Friday, August 19, 2016

Seaside Shore Suspended Easel Card for The Paper Players


I really wanted to play along with a challenge this week, but I was having a hard time finding one that appealed to me, which doesn't happen often, believe me. Usually there are so many I like that I have trouble choosing. But this week I just wasn't connecting. Even The Paper Player's colour challenge, while attractive, had me wondering what to do with it.



As I rummaged through my stamp closets, tossing stamp sets this way and that, I finally had a brain wave! A double brain wave, actually! The Seaside Shore stamp set would be perfect for this colour scheme with tropical blue waters and multicoloured fish and defining areas of black. Then I began to visualize the fish suspended in an open window in the card and the idea of the suspended easel card was born. Here's a closer look:


  • I don't want to go into too much detail on the how to's of this card as it will be featured in a step-by-step photo tutorial on my September Newsletter, free for all who subscribe to my newsletter (also free). Basically the fish are suspended on some White Baker's Twine and sandwiched between two layers of cardstock, each with the identical oval opening die cut in them.
  • Here are some other views of this card:
A side view to show the mechanism.

It will  fold flat to fit into a regular envelope.




This is the 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue! ...


...and this is my face when I get my hands on it!!!

My first round of Holiday catalogues has been delivered now and I'm starting to get them out to people who haven't ordered in the last month or so. If you would like one and haven't got your hands on one yet, feel free to email me or text me at 250-768-7379 to let me know that you'd like one.





Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.


Product List
Ovals Collection Framelits Die
Ovals Collection Framelits Die
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2 comments :

Joanne James said...

What a fun card Heather - a wonderful interactive tropical scene! Reminds me of fun vacations scuba diving in the Caribbean. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

Colleen Begley said...

So, so creative and cute! Awesome card. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week.