Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Cards for Sailors Part 2

I have 4 more cards to be sent off to the sailors today.  (See yesterday's post for the details.)  

I used my Giga Guidelines Impression Plate and the Guidelines 2 & Asian Fusion Stamp Sets.  The colors are Hawaiian Shores, Vintage Cream and Kraft.  I also used the lighter of the two Tea Dye Duo Inks around the edge of the Hawaiian Shores paper. 

I love Guidelines 2 and I'm not sure why I don't use it more often!  I used Kraft, Plum Pudding & Vintage Cream PTI card stock and a strip of Basic Grey patterned paper.  The ribbon is Berry Sorbet and the ink is Ocean Tides, Berry Sorbet & Dusty Concord Distress Ink.  Oh and that sentiment is from Big & Bold Wishes.

I used more Basic Grey patterned papers on this card.  The stamps are from Asian Fusion. The ink is Hawaiian Shores and Dark Chocolate and 3 different Distress Inks: Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint, and Spiced Marmalade.

And my favorite of the day...I just adore this card.  I ran a sheet of Pure Poppy through my Cuttlebug using some Beautiful Blooms Dies, then I masked and stamped Fancy Flourishes, A Little Argyle, and Polka Dot Basics II onto the card base using Fresh Snow and Dark Chocolate Ink.  I stamped and embossed the sentiment from Signature Greetings and put the pieces all together.  

I'm going to go enjoy some of this sunshine that we (finally) have today! Hope you are having a fantastic Wednesday!

~Anika

14 comments:

BonnieRose said...

these are fabulous! Love every one!

Lee Anne said...

I love them all too, but I may have to agree that the last one is my favorite. I love pure poppy and your masking technique is so creative!

leish said...

Love them all! That last one is striking! love it!

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Janelle said...

Anika, scrolling through your first page I kept seeing cards made with sets that I own and haven't used in ages. Definitely need to pull out my Guidelines and Damask Designs and Fancy Flourishes! So much great inspiration -- thanks!

Amy said...

Another great post of cards Anika!!! My favorite is that kraft and red card with the die cut flowers!!

Jill said...

What a nice thing you are doing for your friend's husband, Anika. What a generous spirit. :-) And . . . I LOVE THE RED/KRAFT CARD! Was that emphatic enough, LOL?! It looks like chipboard, but it's flat so you can mail it--genius!

Laurie said...

Another batch of fantastic cards! I really love them all but the red and kraft one is my fav! What a fun idea to stamp the backgrounds of each! :)

Dana said...

WOW! Some really fun techniques here Anika. The asian fusion vases are awesome and really jumped out at me, the subtle underlay of color on the last one is really striking too. All great.

Jennifer Carter said...

Great job on these Anika!! They are all so pretty, but my favorite is the red one!!

Rose A said...

Beautiful cards !! Glad you are being creative in your time off ! I also love that red one, such a gorgeous colour combo

Diane Jaquay said...

These are GREAT Anika, I particularly LOVE the 3rd and 4th! Those vases are fab!!!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

I love the color combo on the last card. They're all wonderful though. I'm sure they'll be appreciated!

Anonymous said...

Love the look of your cards....especially the red and craft one. BEAUTIFUL!