Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Hope Anchors the Soul

Aloha all,

I wanted to create a simple yet elegant card to help lift up your spirits and a while back I saw the most beautiful Hope Anchors the Soul on one of the Silhouette groups I follow on Facebook. The saying has just stuck with me and I knew today would be the day I had to create my version of this saying.

To create the anchor I used Kadoodle Bug Designs, the anchor from Salty Dogs and offset it so I could have the off white border which I embossed using Tim Holtz Texture Fades.
I wish I could tell you what the font is for Hope Anchors the Soul but I can honestly say I don't remember. I have just too many fonts!
The background was created using Spellbinders Cascading Dots card creator die. Love this die and can see so many ways to use it. Definitely recommend this die to add to your die collection.

Mahalo for stopping by and if you recreate your own version, please let me know. I would love to see your version of this card.

Monday, August 8, 2016

May the Forest Be With You

Aloha all,

Long time no see, yeah? I have a whirlwind of side projects going on right now but I thought I would share my latest creation with all of you. Inspiration for this Ilda Dias' tropical fish aquarium over at SVG Cuts.
I followed the same basic dimensions as her instructions for the clear acetate for the tall gift box but lowered my height to about 6 inches and welded a rectangle into on side of the acetate. You will also need to follow the same dimensions for the plain box cards-rounded tab.
The cute jungle animals came from Kadoodle Bug Designs and are set to retire soon. If you haven't grabbed your set, you can pick it up here and the cute little monkey can be picked up here. The border for my "box card" is actually washi tape from Doodle Bug Designs and it just compliments the theme so well. For the leopard, I actually drew the spots onto it. It's super easy, I used my micron pen and drew a variety of squiggly "c's" all over the body and followed it up with my brown copics to add the finishing touch to the body.
If you happen to recreate this, I would really love to see your project and trust me when I say photos don't do this card justice. This card is just popping with dimensions and the camera just wont capture all of it. Leave me a link and I will be sure to check out your blog, Facebook, etc.

Mahalo all and I hope you have a scrappy day!