I was thinking these would definitely make it in...
However, just as I was doing the supply list for these puppies, I noticed that I used a 1/2" piece of DP that was a part of Stampin'Up Sale-a-bration, and was no longer available for purchase. So much for using these cards for publication. Wop, wop.
They remain, however, two of my favorite cards EVER. I am entering them into Paper Crafts Connection's Nautical themed challenge, and Curtain Call Inspirational Challenge-Feeling Nautical.
The first one looks like this--
Here's a detail of the anchor area...
That white pencil does WONDERS, right?
So, in this second card, I used the negative space of the die cut. It looks like this--
I love the orange and yellow matting here, with the navy panel making the background for the die cut. Again, the "for you" is done with white embossing powder. Man, that striped paper looks so GOOD, especially next to the circle one....Such a pity....
I LOVE the effect the color blocking gives with die cutting. And SO easy! Just stick the papers down and die cut. Throwing in some textured papers is a nice addition, too.
I hope you'll try this technique. You will be amazed at what you can come up with!
Thanks for stopping by!