Saturday, June 5, 2021

Addicted to CAS - Beach

I'm super excited about my post today because I am a guest designer at Addicted to CAS this week!  They liked one of my cards a few weeks ago and invited me to play along with this challenge.  Since CAS cards and I get along really well, I jumped at the chance!  And then Kylie sent me the challenge graphic and I had a mini panic attack!  The cue word was "beach."

Don't get me wrong, I love the beach.  I grew up close enough to Cape Cod in Massachusetts that I spent many happy summers frolicking in the ocean.  The problem is that I don't own a single stamp about the beach.  So for inspiration I turned to Splitcoast Stampers and searched the gallery for the word beach.  What I found was that Stampin' Up! had a stamp set with an abstract images that, if stamped in the right colors, mimicked beach, ocean, and land and while I didn't have that stamp set I had some abstract images of my own that just might work for a similar look.

So I took that abstract image and stamped it multiple times in colors that would call to mind land, sand, and sea.  I couldn't believe how well it turned out!  I know it's an abstract design but I hope you can see the beach there!  And since I find the beach to be a place of calm - there's nothing like feeling the hot sun on my face while the sea breeze is blowing and the sounds of the ocean are around me - that I added this particular sentiment.  To me the beach is a place to just be.

This is a one-layer card, another favorite of mine, so I'm going to join in with the Less is More challenge too.  They are looking for a favorite technique.  I'm not sure a one-layer card is a "technique" but it is in my book!

Thanks for stopping by!  And thanks again to Kylie and everyone at Addicted to CAS for inviting me to be a guest for this challenge.  I loved thinking a bit outside the box with this one!

Stamps:  Celebrate Artsy (Stamplorations); Words of Wisdom (Verve)
Paper:  Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:  Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Sand Dunes, Rocky Shores, Sea Glass, Ocean Waves, Dusk (Altenew); Onyx Black (Versafine)


Kathyk said...

Such a cracking card - top job


Lisa Elton said...

Congrats on guesting, Jen your card is fabulous!

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats again on your win, and thank you so much for joining us as Guest Designer, Jen!
How clever you are to do the research and come up with such a great idea for your card! I love the soft color palette and how you placed the sentiment, too ~ Barb xx

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Jen your abstract design is fabulous and so cleverly inspired - a truly creative response to the brief! Congratulations on the Guest Designer spot too.

Fran Wing said...

Hello, Jen! I love the "impressionist" feeling of your card. Thanks for participating with us as Guest Designer here at Addicted to CAS! xoxo Fran

Nancy said...

You card is so beautiful in it's simplicity! Thanks for playing along as a guest designer with us!

Kim S said...

This is amazing!! It is TOTALLY the kind of beach I love - soft and simple and relaxing!