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Monday, September 30, 2019

Strength Anchor Alcohol Ink Resist

Coffee/Tea of the Day - Caramel Rum

Happy Monday as we begin a new week! I hope you all had a most wonderful weekend and are ready for the adventure ahead as a new week sits before us. :)

I was able to do a bit of crafting, thankfully. bad healthwise, but still grateful for the time in my craft room.

At the beginning of the month, Jennifer McGuire shared on her blog several stores that were doing promotions to raise funds for the Bahamas in the aftermath of the hurricane. I was able to do my share and purchase several items. The stamp today was one such benefit product. here is her post if you would like to see some of the promotions and the companies that participated. a few are still active.

The stamp set is called 'Anchors the Soul' is in available from Honey Bee Stamps. I see now that there is also a coordinating die set for it. adding it to my wish list for Santa. ;) proceeds from the die set will also go to the relief efforts.

it's such a beautiful stamp set with such meaning. a friend of ours is going through some difficult times right now, so I wanted to create a card for her. we go to church together, and she also works with Dave out at Camp. both she and her husband and struggling with their health. I know how much those cards can mean when your health is weak. the knowledge that there is someone out there who is thinking about you can be so encouraging on a rough day.

I created a shadow effect with both embossing and craft ink in white on photo paper. the background is created with an assortment of alcohol inks. the teals, purples, and aqua shads don't show in the photograph for whatever reason, so I do apologize for that. it is a much more cohesive card irl.

the image was then cut with a Tim Holtz stitched rectangle die. I wanted to try the off the edge look for something different after seeing this done in several samples. it's matted on white cs and a white cs base as well. the pale blue layer is stamped with a Prima script mini bg stamp and the little greenery flourish. The word 'strength' from the sentiment is stamped along the side, and the full sentiment is stamped inside.

a tiny twine bow in red and rose from Wild Orchid Crafts help accent the anchor. sequins in red and iridescent white add a bit of sparkle while a distressed ticket adds another pop of color and interest.

Thank you so much for stopping by and your lovely words of encouragement as I post here again in the midst of my illness. y'all are the best! :)

Dare 2B Artzy - favorite color (blue is so soothing and comforting!)
Addicted to Stamps - for a lady/girl
Creative Fingers - anything goes
QKR - anything goes
Aud Sentiments - anything goes w/a sentiment
Creative Knockouts - anything goes
Southern Girls - tic, tac, toe: die cut, stamp, blue
Crafty Creations - anything goes


Joan B said...

oh wow this is gorgeous!!! hope october is kind to you. hugs

Dawn said...

Hi Jennifer, I saw your name over at QKR Stampede where I have recently joined the DT & just had to pop on over to say hi!
I love this card, it's just perfect for someone who needs some support!
Glad to see you're still crafting!
Good Luck with the challenge!
Dawn xx

Sioban said...

Photos are the worst for not showing the true colours. The concept is amazing i love that. It’s what everybody needs. Blue to me is strength, maybe because it has always been a favourite colour.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card design. I hope your health improves. I am sure your friends will be uplifted with this card creation.

Elizabeth Hart said...

Beautiful image and love the technique with the alcohol inks in the background. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Sherri said...

WOW! I LOVE this card! Fabulous background and love everything about it! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR STampede!

Rae Ann said...

The bright blue is so cheerful and is perfect for this card. The anchor stamp is gorgeous!

Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts for our Anything Goes challenge.

aussie aNNie said...

This is beautiful Jennifer and thanks for calling into my blog, we seem to lose touch and will put you on my visit this gorgeous make and please take

Fikreta said...

Very nice card!

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Jennifer, a fabulous stamp and gorgeous colours.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Rhonda Miller said...

This is beautiful.

Karen Dunbrook said...

lovely, special card.
I hope you struggles lessen and find healing.
x Karen

Jirawadee Susanthitapong said...

Wonderful card! Thank you for sharing your technique and joining Addicted to Stamps challenge.