Thursday, June 13, 2019

Sailing Away Artisan Design Team Blog Hop...

It is that time again!  It is time to HOP ALONG with Stampin' Up!'s Artisan Design Team!  If you are continuing on in your hop, you just came from ANGELA'S BLOG!  Didn't you just love what she did?!  If you are just starting the hop...WELCOME!  Happy to have you!  We are hopping along sharing all sorts of fun ideas made with the Come Sail Away Suite products!

Here are the projects I made for you today using the Sailing Home Stamp Set (Item # 149457) and Smooth Sailing Dies (Item # 149576):

I love these products so much!  They are so much fun!  That anchor die is 😍😍😍!  So that was the star of the show for one of my cards:

Colors: Gray Granite, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink Pads: VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers Gray Granite, Whisper White, Basic Black
Stamps: Sailing Home
Tools: Smooth Sailing Die, Heat Tool
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Sail Away Trinkets, Whisper White Embossing Powder

I did a few different things with this anchor.  First...I made a background by just cutting a bunch of the anchors from Gray Granite cardstock.  Then adhered those (using the Multi-Purpose Adhesive-the "green lid" glue!) to a Gray Granite piece of cardstock.  I love this even almost makes it look like an embossed background! 

Here is the next thing that I did with the anchor:

May be hard to tell here...but I adhered about 5 of the anchors together.  Then I topped them with a layer of the Fine-Tip Glue.  It makes it look like a glossy enamel element.  LOVE IT!

I love this next card and how the Pool Party card base makes everything pop:

Colors: Pool Party, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Gold
Ink Pads: VersaMark, Black, Pool Party
Cardstock/Papers Pool Party, Whisper White, Vellum, Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Sailing Home
Tools: Smooth Sailing Dies, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins, Gold Embossing Powder

I also love how it opens.  I cut off an inch from the card front and adhered the Designer Paper to the inside of the card...

I love the fun little details this gives it!  Also...I am pretty in love with this gold embossed sail boat:

I think the Nested Label Dies are for sure going to be one of my most used die sets.  I LOVE THEM!!!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!  Next stop is Aurélie's Blog!!!! You will love what she has to share with you!!!

And here is a list of all the blogs to visit for the hop:

2019 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team 


Sylwia von stempel einfach said...

Beautiful cards!
I love this clever idea with the anchor in the background!
So cool!

Rochelle Blok said...

Two fabulous creations Ashley! Love the anchors in the Faux Embossing. It really makes for a gorgeous backround! I love the brighter look that you have taken for your second card! Love it! Rochelle xo

Tan said...

Wow Ashley, I love these. My favourite would have to be the pool party card with the gold embossed sail boat, stunning

Stamping Beauty said...

Love both your cards Ashley, the anchor background looks fabulous - I need to try that technique x

Con said...

The embossing folder I will definitely need to get. I like the whole set ;) I stated on another site in your blog hop that a tall ship would be nice too. My husband just bought a pontoon boat that I need to paint. It would be nice to have a pontoon stamp and kayaks/paddle boards. I like your designs; they are so textured and lovely! said...

Your card are amazing.. love those anchors!!

Emma Goddard said...

Both amazing! I love the Anchors on the background, but also the pop of Coastal Cabana with the Gold - Hugs xo

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