The colours naturally made me think of the Seaside Shore suite of papers and stamps but I didn't want to go overly nautical. Something I've always struggled with is masculine cards and I'm also pretty slack about getting to terms with some of the packaging goodies I own. So, I set myself the task of a card and co-ordinating gift bag, suitable for a male and inspired by the colour challenge.
Here's how that ended up.
I'm really happy with the gift bag. It's the large size, made with the gift bag punch board. The bits I'm most pleased with are the 3D effect on the 'For You' created with the Soft Sky shadow layered in behind and the inlaid stars.
The card picks up on the themes of the bag and also uses a new set for me, Better Together.
Update: Utterly delighted to win at Just Add Ink!
Card: Dapper Denim, DSP from By the Shore, Very Vanilla, scraps of Soft Sky and Calypso Coral
Stamps: Better Together
Inks: Dapper Denim
Other: Lots of Labels framelits, Mini-treat Bag thinlit set, Circle framelit, Subtles enamel shapes, dimensionals, Burlap ribbon, Gold binder clip