The two sides of the card form a kind of box which collapses to standard card size, but when opened up, a little flag or "wiper" pops up! Lots of fun to do!
- Sahara Sand forms the card base and the base of the wiper as well. I topped it with some Calypso Coral Designer Series Paper from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack. I used both sides of the paper, the stripes and the floral. The stripes are especially "beachy" looking to me.
- I stamped a collage of Sahara Sand and Calypso Coral images from By the Tide Stamp Set on the front Whisper White panel. I love the way it looks, because it is just like some pillow covers I am ordering from Etsy with a very similar design!
- The sentiment is from my old standby set: Project Life Remember This Stamp Set! Life is good seems to sum up life at the beach. The Lots of Labels Framelits dies cut the sentiment and it's backing. Then I used the 1 1/4" and 1 1/2" Circle Punches for the circles on the little "wiper".
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Here are some photos of our redecorating:
And you can appreciate it more when you see the total change from the way it was:
So we're pretty happy with it and having fun with the coastal theme.
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