Hi peeps!! I hope everyone doesn't mind two cards in a row using red and aqua! Seems like I've found myself on a roll with these colors. Today's card was inspired by a sheet of beautiful floral patterned paper.... I was searching for a challenge to enter and found a good one with the first place I checked - The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog! This week's theme is "Emboss it" and that's just what I did! My card incorporates two kinds of embossing - heat embossing (the gold anchor) and dry embossing (the tiny anchor embossing folder)... Yippeeeee!
I love anything nautical, and I really looooooove nautical/sea themed things combined with florals. It's just so fab and girly. Inspired by the colors in the patterned paper, I just started putting things together, and this is what I came up with.
So, at the last minute I had to add a butterfly! LOL. Everything is better with a butterfly! You can see that I distressed all my paper edges using the distress tool and some Antique Linen ink. Some of my layers are popped on foam tape too. My sentiment is stamped with Stayz-on ink on vellum. I hand cut the piece out with my scissors - I wanted it rough and frayed looking....
The anchor embossing folder is from Lifestyle crafts - so nice and crisp.
My anchor started off brown!! I smashed lots and lots of versamark ink onto the piece and then heat embossed it twice with gold embossing powder. Gold is really on trend right now.
Here is a side shot - I wanted to show the vellum piece.
So there you have it! More aqua and red! A fun challenge, and a fun day for me in the craft room. Happy Sunday to everyone! Thanks for stopping by to say hello. Best wishes for a great week ahead. XO