Hampton Art | Enjoy the Journey

Sunday, June 29, 2014

I seriously think I was trying to conjure up beachside holidays with this card because I have just finished putting another log on the fire and an extra blanket on each of the kids as it is just so cold tonight. I'm not a winter person in any stretch of the imagination so I can only dream of summer holidays and sandy beaches.

Recently the Hampton Art design team were fortunate to be given the opportunity of creating with products from both Hampton Art and Canvas Corp and this little card is my collaboration.

DESIGNED FOR | Hampton Art
PROJECT | Enjoy the Journey Card

STEP X STEP | To begin with I cut and folded my card using an ivory cardstock and rounded the bottom corners. Folded measurement 5.25" x 7".

Next step was to prepare my layers.
- Next step I prepared my layers
- Firstly I cut my top piece (blue & ivory chevron) of cardstock to 3" x 5.75"
- Second layer  ( Coral & Ivory Ribbon Stripe) 3.25" x 5.75"
- Third layer (Blue & Ivory Chevron) 3.5" x 5.75"
 When using layers on my projects I tend to start from the front and work my way backwards which probably isn't the most stream-lined approach but it's what I've found works for me. I adhered all layers using foam pop dots to create dimension.

I stamped the sentiment directly onto the bottom of the card using the Colorbox black chalk ink pad. However I wanted a slightly faded, shabby look so stamped a scrap piece of cardstock first to remove the first impression of ink.

Embellishing is always the most fun so I played around with a combination of the Canvas mini triangle, thread, seashorse & starfish fussy cut pieces from the Beach Sampler cardstock and a scattering of sequins and epoxy dots.

Hampton Art/Canvas Corp Stamps IC0302
Colorbox Fluid Chalk Inkpad - Blackbird
Canvas Corp Beach Sampler on Ivory Patterned Paper CCP2712
Canvas Corp Coral & Ivory Ribbon Stripe Patterned Paper CCP2684
Canvas Corp Blue & Ivory Chevron Patterned Paper CCP2733
Canvas Corp Canvas Minis CVS1156
Doodlebug Sprinkles and Sequins
Ivory Cardstock
Ivory Thread

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  1. lovin all the texture on this card Melinda!

  2. Fabulous card, makes me dream of the beach.. love the seahorse.. and I don't like winter either!!

  3. GORGEOUS...my favest bit is the material....lovely texture...& winter...GO AWAY, I say!!!

  4. This is fabulous Melinda - love it!