July 19, 2016

STAMPlorations Inspiration #86

Greetings my fellow cardmakers!  It's Tuesday and time for some inspiration!   Over at STAMPlorations we've got oodles of fabulous cards to share with you.  You may ask why do I seem so chipper this morning?  Well, for one, the temperature has cooled down outside.  It's going to go back up in a few days but it's nice to have a break from the humidity.  I've also got a lovely little cake in the oven for the strawberry shortcake we'll be having tonight. Fresh strawberries from our neighbours farm.  Mmmmmm, yum!  Okay, on to the inspiration!  Here's my card for today....

My nautical card is almost a one layer.  I started making this with a different idea in mind but it wasn't going the way I wanted so I set it aside and came back to it to try and salvage it.  First I stamped my distressed paint swipe stripes (Mixed Media Elements set) in Abandoned Coral Distress ink then masked off a vertical strip and sponged on black ink. I added a thin line of gold with a Pentel gold marker once I removed the mask.  I stamped the anchor (Anchored set) on a separate piece of cardstock and coloured it in with my Spectrum Noir Markers. Then I fussy cut it out and attached it to my card.  I stamped the sentiment (Anchored set) in black.  I was rather happy with how this turned out and I'm glad I was able to save it. :-)

Anyway, if you want to check out the other awesome projects by the DT pop over to the main blog. Leave a comment there for a chance to win a prize too!

Have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to link up to the following challenges:

Addicted to CAS - code word is Stripes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Nautical/By The Sea


  1. Love how you've used the mixed media stamp for the background and fantastic fussy cutting on the anchor. Gorgeous card x

  2. I love the design and layout, beautiful card!

  3. Oh I'd love a dip in the sea right now...your heat is here, over 100 today.....unheard of in the UK. Your card is lovely and I am glad you managed to 'save' it!

  4. Great save! And good use of stripes. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

  5. Gorgeous and ur coloring of the anchor... Amazing. Thank you for sharing with ATCAS

  6. What a gorgeous card and I love how you've created those stripes...they are the perfect background for the anchor! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :) x


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