Thursday, 15 July 2021

* AALL & Create: Breezy Birthday


I have a Breezy birthday card to show today using stamps, stencils and washi tape from the fabulous AALL & Create.

I started by making a gelli print background using PaperArtsy chalk acrylic paints and the #87 Totally Dotty stencil.
I stamped the lighthouse from Bipasha's #442 Sea Essentials stamp set directly onto the background and added some grit texture paste to the bottom section through the beautiful #86 Twirling Tendrils stencil. I thought the tendrils looks like crashing sea waves.

The lighthouse was stamped onto card and fussy cut to lay over the one stamped onto the background - this way the little details surrounding the lighthouse are still in place.
I stamped the flowers from the lighthouse a third time, so that I could colour, fussy cut and shape them to add dimension to the card.
I coloured one of Janet Klein's #463 The Gentlemen. This one reminds me of Captain Birdseye with his heavy, cable, roll neck sweater. I thought he was perfect for the seascape.

I stamped letters from Tracy's #456 Snippet Alphabet to spell out 'Breezy' and the Birthday Wishes come from Tracy's #451 In The Bucket set.
I added some background stamping using # 469 Scripted Semicircles and some border stamping in black using #487 Reverse Semicircles. 
To finish, I added some torn strips of #21 Beachrock washi tape.

AALL & Create products used:
#442 Sea Essentials 
#451 In The Bucket
#456 Snippet Alphabet
#469 Scripted Semicircles
#487 Reverse Semicircles
#463 The Gentlemen
#86 Twirling Tendrils stencil
#87 Totally Dotty stencil
Washi Tape: 
#21 Beach Rock

To see the stamps, stencils, dies and washi tapes used, please visit
A list of stockists can be found here.

You'll find lots of inspiration on the 

This is me and Casey - a personalised digital stamp from Janet Klein. 
Order yours here.

That's all for now.
Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

*We Love 2 Create #7 AG MM 21/07
*Scrapping 4 Fun #196 Birthday 22/07 FEATURED 
Creative Artiste #73 AG MM 25/07
Crafty Calendar July AG 28/07
River of Creativity #3 No Hearts./Mushy Stuff 31/07
Crafters Castle July AG 31.07
Simply Create Too #172 Sentiment as Focus 31/07
Get Creative #102 Show Water 31/07
A Place to Start #7 Fave Hol/celebration 31/07 RISING STAR


  1. Hi Carole this is a fantastic card. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Love this Carole such a great card thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge hugs Sue x

  3. Love this very fun birthday card! I really like the mix of black and white images with the color background and the guy that looks like he’s been at sea for awhile, now having some time off on land. Great background and I agree that the Twirling Tendrils make wonderful crashing waves.

  4. Wow, that background is amazing again, Carole! This is such a cool card, I love it.
    Hugs Monica

  5. So much interest and lovely textures Carol plus fabulous inky background, lovely to see you at River of Creativity again, thank yo so much.

    B x

  6. This looks wonderful, sort of mixed media feel, thanks for joining us at the River of Creativity challenge, x

  7. What a fun card. I love it. I have that man stamp (well the set) and it is a lot of fun to use. You used him well. Thanks for sharing at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Hugs-Erika

  8. Very nice collage. Very interesting collection of images. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at A Place to Start this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  9. Words fail me this is INCREDIBLE!! So much interest in your awesome card!
    Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Jane (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

  10. This is a smashing project!
    We do love to see all the entries at Classic.
    Stay safe and well.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Jackie DT

  11. What an amazing card Carole, the vision of waves using the stencil is such a clever idea works incredibly well so effective and I totally agree he does look like Captain Birdseye albeit a little younger, maybe his Son hee hee. Fabulous card creation, thank you for sharing @ Creative Artiste, best wishes with the challenge Tracey (DT)

  12. This is just so gorgeous, nice work here.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Annette DT

  13. Love your background! and the stamped elements. A wonderful creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Get Creative Challenges.
    Hugs, Sandy DT

  14. Congratulations! You were selected as a Rising Star at A Place To Start for the week of July 19-26, 2021! Thanks for a wonderful submission to our challenge. Please stop by our blog and grab your badge!



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