Sunday, February 28, 2016

Let Hope Anchor Your Soul

AAA Cards new game #59 is up. This time, the challenge is EMBOSSING. The winner will receive a $20.00 gift certificate from our wonderful sponsor:

I find that I often look at things with an eye for how I can transform what I see onto a card. Last summer I saw this beach bag behind someone's chair and snapped a pic. (My kids are horrified when I do this, but they are used to it).

It's been on my mind, and I decided to use it for my inspiration for this challenge.  I tried something new (to me) and used a stencil to emboss the red stripes. I masked a square on top of the stencil, on top of the Kraft card base and embossed with red EP.

The stitched square border is popped up to frame the embossed square. I embossed the ocean symbol in aqua EP and placed it on the banner die with the sentiment which is also popped up.  I needed something else in aqua color for balance, so I added the twine to the anchor.

I am linking to the following challenges:

As You See It #125. Highlight a sentiment that speaks to you. This one is so appropriate for so many situations. A message of hope and encouragement. I use it often.

Materials used:
Paper: PTI Kraft, SU Not Quite Navy, SU Brushed Silver, Neenah Solar White.
Stamps: SSS Sail Away
Accessories: SSS Sail Away Dies, SSS Diagonal Stripe Stencil, WOW Cable Car Red EP, Zing Aqua EP, PTI Square Shaker Shapes, Paper Smooches Anchor Die, Twinery twine, 3M Foam Tape.
Ink: VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black.

Please head on over to the AAA Cards Challenge Blog and check out what my teammates have created to inspire you. Leave them a little love, then join us for our Embossing challenge.
Thank you for stopping by today. As always, your comments are truly appreciated.


Sazzle Dazzle said...

Hey! What a great one for the guys Stephanie and awesome attention to detail. x

Patti said...

Hi Stephanie : )

Thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet compliments and invitation! to join your challenge. I will head over there and do it now : )

You are so kind and talented too! I love your card. I had to giggle because I do the same thing. It might be a table cloth in a store or someone's front porch giggles but I love finding inspiration in things like your beach bag!

have a great day!


Coralynn Murray said...

Such a great card! My kids get the same way when I do that too! It's kind of fun. xox

Heather said...

a supwe card Stepahnie a lovely design with super colours and details,your phoimage are fantastic and super sentiment!!

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with">Simon Says aawednesday Challenge.

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at AYSI, good luck!!! Amy DT

Heather Cooper said...

That sentiment - so vital to life, and I love the bold anchor that symbolizes it! Thanks for sharing it all with us at As You See It Challenges this week.

Jenny Colacicco said...

How clever!! This card is great, and really reflects the inspiration pic (btw I do this too. Even clothes on people ... :| ) The sentiment is so so nice and really inspirational.

Jane said...

Wonderful embossing idea, looks really effective. Love the nautical theme and colours too.

Jill V said...

Fabulous card and I love the story that inspired it! I am always looking around for inspiration too but I haven't been brave enough to snap a picture (yet!).

cm said...

Clever you to see inspiration anywhere and everywhere, and to snap a photo for a 'down the road' translation! Your card is a marvelous rendition of the nautical-themed bag...ingenious!

Jane Knudsen said...

What a lovely card! I love the colors and the CAS of it! CAS definitely speaks to me! But mostly, I just adore your inspiration. I must do more of that! Thanks for playing along with us at As You See It!