Ahhhhh the fun of incorporating a bunch of challenges into one card! But in all honesty, doing so was a HUGE help in completing this last Tickle A Teapotter challenge. I hadn't participated in awhile in one, and was so excited to... and then life happened. Unexpected appointments, traffic delays, and even an unplanned construction project in the room I store my craft supplies (I literally can't get to most of my stuff right now!) meant I had to get *real* creative.
I combined the following SCS challenges for this card:
*MMTPT523 - "Summer Fun," featuring anything to do with the beach. So I picked a setting sun on a beach on the coast! Our beaches in MN are quite a bit different than those at the seashore, but I did my best to make my teapot recipient a card that resembles her type of beach a bit more than what I'm accustomed to here. (I did chose a stamp for the envelope that looks a lot more like our shorelines, however - complete with pine trees and I think even a bit of green algae along the water's edge! LOL) I tried to make a surfboard behind the sentiment, too. Not sure if anyone else will see it as a surfboard, but hey, it worked for me. LOL
*CAS493 - When I think of one of the most important ways to be kind to folks, a smile is one of the first things that comes to mind. How many times has a stranger's smile cheered me up on a difficult day? I hope the encouragement to smile this card displays will warm the heart of it's recipient, too!
*CT0718 - July Fan Club Central Theme was "Sun, Sand, and Turf." Sun and sand appear in my card!
*F4A439 - "Feeling Crumb-y" from July 20th - Crumb Cake! One of my most favorite colors! Luckily, I had some in the one craft supplies drawer I could get to.
*WT698 - "It's Hot and Sticky" from July 26th - I used dimensional tape to pop up my main image. There were bonus points if you used starts on your card, so I hope the sun counts - it is a star, after all!
Note: crumb cake piece comes from a Paper Pumpkin kit from last fall that was open and in an accessible drawer! :0)
Thanks so much for looking!
Date: Monday, August 6, 2018 GMT Views: 568
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 106999
Mon, Aug 06, 2018 @ 11:54 PM
What a wonderful CAS design and layout. Love the texture in that pillow-box shaped piece of kraft. Sorry that your week turned out like that, especially an "unplanned construction project!!! ...I hope your crafty visit to the seaside was restorative.
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Alumni Splitcoast Challenge Hostess Teapot Tuesday TEAm
Registered: February 23, 2007 Location: Brooksville FL Posts: 19301
Tue, Aug 07, 2018 @ 5:03 AM
Hi there. I couldn’t find your card when I looked at the gallery. The keyword is off by one, I think. 523?
Glad you posted this. Glad to have you back, too. This is such a creative card. I love the layout and the knotted string or twine. Very peaceful colors and scene.
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Registered: March 29, 2011 Location: Covington, WA Posts: 29292
Tue, Aug 07, 2018 @ 9:37 AM
Love the different shapes, the knotted twine is marvelous and of course your popped up image panel! Great card and way to combine images and produce a card in the midst of chaos!! Thanks for playing in my challenge.