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Thursday, July 05, 2012

Happy Birthday, Tracy!


This is the birthday card I made for my sister's birthday today. It features a photo I took of Alnmouth Beach. We spent a beautiful couple of hours together here in April 2011.
My sister is a huge fan of minimal so I knew this design would really suit her.
I was inspired by this fabulous scrap layout on Pinterest. It ws the use of the compass on this page that lead me to the idea of the beach theme.

I loved the card so much I decided to make my third layout for my 8"x8" album to match.


Materials used;
Patterned Paper - Spots - Scenic Route Garden Grove - Joy Street
Patterned Paper - Script - Not sure, think 7Gypsies (from my scrap box)
Stamp - Dream/Discover/Destiny - Stampers Anonymous
Ink - Salty Ocean & Weathered Wood Distress Ink
Photo - taken by myself & the image on the card has had text typed onto it prior to printing
Compass - Travel Stamp Set
Silver Eyelets & String
Holes punched & backed with blue paper
Title - Tim Holtz Typeset Alphabet.

12 comments:

Anneke said...

Minimal through your eyes is just fabulous! Very beautiful card and lay out!

Buttons said...

This is just a perfect way to show off such beautifully composed photos. Love the compass stamp and your choice of colours. Hugs, Buttons x

lisa said...

At first I thought your card was a LO, Paula. it's gorgeous. I love the use of the blue compass with all the white. Really fresh and modern looking. The LO that was inspired by it is just as great. I love the minimal look.
hugs Lisax

Carol Q said...

stunning Paula - just gorgeous!

herminesplace said...

Absolutely gorgoeus, love the layout and colours of this card

Astrid Maclean said...

This looks fantastic, net she will love it! Sending this from my phone on the way to France
:)

Karin said...

That's gorgeous Paula.

Em said...

This is a wonderful page, Paula! I hope your sister likes it!

Dortesjs said...

really beautiful and fine

Godelieve said...

A unique, very special card. So beautiful and serene.

die amelie said...

The minimalistic touch of the LO really works great, Paula Jane!

I love the clarity, it produces and it is a perfect framing for the stunning pictures!


Hugs,

die amelie

Julia S-W said...

Your card is gorgeous. I've visited that beach many moons ago on a very wet and windy day but it was still beautiful.The compass looks great.
Juliax