OK - I didn't know WHAT I was going to do when I started making this card. That is probably why it takes me such a long time to create one card most of the time, because I don't do sketches before hand or anything, I just wing it! I knew I wanted to use my Avery Elle set All Squared Up, but from there, I had no other direction.
Here is the inspiration photo....
And here is what I came up with.....
I stamped onto a piece of white card stock the circle image from this set in five different Hero Arts Shadow Inks - Mint Julep, Tide Pool, Pool, Cornflower, and Navy. I overlapped all of the circles, and then I took some Navy washi tape, and a bubble aqua patterned washi and adhered it down the middle of the circles. Then, I took the Navy stamped circle and cut out the middle with a craft knife, and then punched it out with 1 3/4 in. circle punch and popped it up on foam adhesive turning it the opposite direction and placed it in the middle of the circle row. I, then stamped the "Thinking of you" sentiment in Navy, and to represent the boat being tied up, I stamped a "friend" sentiment that goes with my jewelry tag punch from SU! and added that to my middle circle for a fun element. I adhered that panel to a Navy panel that I embossed with an embossing folder called "Fancy Fan" and adhered that to my white card base.
I like how this turned out. I think all the time it took for me to do this from start to finish was worth it for this fun design.
I hope your weekend is a relaxing one, and you are able to do something that makes you smile.
See you soon :)