Monday, April 25, 2011

The Open Sea


I hope everyone had a nice Easter!  We had a lovely day; a lovely weekend, actually, and I didn’t stamp a single thing!  And  it’s too nice today to stay inside!  I stamped a quick card this morning for two SCS challenges, the CAS116 challenge, which is the Artist’s Rule (to use three elements on your card); and the TLC322 challenge, which is called Stampin’ in the Die.  Since I wanted my card to be SU-only, I didn’t use a die, but a couple of circle punches.  Here’s my card:


The directions for the technique are at SCS, so I’ll just tell you how I did mine.  I punched a hole in a piece of cardboard using a 1 3/8” circle punch.  I laid that over my cardstock, inked up the Woodgrain stamp with Sahara Sand ink and stamped the cardstock right over the hole.  I removed the cardboard, stamped the anchor image and punched it out with the 1 3/4” circle punch.  That left a border around my stamped image that looked a little blah, so I took the cardboard circle punchout, laid it on top of my stamped image to block it, and sponged around the edges.  You can see the effect here:


I added some baker’s twine, wrapping it around my Nautical Expedition panel three times (another “three”!) and adhered it to my Crumb Cake cardstock.  To give the panel some stability so that the baker’s twine would not buckle my DP, I mounted it first on a piece of thin chipboard from a package of SU DP, then wrapped the twine around.  Worked like a charm!  Thanks for visiting today too!

Here are a couple pix from Easter.  This is my dear friend Elsie and her granddaughter Lila, who is just a few months younger than Cassidy:


The little ones really were enthralled with each other:


And then, later, at my DD’s for dinner, sitting on Grampy’s lap:


Just look at those toes!!!  Have a happy!


  1. Oh my gosh! Cassidy is SO cute! Her toes, her little smile...she makes ME smile! Your card is amazing, I love the circles with the woodgrain and the anchors...awesome combo!

  2. Love your card for the two challenges LeAnne! I really love the pics of the two gorgeous babies!!

  3. I am loving those new stamp sets. This is a great card!
    Your Easter must have been wonderful. The pictures are fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I WANT those toes!!! LOVE me some baby toes! :)

    CUTE card! And hey, the handwriting in that watermark you made is FABULOUS! ;)

  5. Really like your nautical card.

    Those are two happy babies. Love Cassidy's outfit-cute pants!

  6. Love, love, love the sponged edges of the circles with the woodgrain BG--such great detail on this handsome CAS card. ADORE the pix of Cassidy--just adorable!

  7. Very sweet Easter pics Leanne. I just love this card and I faved it on SCS.

  8. This is a fabulous card - love it. I like the look with the woodgrain. Very cool.

    The kid pictures are so stinkin' cute!

    Thanks for sharing.

    You say you were at Longwood Gardens - where are you from?


  9. I love your card, LeAnne! The "wood" is the perfect touch on this masculine card! Adorable pictures of Cassidy!

  10. Wowwww, girl, what an AWESOME masculine card!! I love the nautical theme and the anchors stamped in that pretty red.

    GREAT pictures of you and your family!


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