Time Out DT #38 Mid Challenge Reminder, AAA Cards #46, Happy Little Stampers – August, Simply Create Too #92, SSS Wednesday 26/8

Hello!  I’m here to share another card for our latest challenge at Time Out, which still has almost a week to run … so plenty of time to play along!  We have a Home Sweet Home theme at the moment … with a gorgeous inspiration photo (below) … here’s my second take …

Time Out DT 38R

Time Outand here’s that gorgeous inspiration photo …

After discovering the fun of die cutting fun foam for last week’s card, I did it again!  This time, my blue fun foam ‘hugs’ (from Papertrey) acts as the base for the top layer of white card, which is highlighted by those tiny red floral accents (picking up the smidge of red from the life savers).  The base card was masked, I stamped an image from Papertrey‘s Ombre Builder repeatedly along it, silver embossed the sentiment underneath, and adhered the stacked word into place.

I focused on the clean look, colours and stripes in that amazing picture … you could chose any single element or a collection of them … stripes, colours, wood, twine … a nautical theme … a tall slender card … whatever you see there.  I do hope you’ll find some time to have some fun with it.  There are heaps of ideas over at the Time Out blog if you need a bit of creative juice … from our fantastic DT and from our wonderfully talented Guest Designer, Anni from Annikarten  Look forward to seeing you in the gallery!

I’m playing along with …

AAA Cards – Maskerade

Happy Little Stampers – Masking

Simply Create Too – Anything Goes

SSS Wednesday – Anything Goes

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

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27 thoughts on “Time Out DT #38 Mid Challenge Reminder, AAA Cards #46, Happy Little Stampers – August, Simply Create Too #92, SSS Wednesday 26/8

  1. lollthompson

    LOVE this card Anita!! Great job with the masking … loved that striped background. But those letters — sweet! Love the hint of blue you see from the foam layer. Awesome! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

  2. serendipitydragonfly

    Love this card Anita – the foam sentiment is perfect……not tried before but now will have a go as I’ve got a stash of sticky backed fun foam sitting on the shelf!


    Karen xxx

  3. Michele Ferguson

    Well done, Anita!!! Love those stripes on your lovely linen c.s. – I forget how much I love that Hugs die with its wonderful piercings – perfect for your little peeks of red!

  4. BarbGhig

    Beautiful take on the inspiration photo, Anita! I love the blue fun foam behind the white alphas, and how you stamped the ombre builders to create your pattern! Loving the touch of red, too!

  5. Sarah

    Another CAS, striking and FANTABULOUS design Anita.
    Gorgeous colours and perfect for our masking challenge at AAA Cards.
    Thanks so much for playing along. Sarah x

  6. jmhave44

    This is marvelous! I saw this ‘faux embed’ technique on a Jennifer McGuire video and you’ve done it just brilliantly with your design. I love the boldness of the white letters and the blue shadowing behind…and the intricate design stands out great. It’s just wonderful against the thin blue stripes, and the linen texture of the cardbase. Outstanding! TFS & Hugs

  7. djkardkreations

    Great job with the fun foam, Anita! I’ve never thought to use my colors as the shadow backing, so thanks for that excellent idea!! This is another divine take on that photo inspiration! Miss you!! Mwah and hugs! Darnell

  8. Barbara Roe

    This is delightful and I have enjoyed seeing all the cards using the inspiration photo. I don’t know anything about fun foam but it looks good. I like the die and the added touch of red.
    🙂 Barb

  9. Bev

    Hi There!! Got a card ready to post for TO, but thought I owed everyone comments first. This is a real beauty, Anita. Love that fun foam — it most certainly is fun. Those bitty red highlights are such a sweet accent too. This is a comfort-filled card. Love this my friend. Have a great weekend. Hugs & bisous.

  10. Shona Chambers

    So, so, so very cool!! Love the use of the fun foam, great way to bring the blue into the card as well as that gorgeous pinstripe. Just love that ‘Hugs’ die too, especially with the tiny little red pieces. Amazing card!

  11. Anita

    I love how clean this looks, Anita, and in those colours it looks so classy too. Thanks so much for sharing at Happy Little Stampers, Anita x

  12. born57

    I love fun foam too and use it on almost every card. Wow I love the way you used it here ,fabulous design Anita !

  13. Gerrina

    Sorry that I wasn’t here soner…tha last hollidayweek was a chaotic one…! I really like your background; looks so delicate and strong at the same time! The foam base gives such great effect; love it! Hugs, Gerrina

  14. Jingle

    This is very cute! I love the colors! Thanks so much for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog!

  15. chrissieann

    I just love this Anita, it’s such a sophisticated design!
    Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Happy Little Stampers this time!

  16. Petra

    WOW, those little flowers on the letters with the red underneath are just so cute and looks fantastic, Anita – what a wonderful die!!! Love the blue strip you’ve got the letters on and the small sentiment at the bottom!!!! Beautiful!!!!


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