I have been on a stash busting crusade for quite some time. My room is simply chock-a-block full of supplies. Now, don't get me wrong. It is not full to the gills with the latest and greatest...but it is full never the less. I figure once upon a time I loved these supplies enough to bring them home...so I'm on a mission to use them up.
While I have been reorganizing my room, I have pulled several 3D elements to use for what I call "quickie cards". I bought a little portable file complete with hanging file folders at the scrapbook garage sale. Best dollar purchase I made there.
When it came time to make this card, I just had to cut a wee piece of cheesecloth for the "net" by the anchor and choose a card base.
Now...I have a little secret to share...I have 4 shoe boxes full of card bases and I don't like most of them!!! They were on clearance and I bought them in the heat of the moment. One whole box are lovely colours and patterns but are not a heavy enough weight to make a layered card. Two more boxes seemed to be a nice heavy weight yet once I got them home I was disappointed to find out that they are sort of shiny on the outside.
Embracing the spirit of frugality, I have been trying to use them up. Sometimes I cover the heavy weight ones completely with patterned paper on the outside and then start to build my card. Other times, I opt to place my card mat just in from the edges...thereby showing as little of the shiny sheen as possible. Depending on the base cards pattern, sometimes this works.
Another option is gluing the lightweight cards right over the heavyweight ones...thereby creating one card...no trimming required.
Today I was trying to decide which shiny card to use and spied this chevron patterned card base. I remembered that someone has a challenge posted today that calls for a chevron pattern somewhere on your card....so....Chevron base card it is today!
three layers as well.
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - use snippets http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.ca All the bits from my card are snippets. The lighthouse and the ship are left over from a sheet of 3D images from the dollar store
2.Oldie But A Goodie - show us your ribbons, use stash at least 6 mo old http://oldiebutagoodiechallenge.blogspot.ca/ (Everything on this card with the exception of the card base is over a year old.. The ribbon is the sea wave blue banner strip...it is the first time I have used it)
3. Hooked on Crafts - Cards for men http://hookedoncraftchallenges.blogspot.ca/
4.By The Cute And Girly - Boys/Men inspiration http://bythecuteandgirly.blogspot.ca/
5. Crafty Creations - Around The World #188 (my ship is sailing around the world) http://craftycreationschallenges.blogspot.ca/2012/09/challenge-188-around-world.html
6. For Fun Challenge - Guiding Lighthouse http://forfunchallenges.blogspot.ca/
7. Sisterhood Of Crafters - No stamps http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.ca/
8. Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge - Distressing (The blue card base is sanded, nicked with scissors and inked/the kraft elements are heavily inked) http://bunnyzoescrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/challenge-28-distressing.html
9. Catered Crop - use a knot http://cateredcrop.com/ I knotted the anchor onto the fish netting with bakers twine...I also have 2 more hidden knots... I hand sewed the burlap onto the card base and tied a knot to start and finish that sewing.