Monday, June 6, 2016

Whales & Flowers

Hello, Monday!  I have two cards for four challenges to start off the week.  I love this happy colour palette from ColourQ and the patterns on the sheets were perfect inspiration for the Under the Sea theme at Cupcake Inspirations.  I used some Papertrey Ink birthday banner dies (or are they garlands?  Or streamers?) to make my waves and then popped up the PTI whale and sentiment on foam tape.  It actually came together quite quickly which is always a bonus.  :)

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Blue) Paperbilities, (Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Basic Grey) Stampin' Up!
Stamps:  (Whale & sentiment from Keep Swimming) Papertrey Ink
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko  
Die: ((Flag Tags) Paper Smooches, (Banners) Papertrey Ink,
Markers:  (c-1, C-5) Copic
Gems:  Recollections  

Next is a card inspired by the photo over at the Fusion challenge and I'm also going to enter it in the CAS-ual Fridays Florals challenge.  I stamped the CAS-ual Fridays flowers with Mermaid Lagoon Distress ink and then used some water and a small paintbrush to spread the colour around and fill them in.  Each one has a little Recollections gem in the centre.  
Okay that's it for today.  See you tomorrow for CASology!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Watercolor) Ranger, (Basic Black) Stampin' Up!
Stamps:  (All from Wallflower) CAS-ual Fridays
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Peeled Paint, Mermaid Lagoon) Ranger  
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections  


Karen B. said...

What a clever use of product to make the waves. Too cool cards.

I Card Everyone said...

OH my what a whale of a design ... couldn't resist! Gah! These blues are turning my head! Gorgeous, clever, irresistibly cute cards!

Bobby said...

Garlands make great waves. Who knew? I love the way you cut around the flower panel, Jen. It looks great on the black.

Lindsey said...

What a genius way to combine the two challenges for your whale card! Who cares what the dies are _supposed_ to be. :D The second card is so very pretty. So dramatic on the black background.

Lisa Elton said...

One cute and playful, the other perfect lovely!! Another terrific pair of cards Jen!!

Karren said...

Fun cards! I love the floral arrangement on your second card!

LisaH said...

Very sweet card! I love how you cut around the florals and dots.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous, Jen! I love that happy whale. :-)

Jenny said...

Love those bold loopy waves... great backdrop :) Two fab cards
Jenny x

Joyce said...

Brilliant whale, swimming in those creative waves. Love this little scene. And, your floral card is gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing along at ColourQ this week.

Anita in France said...

Garlands or streamers, Jen, they make fantastic waves for your fabulous whale! Gorgeous cascading florals ... they pop beautifully against the black! Hugs, Anita :)

cm said...

Your whale, frolicking in the garland waves, is sheer delight, my friend! Super cute! And those blue flowers: pretty, plus! So glad you shared your whaley-wonderful card in the Cupcake Inspirations gallery!

Indy's Designs said...

Darling under the sea card! Love your CAS style! So glad you were inspired by this week's Cupcake Inspirations challenge!
Debbie, DT Sweetie