Friday 25 August 2023

Waves of Inspiration for AYSI 306


It's theme week at As You See It and our theme this week is 'At the Beach'. Now that the days are lengthening again, it's not impossible to imagine some long, hot days at the beach so this challenge is timely. All you have to do to join in is to create something new with a beach theme.

I wanted to create something quite clean and simple this time around, so I turned to a tag format.  The tag all by itself seemed a little too bland, so more elaborate measures were undertaken in the form of a die cut wave.

First, I stamped the wave on Basic White using Boho Blue, Tahitian Tide and Starry Sky. After cutting out the tags, using the Tailor Made Tag dies, I sponged in some Daffodil Delight to give the impression of sunshine.

I cut out two waves, one in Basic White and the other with some retired Silver Foil. I added the silver foil over the wave tag, added the white one to the base and did my best to line them up!

I split off one strand of Boho Blue jute to tie onto the tag. I liked the natural fibre because it fitted in better with the beach theme.

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  1. WOW, Jan, this is STUNNING! I so don't use this set enough, and you have given great inspiration with it! Such a genius design - you have really tamed this huge image!

  2. Love this Jan! I now officially have the Beach Boys in my head - "catch a wave". The silver wave and how it continues off the tag is such a great idea! A stunner in Jan style!

  3. I just love the die cut wave across the front of the tag, Jan - just inspired! It takes the card to a whole other level!

  4. Jan, this is such a clever and creative card. I love the natural beachy vibe of the tag but the way the wave extends across the card base is pure genius! Vicky x

  5. So much to love about this clever design Jan! I love the tag detail and the way the wave detail carries beyond the tag onto the base of the card. That pop of yellow sky is so uplifting too - I love it!