Hello there!  It’s the first Monday of the month, which means it’s time for a new challenge at Cards in Envy!  Our theme for the next two weeks is “Just Beachy”.  Make a card depicting whatever says “beach” to you – an ocean scene, beach balls, starfish, anything that you think of when you think of going to the beach.  Remember, though, that the main requirement for Cards in Envy challenges is that your card must be A2 sized and not have any lumpy, bumpy embellishments that could push it over the first class postage rate.

I’ve used the current CAS(E) this Sketch! layout for my card.  I paired some watery-looking designer paper with a lightly speckled cardstock that reminds me of sand on the beach.  I stamped various seashells and a sand dollar on scraps of speckled cardstock, fussy cut them, and arranged them on the front of the card.  The largest shell is raised up with cardstock shims to add a little dimension to the card.  A simple sentiment finishes off the card and makes it a suitable addition to the cards I’m compiling to send to Operation Write Home by the end of the month.  The beachy theme also makes this card suitable for the current Paper Players challenge.

CIE 07-06-2015

Be sure to check out the Cards in Envy site for all the challenge details and to see what the rest of the design team has created!  Then create a beachy card of your own and share it with us using the linky tool on the site.  You have until 7:00 p.m. Eastern time Sunday, July 19 to play along with us!

Edited on July 12, 2015:  Thank you to Joanne of the Paper Players Design Team for choosing this card as “A Cut Above”!  It was a wonderful surprise to start my week!

Stamps: Stipple Shells (Stampin’ Up); Year Round Sentiments (Hero Arts)
Cardstock: Naturals Ivory, Naturals White (SU); designer paper (source unknown – I’ve had this stuff for years!)
Ink: Soft Suede (SU)

4 Responses to “Cards in Envy – Just Beachy”

  1. I love those shells! Great take on the sketch!

  2. Your card is so soft and pretty……and inviting……it makes me want to go to the beach! The background is perfect for your shells. Thanks for sharing at The Paper Players this week…awesome card!

  3. Really pretty Patricia – a great take on the sketch and so evocative of the beach. A lovely card. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

  4. Patricia, this is so pretty! I love the shells and the background is just perfect! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

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