Friday, May 29, 2015

You're My Anchor II

Just under the wire today I decided to enter a sketch challenge at The Paper Players (PP246).

I previously made two masculine cards from these same papers so decided to make a third card from the scraps and found this sketch to be inspiring.
The card base is made with gray cardstock with a machine stitched panel of white cardstock. A panel of weathered wood DSP was adhered to the white panel. Next a panel of plaid DSP, cut on the diagonal, and a panel of watery DSP were die cut with a curved die and backed with craft foam to add depth when adhered to the card.
The anchor was stamped and a piece of hemp was laced through using a piercing tool. It was backed with a mat, both having been die cut, sponged and adhered with a piece of craft foam to pop it up. The sentiment was computer generated, adhered to a piece of the water DSP, curled slightly with a bone folder. then adhered with a piece of craft foam. Sticky-backed metal studs were added. The inside of the card was lined with a panel of white cardstock and a second generation of the anchor was stamped on the lower right hand corner.
Be sure to visit The Paper Players for creative ideas! 
Techniques: Stamping, die cutting, sponging, piercing, machine sewing, generation stamping
Products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: The Open Sea
Ink: Pacific Point, Basic Gray
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Gray
DSP: Adventure Bound
Dies: Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles, Mama Elephant Creative Cuts
Misc.: Hemp by Hemptique, metal studs from gem stash 


  1. So pretty! I love how you created a little “wave” in the design. Thank you so much for playing along with my sketch this week at The Paper Players! :)

  2. What a great masculine card, Melanie! I so love this anchor and how you've added the "rope" for the anchor. And what fabulous DP this is and a great take on the sketch! Hugs, sweet friend! Have a great weekend!

  3. This is awesome Melanie! I love the mix of DSP and the curved cutout between them. Perfect masculine card! :)

  4. Another very nice masculine card...can I say pretty? Yep, pretty and masculine.

  5. Love this imaginative design, and especially the machine sewn details. Very clever!