Thursday, June 6, 2019

Anchors Away!

There is a wonderful new release over at Simon Says Stamp, today...Rest and Refresh!  This is definitely a refreshing group of stamps, dies, stencils and supplies, the perfect group of stamps and dies to get your summer started!!   And going into the summer, rest and refresh are what I hope you'll be making time to do for you!!  I've made two cards using the two new anchor dies, Anchor and Anchor Tag, to begin the new fun...
 I thought these anchor dies were so cool!!  The size of these anchors was something that I really loved...they make a statement on a card!  The first one, I layered the anchor a number of times(I think four) and used some heavy twine that looked like it might belong to an anchor, and then went about making a backdrop for it.  I sponged three colors of distress oxide inks on watercolor paper.  I let it dry, then stamped the cool new Waves background stamp onto the colored paper.  I white embossed, and stamped the two sentiments in between the waves, embossing with silver.  I added some clear Tonic drops for a "watery" feel.  Here's a close up...
   

The second one, I used the Anchor Tag die and made a thank you card...
I wanted to have stripes on my tag, so I googled nautical stripes.  I found some stripes that I loved with navy, aqua, red and gray, so I used those four colors, cutting strips of the colors in different widths,  along with small white stripe in between each color.  I adhered them to a thin piece of card stock, and then die cut the anchor tag from the striped paper.  I added an embossed anchor behind a layered tag, and added the same twine as the first.  I used another one of the cool new background stamps, Round and Round, stamped in light gray, and added a die cut "thanks" in navy, using foam under each letter to give them depth.  Here's a close up...
Anchors away...such fun!!  Hope you will check out the new release at Simon, see you tomorrow for a blog hop full of wonderful inspiration!!  
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa


8 comments:

  1. Wonderful. That anchor is one I need to have!

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  2. Wow I love the water drops. Can you explain the product or technique a little more? Thank you!

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  3. Great cards. I need that anchor too!

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  4. Love both of these Lisa, well done.

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  5. I look forward to your posts. Your designs are always so lovely. I love the way you make clean and simple designs with such color and flair. I wish you had some "how to" videos, but just seeing your creations is a treat.

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  6. Super cards - I too love the anchors and NEED to get them. Your cards bring back fond memories of when I used to sail a lot. Thanks!!

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  7. OMGosh, I never would have guessed those stripes were paper strips! I thought it was patterned paper at first or stamped stripes, or maybe Simon's new nautical stencil. That is amazing! Love the first card too :-)

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  8. Fabulous both, but I'm very impressed by the first one, wow!!! It's just amazing!!! Those embossed waves are just perfect with that lovely big anchor!!

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa