Time Out DT #38, Happy Little Stampers CAS – August, AAA Cards #46, MFT Summer School #13

We have the most fabulous inspiration photo for you in our new Home Sweet Home challenge at Time Out … it’s a little further down … here’s my take on it …

Time Out DT 39, HLS CAS August, AAA 46Time Out

Here’s the gorgeous inspiration …

I masked off a white card base around the edges, used removable tape to mask some stripes and sponged Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink into the spaces (I need a stripes stencil!).  The sentiment is from Papertrey … the ‘sending’ was white embossed … the ‘hugs’ was was stacked (three layers of white card, one of red fun foam) and adhered to the stripes … and I added a scattering of SSS silver hearts (to mimic the little anchors).  Thanks to Marybeth for inspiring me to die cut fun foam … it adds great dimension … and it’s soooo touchable!!

How will these amazing glasses inspire you … stripes, circles, colours … a nautical theme … a long slender card … so many possibilities!  We’d love it if you played along with us!  There’s inspiration galore over at the Time Out blog, from our fantastic DT and from our wonderfully talented Guest Designer, Anni from Annikarten  As usual, our overall winner (as chosen by the DT) will be invited to be a Guest Designer for a future challenge … it could be you!  Look forward to seeing you in the gallery!

I’m playing along with …

Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge – Masking … my stripes

AAA Cards – Maskerade … stripes again!

MFT Summer School – Design: Hard v Soft … flowing lines of the die cut sentiment against the straight stripes … and those little hearts, which on their own have soft curves and straight lines!

Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!



41 thoughts on “Time Out DT #38, Happy Little Stampers CAS – August, AAA Cards #46, MFT Summer School #13

  1. lollthompson

    Love your take on the inspiration photo Anita! Great job with masking … you must have a lot of patience to create all those stripes!! Beautiful card … thanks for sharing it with us at Happy Little Stampers. xx

  2. Rose

    Amazing job with the masking. I first thought you had stamped the stripes! Great take on the inspiration. Love it!

  3. Pam

    This is fabulous! You masked all those stripes without a stencil? Wow! Incredible inking. Great take on thr photo. Don’t you love working with fun foam? So wonderfully squishy! 🙂

  4. Michele F

    Ahoy, Anita!!! OH I love the stripes – and those fabulous glasses in the inspiration photo! Bravo on those clean and perfect stripes, Anita… blue can be a disaster if a pigment ink – ask me how I know!
    I’m jumping aboard for sure!

  5. conil

    Winner and still champion…awesome take on the inspiration piece. Love the color scheme, of course, but the way you interpreted it is sheer genius.

  6. Petra

    WOW, those sponged stripes are sooooo perfectly done, Anita – it looks fantastic!!!! What a fabulous take on those stunning glasses in the inspiration photo!!!! Your sentiment is simply stunning – love the white embossing of the ‘sending’, fitting so perfectly on that blue stripe and the red ‘Hugs’ is fabulous!!! The cute little hearts are so fun!!! Love the big white border around your focal point!!! This is another perfect CAS card, Anita!!! Love it!!!
    Have a wonderful Friday!!!

  7. BarbGhig

    Love your take on the inspiration photo, Anita! Your bold red die cut sentiment is fabulous against the blue stripes…so crisp, clean and perfectly executed, as always!

  8. chriss58

    Beautiful masking and blending on these perfect stripes! Love the teeny hearts flitting about…in perfect position :))
    Hugs to you!

  9. Bonnie

    This is an amazing take on the inspiration photo, Anita! And what an awesome job of masking! Thanks for sharing this with us at Happy Little Stampers!

  10. djkardkreations

    Mmmm, bright red hugs worn over a lovely striped navy knit tee, and white capris for the base, of course! This is what the best-dressed card is wearing this weekend, boating in Nantucket, followed by brunch at the Club! (Don’t I sound like I know what I’m talking about, though?! Like I’ve ever done any of that, haha! ) I love your incredible take on the awesome inspiration photo, Anita!! Miss you! Mwah! Hugs, Darnell

  11. kimheggins

    Anita…oh my goodness! I can feel one of your hugs all the way from France with your amazing card. I love that bold and beautiful red hug gracing that navy and white stripe…simply stunning my dear friend. Miss you lots!

  12. Geri G

    Who doesn’t love the clean and tidy personality of anything nautical?

    You had me at the ‘removable tape masked stripes! Then I read about the FUN FOAM diecut!!! Seriously? Darn near pushed me right over the edge! I’m always so in awe of folks that come up with these ideas! And more in awe of talented folks like you, who put those ideas to paper in a magnificent way! I can just imagine how touchable “Hugs” would be! Another ‘swell’ card Anita!

  13. Sarah

    Eye-poppingly gorgeous Anita, Fabulous masking, gorgeous use of the inspiration photo and LOVE that striking popped-up sentiment. Yummy! Thanks so much for linking up and playing along at AAA Cards.
    Sarah x

  14. cmayne

    My awe joins that of the others with your crisp navy-striped, touchable red hugs card. Fun foam…I’m intrigued; another item added to my list of must try items. Striking and stunning, my friend! Now, for a request: may I case a card of yours (provided my idea even works!) for an upcoming DT task? I promise to give you full credit for the inspiration…Fingers crossed you won’t mind (and if might be one that has a butterfly on it, haha. See…Darnell’s reinvigorated an old trend and I’ve been swept along!

  15. Mary H.

    A brilliant & bold graphic masking adventure. Love these blue & white stripes, and the way you’ve kept those edges so crisp & clean. The dimensional and bright Hugs was just an eye-grabber, and I liked the tiny black hearts sprinkled around. A most effective take on the inspiration photo. Well done, Indeed! TFS

  16. Joyce M.

    Fantastic job making your own stripes. Gosh, just thinking about you doing that makes my fingers tingle–I would have smudges all over the place. Love your stacked hug and those adorable heart accents.

  17. shirley-bee

    Who needs a stripes stencil when you can turn out perfection like this??? I love your take on the photo and the ‘hugs’ looks so touchable. I need to use foam!

  18. Jill V

    I absolutely love your take on the inspiration photo – clean and simple perfection! The masking for the stripes is amazing – thanks for sharing at AAA Cards! Jill

  19. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    Hi Anita – this is such an amazing take on the inspiration photo! Fabulous masking and the red sentiment adds the perfect pop of color! Nice touch with those tiny silver hearts! Not sure if I can come up with something after seeing your masterpiece….. By the way – iStencil has the perfect stripes stencil – one of my favorites..

  20. born57

    I agree that is one amazing photo and your card is also wonderful with the stripes and the red sentiment! Always inspired by your creativity!

  21. Shona Chambers

    You did so well with your stamping and masking, your lines are so straight!! Such a crisp, clean card and love your ‘hugs’ in red, the star of the card as it should be!


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