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SIP Challenge 44 – Inspiration!

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Yes, we had one absolutely lovely day here yesterday! It was in the high 70’s and indeed I was out in the car with the top down and the music turned up nice and loud! In the morning I FaceTimed with Andrea and got a few things accomplished. I left the house around 12:00 and I had a quick lunch with Bill. From there I headed over to Scrap-A-Latte to finish the cards for this week’s class. It was nice because Renee’s son Nick was there so I got to catch up with him! When I got back home I had some dinner with my parents and then spoke with Anna from The Ink Pad. Her dad passed away and my heart goes out to her and her family. She has to go to Taiwan for the services so I’m going to help out at the store for the next week. It’s going to be a very very busy week! Let’s see if I can get everything done! πŸ™‚

Tuesday and we have another fun challenge for you over on the Stamp, Ink, Paper blog…

SIP 44 Lighthouse Inspiration 800

That is actually the Fire Island Light House not too far from me here on Long Island! I went with a nautical feel for my card! The base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. The front is covered in a piece of Real Red. On top of that is a piece of paper from the Authentique Seaside 6×6 Paper Pad. I used the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles to cut it out. For my shaker I also used the Stitched Rectangles to cut out two pieces of Solar White 80lb and a piece of Acetate. The top panel has a circle cut out with the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circles Dies. I stamped the greeting in Hero Arts Pool to Navy Ombre Ink from the Simon Says Stamp Naughty Nautical Photopolymer Stamp Set. My back panel has some Tide Pool Ink applied with my Mini Ink Blending Tool and a piece of Night of Navy cut with the Simon Says Stamp Border Waves Die and the Stitched Circles. I stamped the sailboat from the Simon Says Stamp Sail Away Photopolymer Stamp Set using the Ombre Ink again and cut it out with the Coordinating Die. Some Foam Tape is applied to the back of the front panel in a double layer and I added Seed Beads and Sequins before adhered the backing. The shaker is then adhered to the card with E-Z Runner. I probably could have put a little less shaker bits inside but the seed beads make a fun noise and keep the sequins from getting stuck! I also think that greeting is really neat! I hope that you like my Design Team card for this week’s Stamp, Ink, Paper Inspiration Challenge! Don’t forget to visit the BLOG and see what the rest of the Team has come up with to inspire you! We can’t wait to see what you make so be sure to share it with us in the gallery! Thank you very much for coming by today! Have a lovely Tuesday! πŸ™‚

SIP Challenge 44-JK-WM

Products used:

Stamp Sets: Naughty Nautical and Sail Away Photopolymer (Simon Says Stamp)

Ink: Pool to Navy Ombre and Tide Pool (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb (Neenah), Real Red and Night of Navy (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty: Acetate (Amazon)

Patterned Paper: Seaside 6×6 Paper Pad (Authentique)

Dies: Stitched Rectangles and Squares, Border Waves and Sail Away (Simon Says Stamp)

Embellishments: Seed Beads and Sequins (Recollections)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner (Home & Hobby), Scor-Tape and 3M Foam Tape

Tools: Big Shot

8 thoughts on “SIP Challenge 44 – Inspiration!

  1. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous card Justin. I love the way you got the “ocean” at the perfect height under the boat but with just the right balance of “water” sequins. I love when you do shaker cards and this one has to go to the top of my favorites list. Just beautiful!

    So sorry to hear about Anna’s Dad. She is such a lovely young lady. I’m glad you are available to help out but how are you going to help in the store in the East Village and still do classes on the island at Stamp A Latte? I mean, I know you can do a lot in a single day but I don’t know how you are going to pull that one off. I wish Anna a safe trip and please extend my sympathy to her. You have yourself a Terrific Tuesday. I’m off an running for the day. Luv and hugs, XXOO πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Grace! Shakers are still my favorite card to make! I like the beachy feel, need summer ASAP!
      I’m glad that I can help out at the store while she is gone. She really is a lovely person. It hasn’t been an easy week but all will get done! I will send her your sympathy. Hope that you enjoyed your day! Hugs! XOXO πŸ™‚

  2. OMG I love that pictre, I so wish I was there. My BIL just flew into Boston, I’m so jealous. OMG I love this card!!!! It really is a great use of the kit plus a shaker!

    1. It’s a great pic and a fun place to visit! I had a lot of people in Boston over the weekend! Andrew was there for the A Capella contest and Barbara was there for the Collins Show. I should have driven up! Thanks! Glad that you like the card! πŸ™‚

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