Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Sailing Home Anchor Under The Waves - a masculine card

#thecraftythinker #stampinup #cardmaking #masculinecard #sailinghome , Masculine Card, Sailing Home, Seasonal Layers, Stormy Seas and Anchor, Stampin' Up Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
A masculine card featuring stormy waves and anchor
created with the Seasonal Layers dies and Sailing Home Bundle
I made this card for my wonderful husband who has been my rock throughout our marriage but especially during my recent illness.

He has helped me navigate through the very turbulent waters of cancer diagnosis and treatment and has been my anchor when I felt I was being swept away and about to drown in my sea of fears, anxiety and emotions.

The design inspiration for the anchor and waves came from a beautiful, sponged and inked card by the very talented Michelle Zindorf.  I've used cardstock and ribbon instead of inks.

I cut the waves from White and Blueberry Bushel cardstock and Vellum with one of the Seasonal Layers dies.  I stamped and cut out the anchor using the Sailing Home Bundle.

TIPS: 

  • I used my Stamparatus to stamp the anchor so that I could keep inking until I was happy with the depth of colour.  
  • It doesn't show in the photograph but I also added a few highlights using the Silvery Shimmer Ink.  Since I haven't yet purchased a refill - I tapped some ink onto a spare acrylic block and added a small spritz of Stampin' Mist cleaner which I used to dilute the ink to a suitable consistency for application with a small paintbrush.

I twisted the Copper Trim so that it was more like rusty anchor chain than ribbon.

I cut out the word "Thanks" with one of the Ornate Frames and added a couple of the Holiday Rhinestones.  The other greeting is from the Beautiful Promenade stamp set and is stamped directly onto the card front.

Thank you for visiting.
'Til next time!
Stephanie

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