Sunday, 21 June 2015

Enjoy

Hi and welcome to my Paper Players post.  This week, Claire has a fun challenge for us - a CAS "Summer Treats" card.




My card is a little bit similar to last week's DT card, but it wasn't intentional.  It was just the idea that came into my head and nothing was going to make it budge.


I used the sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch as well as the inspiration pic at Curtain Call for my card.  

I sponged a panel of white cardstock using some distress inks to produce a soft and subtle beach scene.  Once I had finished sponging, I added some waves using my white gel pen, which you can see better in the close-up picture below.  The drink was stamped then colored with Copics before being cut out.  I die-cut the sentiment three times in white and once in black and stacked them all together.  Both the drink and the sentiment are colored with a clear Wink of Stella pen.

Given that I'm in the middle of winter where I live, this card makes me feel warm and that's got to be a good thing :)



Thanks for visiting.  I hope you'll have time to check out the inspiration from the rest of the design team.



Products used:

Stamps:  Free Spirits (Paper Smooches)
Ink:  Tumbled Glass, Old Paper, Scattered Straw Distress Inks, Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock:  White, Black
Accessories:  Copics, White Gel Pen, Wink of Stella

Cheers
Karren

Edited to Add:  This card won top honors at Curtain Call.

26 comments:

Claire Broadwater said...

Karren, this beach scene background is FABULOUS! I forget you are in the middle of winter! WOW! I wish I could send you some of our heat. It is close to 100 every day in Georgia! This summer treat looks so refreshing and I would enjoy it! I am so glad you stepped out of the box with your treat! You rocked my challenge! THANK you! XX

Hannelie said...

Ah, This makes me want to go on a long island holiday!
Thanks for making this beautiful card using our sketch this week Karren!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Oh this is just fantastic!!! Love your beauty center panel and the way you have offset the cocktail and the sentiment. I am going to have to CASE this one. Just wonderful!!!!!

Laurie Unger said...

This is so awesome. It really stood out in the gallery and had me clicking on it right away. Love how you did the center panel and that drink looks yummy!

SmilynStef said...

What a refreshing design ... the black sentiment just pops with those tropical hues.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I look at this extraordinary card, Karren, and I imagine sitting on a beach with a Tequila Sunrise in my hand! It's been WAY too many years since I've had one of those!! Love, love, love - your card, I mean!! Hugs, Darnell

Jen Mitchell said...

This is fantastic! Love the sponged beach scene and the tropical drink is making me thirsty!

Joanne James said...

Karren this card is fabulous! I love the way you sponged your beach scene - so realistic! I want to be there, drink in hand, listening to the lapping waves. Just gorgeous!

Julia Aston said...

what a yummy looking drink!

Marisa said...

Oh to be on a beach with a nice cold drink :) Beautiful use of the inspiration photo - your center panel is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call.

LeAnne said...

I just love the effect you've achieved with this card....everything looks so REAL! Love your drink, but the sentiment and the background just blow me away!

laurie said...

AWESOME...I love the background! What a PERFECT card for the challenge!

Jodi McKinney said...

This card makes me feel like I am right at the beach with a frozen drink in hand! Great job for summer "treats" Karen! :)

stampwithamyk said...

What an awesome card!! I love the beach scene that you've created in the background and your little drink is just perfect with your sentiment! :)

Celeste Goff said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card! Love the colors!

stampwithsandy said...

Great CAS card, Karren! Love the beachy background you created, and of course your summery drink. I keep forgetting that you are in an entirely different weather climate. I bet you are wishing for summer!

Bonnie said...

A refreshing way to enjoy the beach!

Sue Fisher said...

I'm another fan of your beach scene, Karren... gorgeous! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic card Karren. Love the beach scene in the strip... great take on the photo and the sketch. Very clever. That drink looks so good! Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

Marika said...

I can smell the ocean in this card! It is always so fun to come to your blog!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so fun! Great take on the sketch!

Lisa H. said...

totally love this. the vellum is awesome and so is the drink. fabulous card, thanks for playing with us at curtain call.

Jaydee said...

Fabulous sponging, Karren and that drink is my kind of summer treat! Gorgeous CAS card. hugs
jaydee

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful take on the sketch!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Congrats on your win, Karren! They were spot on choosing your gorgeous card! Love the colors and the overall design- that bit of black is so awesome- just pops off of your card!

Kim S said...

Congrats on your win at Curtain Call! I saw your card and immediately lost myself in dreams of sitting on your gorgeous beach with that drink in my hand. It's a stunning card.