Can you imagine a crafting world without Coastal Cabana? Oh my, but it's true! Coastal Cabana and this whole trio of colors will retire with the introduction of the new SU catalog on June 3rd. Whaaaaa! Joanne was so clever to give us a challenge using all three of these beauties! I combined them with the fab sketch from the uber-talented Jen Mitchell over at Freshly Made Sketches:
There are a few people, hi Mom!, who will be shocked at me embracing a TILTED sketch but there you have it...I really liked this one!
Because this was a card for Freshly Made Sketches, I wanted to keep it clean and uncluttered. Because this is Jen M's sketch, I wanted to try big pops of color that she does so well....and because this is Joanne's challenge, I wanted to do something bold with the colors--also something she does well. So what do you think? This is my Jen-Joanne channeling card, LOL. I know they will get a kick out of that! Anyway, not much to 'splain here except that yes, I did use my sewing machine to stitch around the center panel and I was really happy when I was able to change mid-stitch to a zig-zag pattern! I thought that was a fun detail that emphasized the tilted panel.
Here's a close-up so you can see the fussy-cut layer of the flower. To give the word die a little more strength and stability, I layered two pieces of Basic Black cardstock together before running it through the Big Shot. Worked like a charm and gave me a nice thick sentiment.I wanted to use the challenge colors again on the inside but didn't want to take my predictable route of using the same stamp on the inside. Since this card is headed to my mother and father-in-law in Wisconsin, I put together the appropriate sentiments from Crazy About You with a little birdie to remind them of us in Florida!
Do pop over to The Paper Players and check out the awesome creations from the rest of the design team. We hope you will join us before this challenge ends on Friday, April 17th at Noon (PST). Thanks for stopping by today!
The Paper Players Design Team
Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.