Thursday, June 24, 2010

You're My Anchor

Wow, has it really been over 3 weeks since my last post?  Time flies and I've been very busy lately with the boys' birthdays and travelling to my step-sister's wedding.  But I found a little time today to play with my "toys".  Today's post is of a card I made using my new Waltzingmouse stamps (I just found this company and LOVING it!) and Out to Sea by PTI

For the "rope" border, I used Waltzingmouse's Vintage Labels No. 3 stamp set , which matches the Nesties Labels 3 and stamped in Colorbox Creamy Brown chalk ink.  The anchor, sentiment and stars are all from Out to Sea by PTI.  (PTI Scarlet Jewel, Enchanted Evening and Versamark inks.)

I wrapped a little PTI Rustic Cream twine around the kraft card front and adhered my frame over it (Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 3 cut from PTI Scarlet Jewel cardstock).  Then I added a little PTI Enchanted Evening saddle stitch ribbon and adhered my focal point label over it with foam dimensionals.
I then added a few stars stamped in Versamark to the bottom left corner since it just looked too blah without a little something more. 

My goal was a clean masculine card and I'm pretty happy with how this one turned out.  I'm loving these Nestie-friendly stamps by Waltzingmouse!!  What a great idea, especially for someone like me who has almost all of the Nestie Labels!!

Thanks for stopping by and, as always, your comments are very much appreciated!!



  1. Wonderful man card! This is one set I don't have but I DO like!!

  2. This card is great. I really have to get that set ...... my husband loves everything boats. And you are right about WM stamps ~~ they are great!!

  3. This is just fabulous, Lauren! Great man card!

  4. What a fantastic card!!! Love the anchor and the stars!