Saturday, June 30, 2018

Inspired by fellow crafters ...

Happy Weekend All!
While going through the blogs this morning (and working on cards for a local shop called Marge's Place At Portage Lakes (https://portagelakescommunity.com/portage-lakes-tea-shop/)  which is located on Portage Lakes just outside of Akron, OH and wanting an 'anchor theme'), I was inspired by today's post over on the Tutti Designs Blog by Laurie Schmidt (Stampin Up North).

Here is Laurie's card ...


And, here is my version ...


INSIDE

Using the same dies from the Tutti Designs Store, I love how it came together.


I left the inside blank so the person purchasing this card can use it for a variety of occasions!  But of course, just had to add another anchor on the inside to carry the theme through.

Since my card is the next size up from the one Laurie created, I had extra bordering space so simply did some faux stitching using a white Gelly Roll pen.  I think it ties in nicely with the stitching around my focus rectangle.  My stars are from an EK Success Die set called Nautical, purchased at the Dies R Us store.  And, a strand of red/white baker's twine was the only other accent needed to complete the look.

EK Success - Cutter Bee Die Set - Nautical


I hope you are off to a great start to your weekend!
It's going to be a very HOT one in many parts of the country so PLEASE BE CAREFUL!!
Stay hydrated and safe!

Challenges to share in:
Alphabet Challenge - G for the Great Outdoors
Art Impressions Challenge - Patriotic Colors
DL.ART Thanksful Thursday Challenge #231 - Red, White & Blue
 Shopping our Stash Challenge #360 - Red, White & Blue
A Gem of a Challenge #222 - Red, White & Blue
Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge #107 - Use Baker's Twine

Happy Day Everyone!
Thanks for stopping by and as always ...

16 comments:

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card design is beautiful. Great CASE of Laurie’s.

laurie said...

I love the stitching on your card...it adds so much! The bakers twine is a great idea too. I need to finish off the inside of mine. I think I'll add an anchor too!

Laura's Craft Closet said...

I love all things nautical, and this card is no exception. Nice card!

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!!! Amazing card, so dimensional and striking!! LOVE it!! Great CASeing!

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card design and how youve kept to our 3 colour theme. Thanks for joining us at PG, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

Wynn Walton said...

Love the CAS style of your card and the matching insert....inspirational. Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. Wynn DT

Donna Phelan said...

LOVE! Great colors on both of these creations! The anchor and netting are perfect for any nautical theme....that sentiment ties it all together! Fantastic!

Leslie Miller said...

Gosh, I loved Laurie's card and now I love yours, too! The smallest differences -- anchor color, size, your baker's twine -- it would be fun to make more! You both have perfect sentiments, which is everything, and you can never have too many. Bet they love your cards at the shop!

Chana Harris said...

You did a fabulous job of CASEing Laurie's card! Nice use of our challenge colors. Great depth and wonderful texture. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Shopping Our Stash!
Hugz,
Chana

Barbara said...

Dar, I love your card - great design. One day I'd like to try to do something like this :) Hugs!

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

Great CASE! Your card is very pretty! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash! Cyndi, DT

Desire Fourie said...

Stunning masculine designs Darlene. Loving the netting behind the anchors.
Hugs
Desíre
{ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Conniecrafter said...

very cool, love the deep colors you used in your version and cute sentiment to go with it. Like how you added an anchor inside too

aussie aNNie said...

Cute card to follow our theme this time of RED, WHITE AND BLUE. Thanks for entering our challenge. ♥ PINK GEMS
[aussie aNNie designer for Pink Gems Challenges]

Basslady said...

this is gorgeous!

thank you so much for playing along with us at alphabet challenge!

hugs and kisses from germany,
Silvi xoxo

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. Hope to see you again next time.