Wednesday 16 December 2015

Special Stamp Release

Hi, welcome to a special post to launch a new set of stamps from STAMPlorations by the very talented Dee of Dee's Art Utopia.

I've loved the stamp sets by Dee and this is no different. Here are a couple of cards that I made with this latest set called ANCHORED.

and here is what else you can find in the set.

I used the large anchor for both cards, words on the first and the wave stamp for the second.
For the first card I first inked over the bottom half of a white card panel using two colours of DI, Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean through a Nestled Circles Stencil. Then I stamped the anchor on white card, coloured in Copics, then fussy cutting it out, cutting away the rope section leaving just the anchor. I stuck the anchor onto another piece of card then cut it out again to give it extra strength as I wanted to attach a piece of string to the top. I glued the trimmed panel to a blue base then added a textured white frame on pads sandwiching the end of the string. Before sticking down I added banners with the sentiments to the underside of the frame.

For my second card I stamped and embossed in clear EP the waves and anchor, then washed in some of the same two DIs as before, careful to avoid getting any on the anchor itself. When dry I added a die cut U and R then wrote MY freehand as I didn't have any stamps!. The panel was trimmed using a pierced rectangle die and mounted on a scrap of navy blue, then onto a white base card.
Comment on this and the other girl's posts (links here) for a chance to win the set before 11:55 PST on 18th December.

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  1. Such gorgeous cards - love the background patterns on these cards:)

  2. Wow, Julie! You outdid yourself on both of these beauties! Awesome use of the stencil and beautiful water coloring!

  3. Julie you are amazing! Those card design make my heart flutter. Love that you added your own rope on ur first card and the waves with water coloring look stunning :)

  4. WOW they are fabulous cards! Love the ocean background and that second one the coloring is fantastic! I pinned your cards!

  5. Fabulous works of art with this stamp set.

  6. WOW love the way you made the water and added the gorgeous anchor
    Dr Sonia

  7. Lovely cards, that
    anchor stamp is wonderful.
    Love the water coloring.
    Carla from Utah

  8. Very nice! Love your backgrounds. The stencil card is so nice and the anchor card is fun!

  9. Beautiful cards - this is a very versatile set

  10. These are wonderful cards Julie and should really be framed!! xx

  11. both cards are just lovely! so different, too using the same stamp, you are so creative!


  12. Both of your cards are fabulous Julie! :)
    Suchi xx

  13. Wonderful cards and perfect for guys !

  14. wonderful cards, love the sea colors you have used !!

  15. Fantastic cards Julie! I really like how you used the nestled circles stencil. Awesome! :-)

  16. Your stencilling is os pretty.

  17. Fabulous cards! Wonderful depiction of water in both. The first one has a great sentiment on it - perfect for someone going through a hard time. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.

  18. What a gorgeous pair of cards and I love the heartfelt greetings. I find it hard to make masculine cards but both of these would be perfect!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
    Carol x

  19. Fabulous cards ..... Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. Linda xx


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