22 July 2019

Anchor - stencilling

In the turmoil of life, it's good to have someone who is your anchor to ground you and keep you safe. My card features stamp, stencil, and inks from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps with Bo Bunny glitter paste, embossing, and Spellbinders die.

Putting It Together

I have a box where I store panels I make without a specific project or if a project shifts while I am making it and the panel isn't needed. This way I can experiment with techniques or ideas and still keep them useful. 

I used three inks and one glitter paste with the Wonderful Waves stencil. I shifted the stencil to a new position for each colour. I used the inks (Bubbly Blue, Salty Sea, and Lovely Lagoon) with a blender tool and the glitter paste (Seafoam) with a silicon brush. I use Press and Seal to keep the cardstock and stencil in place.

I dry fit the sentiment (sadly long retired) and two dies with the panel.

I embossed the sentiment on a strip of vellum to have the sentiment blend in and still stand out. I did another dry fit with the die cuts and sentiment. I layered the anchor with a scrap of heavyweight black cardstock to give it a small bit of dimension.

I trimmed the panel to fit the die-cut frame and added baker's twine to the anchor. I adhered just the lower part of the anchor, leaving the loop for the twine free. I used mini glue dots to adhere the twine in 3 spots but otherwise left it free. I used the powder tool on the glue dot spots to take away any stickiness the twine didn't cover. I added the panel to a top-fold white card base.

Inside, I used a blender brush to add subtle waves with Salty Sea but otherwise left the inside blank.



Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps: Focus on a Sentiment
Addicted to Stamps and More: Photo Inspiration
Always Fun: Mood Board
Outlawz Saturday Paper ala Mode: At the Beach
Watercooler Wednesday: Masculine
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Make Your Own Background
Just for Fun: At the Shoreline
Penny's Paper-Crafty: Anything Goes


  1. What a great card, Kate! Love all the colour and paste elements that work so well together to create your wonderful background! So eye-catching! Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week!

  2. Gorgeous card, Kate ! Love your stencilled background, ideal to highlight this beautiful glittery anchor. Fabulous design. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at ATSM.

  3. This card is amazing! I love that you went the extra mile to add the subtle waves inside. Wow!!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's, and good luck with your entry! :)

  4. What a beautiful background!!! Great tutorial! Thanks for playing along with us at the Always Fun Challenges Blog!

    Waleska Owner

  5. I adore your stenciled background! How wonderful! Great job and thanks for sharing with us at JFF stamps this month!

  6. Love the way this turned out! Perfect for our Challenge! So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Always Fun Challenges. Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @AFC

  7. I've got to try this with a stencil I have in my stash, what a great effect with the glitter paste! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at JFF Stamps! Wendy DT


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