Summer Vibes Anchor Greeting Cards

Summer Vibes Anchor Greeting Cards

Hi friends, welcome back to another blog post! On today’s blog I’ll be sharing with you how I made these two simple Summer Vibes Anchor cards featuring the new Anchor Die by Simon Says Stamp Rest and Refresh new release. Along with the die, I also used a few of the new items from these Nautical theme release. So, without further ado let’s jump into the post. ↓


For the first card, I started by stamping the Anchors Background Stamp in a white card panel with embossing ink, then I covered the stamped panel with Metalline First Frost embossing powder, and I heat set it. Once the heat embossing was melted, I trimmed the edges of the card panel, and I adhered the backed of it to an A2 size card panel with double sided tape (I used Fog cardstock as the card panel) Next, I made my own blue glitter cardstock by covering a white card panel with embossing ink, and Pacific Wave embossing glitter once the card panel was covered with the embossing glitter I heat set it, and trimmed the edges until was H 4 1/5 X W 3.0 as soon as the edges were trimmed, I used the Stub side of the Crop-A-Dile Chomper, and I adhered the panel in a wonky way to the card panel with double-sided tape adding a little bit of dimension.
Then, I started the die-cutting. For the die-cutting I ran through the die-cutting machine the Anchor Die (3X), and once two of the nested Cloud Die to die-cut out of white cardstock. Once the die-cutting were done, I stacked the 3 anchors die-cuttings, and I glitter gold embossed parts of the anchor for a distress look. Right after the glitter gold embossing was done, I added a piece of hemp cord to the anchor, and I adhered the anchor to the wonky glitter card panel with liquid glue. As well as, I adhered the two clouds to each side of the anchor as you can see in the picture above. In a separate piece of white cardstock, I gold heat embossed one of the sentiments from the Your Light Stamp Set, which I trimmed in a rectangular way, and I adhered to the card panel. Finally, to finish the card panel off I adhered a few Marina Sequins here and there for an extra touch of shine.


For the second card, I used the negative piece from the previous anchor die-cutting to create my own background, So, to begin with I used the anti-static powder tool to treat the white card panel. Next, I carefully placed the negative anchor die-cutting in the center of the card panel as my starting point, and I applied embossing ink covering the inside of it.( for a precise inking, I used a sponge dauber) Then, I covered the inked image with Pacific Wave embossing glitter, and I heat set it. I repeated this step until the whole panel heat embossed. As you can see I heat embossed some upside down, and to fill some of the white spaces up, I used one of the star stamp images from the Your Light Stamp Set to stamp with Sweet Mango Ink. Right after I was done with the card panel, I used one of the Rectangle Stitched Die to cut out white cardstock. In the meanwhile, I also ran through the die-cutting machine the anchor die with the stitched rectangle, as I was planning to glitter embossed the anchor, and to inlay it back adding a little bit of dimension by die-cutting it also from fun foam. As you can see in the picture above, I glitter embossed the anchor with the same Pacific Wave embossing glitter, I adhered the stitched white card piece to the card panel, and I inlaid the fun foam, and the glitter embossed anchor to it. For the sentiment, I gold heat embossed another sentiment from the same Your Light Stamp Set, and I adhered on top of the anchor with foam mounting tape. Lastly, I adhered a few Marina Sequins here and there for an extra sparkly touch.


To finish both cards off I adhered the backed of each card panel to an A2 top folding white card base.
So, that’s all for today! I hope these cards inspire you to give these designs a try as always I appreciate the time you take to read my blog posts. Down below you’ll find the supply list for all the products used in this blog post, as a referral from where they were purchased, or received from.

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