Sunday 3 April 2016

You keep me anchored

I had too many ideas for the Less is More challenge: white space but not white, I had them all go through my head yesterday, then this morning I saw the Addicted to CAS cards Challenge: inlaid diecut and it crystallized to this card.

I made an underwater scene with Distress re-inkers (mermaid lagoon, wilted violet, wild honey and fossilized amber) on thin watercolor paper.
I made an ombre effect as the sun never quite reaches the bottom of the ocean.
I diecut the anchor from Nellie's Choice from the panel and twice from my very own reactive paper.
I developed this paper together with a copy service that helps disabled or sick people learn a trade and reintroduce them to paid work, hopefully.
You can order this paper A4 sheet is only 1 euro and all proceeds go to them.
It's nice and sturdy 250grams paper or 120lbs so if you diecut it it holds up as an embellishment.

I foiled it with rose gold foil from Decocraft and gold from fabfoil (WoW!) and chose the rose gold in the end as the godl was too similar to the sandbank

I taped sticky tape on the back and inlaid all the small bits so it essentraill becomes one layer again.

I stamped the sentiment from Joy! craft seashore with Versafine black onyx.
one diy enamel dot and two i think from Hero Arts silver backed dew drop like things. I thought they could be bubbles.

I plpace the sentiment next to the anchor to maximize the empty space but the bubbles help your eye travel up.

In the video I also show the Studio light stampset as you could add a fish or a few shells on the sand if you weren't making a CAS card ;-)

GIVEAWAY follow up: (closed)
this is card #971 and I have around 80 Youtube subscribers and although not as many as some have I cherish them all, so when 100 subbies and 1000 cards coincide (or around the same time) I will give away 1, 2 or 3 gift cards I will purchase from Simon Says Stamp as they send worldwide.
I am yet thinking how to translate it into a giveaway contest and if I will do one big or three smaller prices, depending on my budget at that moment too.

Anyway if you know people you'd like to win please invite them to come and joing my little channel.


  1. This is such a clever and gorgeous card, Maaike! I love the idea for the scene and it's been made so well. Great LIM entry, and what a fantastic idea with the card to support sick and disabled people. Well done you :)

  2. Simply blown away by this FAN-tastic, CAS-tastic, inlaid die-beauty and super clever none-white white space creation Maaike. You have rocked the challenges and thanks so much for taking part at Less is More and ATCAS. Sarah x

  3. What a beautiful card! Love that fabulous underwater scene you created!

  4. Such a beautiful card, I love that anchor and the scene.

  5. This looks completely stunning!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  6. Absolutely fantastic card!
    xoxo Olga

  7. Fabulous scene! Love the colors and anchor. Thank you for sharing at ATCAS this week!

  8. A wonderful bright card !!

  9. What a superb card Maaike! That inlaid die was inspired and the oodles of non-white 'white space' is just super. Thanks for sharing this with us at Less is More.
    Sharon xx

  10. I love your eye-catching LIM card Maiike and clearly so much thought has gone into it to create a wonderful CAS design.

  11. Liking both of your LIM makes again this week


  12. Such a lovely card again Maaike ;) Viv xx

  13. A lovely scene, just beautiful.

    Liz - LIM Guest Designer xx

  14. What a beautiful card, love the inking you did. Thank you for sharing with ATCAS !

  15. Fantastic card. beautifully inked. Thanks for sharing you card at ATCAS