FIRST BLOG POST ON NEW BLOG!!!!!!
Last night I decided to work on a masculine birthday card with a nautical theme that pairs perfectly with the new papers from FANCY PANTS! The paper stack is called, "Trendsetter" and I just loved the colors so much that I had to get them in the 12x12 paper stack and the 6x6! The papers are darling and I know that I am going to LOVE scrappin' our summer trips to the beach on these papers!! Call me crazy, but every summer we have a vacation "theme" set of colors that we bring and wear for family photo ops!!! LOL This year the colors are: Navy, coral, poppy, mint, cream, tan, etc... JUST LIKE the Fancy Pants paper stack! I am in HEAVEN!!!
Here is my first card that I made with Trendsetter paper and a manly anchor stamp from the Unity Stamp Co. I stamped Night of Navy ink from Stampin' Up onto kraft cardstock from recollections. I cut it out using one of my trusty Spellbinders (one of my faves, actually! Labels #8)
Then I distressed the edges using a Prima chalk edger in the color: Farmer Jeans. Next, I matted it onto a larger cut out from labels 8 which was the star paper from Fancy Pants. Again, I edged with Prima chalk for a more worn look. After those 2 layers were popped up on dimensionals, I added another layer to the back of it with the diagonal navy stripe paper. For this, I just eye balled it & rounded the corners with a corner punch. (Ek success) Next, I grabbed my Fishtail Flags Layers Stax from My Favorite Things to cut out a great looking deep poppy colored flag for the backdrop to anchor my anchor!! ;) LOLOLOLOL Sorry, I love PUNS! ;)
After all of the layering was done, I needed to get to work on the base. Sometimes I make the card base first & sometimes I don't. This was one of those nights that I was just crafting away without a care in the world and started with my stamps!
For the base I used white cardstock from recollections, layered with kraft cardstock and then the pretty poppy color from trendsetter. The 5x7 layers were cut using Spellbinders Matting Basics 5x7 A & B sets. Then after those layers were in place, I added a 4x6 mat from trendsetter to tie in the nautical theme! I just LOVE the mariner's compass @ the bottom!!! TOO FUN!! A little trim @ the bottom with the poppy/cream chevron & I was good to go!
Close up of Mariner's Compass & layering
NEXT up... the inside of the card
Again I used kraft cardstock from recollections and the Spellbinders 5x7 matting basics to start the layering. I added a 4x6 mat from trendsetter and 2 sentiments.
Both sentiments are from Unity Stamp Co.
"anchored" comes with the anchor on the front & the casual happy bday stamp is called, "encircled happy birthday"
I stamped the "you are my anchor" with night of navy (SU!) and on the happy bday I used "Poppy" from a-muse studio. I love that color!!! I punched out the circle w/ a 1 3/4 circle punch from ek success and I used Spellbinders "fancy tags" for the anchor sentiment.
And there you have it! My first card from my new Trendsetter paper stack on my brand new blog!
I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Here are the links for the challenges:
Here are a few pics to show that I am not joking about my LOVE for these colors:
Our family aprons are from Anthropologie and they are navy, mint, & coral!
& here is a quick peek at some of the beach clothes the girls will be taking this summer!
YEP, I am HEAD over HEELS for the TRENDSETTER paper stack and CANNOT wait to SCRAP those PICS!!! HAPPY MONDAY everyone!!!
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This is my first blog & I'm very excited!!!
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