This month we have this serene water scene to help you cling on to the last days of Summer. All you have to do is:
1. Make an encouragement card inspired by the photo or colors or both.
2. Link up by 12am EST on the 13th
3. Share with your friends and followers so we can get the word out about our new challenge blog!
You might just win a $25 gift code to use on anything in the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps store. All products are welcome, but if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps or dies on your card, Michele will DOUBLE your prize!!!
If you don’t have any CAS-ual Friday Stamps yet, you can use my discount code below to get 15% of all stamps and dies! But you don’t have to use our stamps for the challenge, all products are welcome!
I was inspired by the inspiration photo to make this Water shaker card. Yes there really is water in my card! I made a photo tutorial to show you how I did it too, so sit back with a cuppa and enjoy!
I first cut an oval shape on the front of my kraft card, using my Spellbinders oval die. I then coloured a white card stock with Salty Ocean distress ink and cut it with the same oval die, before gluing it onto the inside of a kraft card.
I took a 15cm x 10cm (5,9′ x 3,9′) ziplock bag and filled it with just a little water and some blue sequins. I carefully squeezed all the air out of the bag before zipping it shut. I then adhered this on top of my blue coloured oval with double sided tape.
The end of the bag was taped underneath the card with double sided tape AND a large sellotape to ensure it was well sealed!
I then sealed shut the top of the card with double sided tape again, making sure there was tape around the oval shape too.
I cut a strip of vellum and stamped a sentiment from CAS-ual Friday’s Mon Ami stamp set, with StazOn black ink. I added this on top of the card, securing the ends underneath the card with double sided tape. All I had to do now was colour my flower, which also comes from CAS-ual Friday’s Mon Ami stamp set, using distress inks and a waterbrush. I die cut it using the co-ordinating die and glued it onto the bag and vellum using UHU glue stick. I wanted it to look like a lotus floating on water.
I then stuck the whole panel onto another kraft card and my card was finished! Have a look to see how the sequins swirl and flow with the water below.
I would love to know what you thought of my first water card, so please leave me a comment below. Do go over and see the beautiful designs of my talented team mates over at the Calling All Sistahs Encouragement challenge too and play along with us!
Thanks for stopping by!
I’m also playing along at:
Shopping Our Stash – Chillaxin’ and Relaxin’
Stempelgarten Challenge – Summer Time
Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes with Dies
Stamping Sensations– Anything Goes