Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Beaches & balloons!

Another couple of card requests! The first one was for a 21st birthday, the recipient lives in Brighton, so the beach & bright colours were requested. Here's what I came up with ...

I sponged the sky on a white card base with Baja Breeze ink. The beach huts I cut & scored just using my trimmer & the 'roof' is made with the one punch I use again & again, Stampin' Up's Word Window ... neat huh? :)

Supplies used:
Cardstock & ink pads - Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, So Saffron
Punches - Pennant, Circle, Word Window
Ribbon - Old Olive Taffetta, Melon Mambo Striped Grosgrain
Sentiment from Party This Way SU stamp set

The 2nd card was for a male 50th birthday. I always find masculine cards a bit more of a challenge, but I was quite pleased with this one ...

The textured grass was made with the gorgeous Square Lattice embossing folder. The hot air balloon stamp was a free gift with Craft Stamper magazine last year & I've found it really useful for male cards! I stamped the inside of the card too ...

Supplies used:
Cardstock - Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Pacific Point
Paper - Brights Designer Series Paper, Pumpkin Pie & Pacific Point
Dies & punches - Square Lattice embossing folder, Lots of Tags sizzlit die, Word Window punch, cloud & alphabet dies (Quickutz)
Stamp - free with Craft Stamper magazine

Thanks for popping by & take care.

Tam x


  1. I love the beach huts! So colourful and eye-catching. Nice to see you Monday. Get those latte cards on here as they were gorgeous! Helen x

  2. They are both beautiful Tam but I just love the beach huts - any chance you would do a tutorial for them? Love them that much - going to have to look for that SU punch! Karen x

  3. Thank you ladies. The beach hut are dead easy Karen, no problem to show you.
    Request granted Helen, just posted the latte cards!