Thursday, August 20, 2015

By the Tide Wiper Card for The Paper Players

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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  1. Wow! Nice job on the redecorating. Makes the rooms feel bigger, doesn't it? Your colors feel very relaxing, at least in the pictures. I love this card, too. I know a couple of people who will be getting one like this in the near future! That is, if I can figure out how to do it before I get your tutorial, lol!

  2. Your home is beautiful, I love the updated colors! And your wiper card is so very cute....the colors on it are fun as well! Very clever creation! Thanks for playing with my Paper Players challenge this week!

  3. Wow, what a gorgeous home! Your card is so perfect for the challenge, so soft and pretty. Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

  4. I love your decorating! Thank you for sharing the before and after photos. Very inspiring. I also love your card. The coral is beautiful in the background. Such a great take on the challenge. SO ghad you joined us at the Paper Players this week


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