Hello, crafty friends! Well, it’s the first of the month and you know what that means… lots of posts! So thanks for hanging in there with me while I showcase some fun DT inspiration projects I’ve been busy working on! A new challenge launched this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my project for MIUCB #20 – Anything Goes + No Stamping! Remember that our challenges are always ‘anything goes’ plus we offer a different technique twist each month to inspire you but the twist is not required to play! This month the twist is ‘no stamping!’ I’m wondering if you’ll find that to be as challenging as I did, lol!

I used Canvas Corp Brands ‘A Bit of Feathers’ and ‘A Day At The Beach’ Paper Collections to create my Beach Bums card. I had a particular friend in mind when I created this, and I think she’s going to love it!


I punched some beach shell elements, inked the edges and layered them in a cluster on the front panel. I fashioned a bow from twine and tucked it beneath the starfish element on the right side, then created a tag with rounded corners, an eyelet and twine, and adhered it on the top of the cluster. To finish the front, I added the Beach Bums sentiment and some pearls.


I kept the inside panel fairly simple – I just inked the edges, added a paper strip along the left side and layered it on black cardstock. I leave the inside panel blank on a lot of my cards blank so a custom message can be written. But this time I left the inside blank because of the ‘no stamping’ twist in the challenge!


One final shot to see the dimension. What a fun card – love how it turned out!


I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
Always Fun Challenges: #86 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1847 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #362/363 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Canvas Corps Brands ‘A Bit of Feathers’ and ‘A Day At The Beach’ Paper Collections, Marco’s black cardstock
Ink: Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 2″ Circle Punch, EK Success 2-1/4″ Circle Punch, Spellbinders Classic Circle die
Accessories:  Fiskars Corner Rounder, Hemptique Bamboo Cord, Melissa Frances Pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card and will link up a project with us this month! We’d love to see your ‘anything goes’ project and even a ‘no stamping’ project – so come on over and play with us! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

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