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Happy Thursday friends! Today I have three cards that I’ve made using the beautiful Anchors The Soul set. Melissa created this set with the Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in mind and 50% of all sales will go to two groups that help with the relief. You can read more, and get the links to the organizations, in the product description here.

I created these three cards in a pink color because October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I have a beautiful friend who is a breast cancer survivor and each of these cards will be mailed to her as she walks three more (she’s already walked in four this year!) 60-mile, 3-day walks to fight breast cancer. The walkers so appreciate the encouraging cards they receive!

Each of these cards were created in a similar manner. I used the cloud stencil from the Outdoor Scene Builder Stencil set and added Tattered Rose and Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide inks with a Background Blender Brush. I used Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper because I like how smoothly the ink blends on it. Each panel was then die cut with the largest A2 Double Stitched Frame die.

For the card bases, I used the largest Scallop A2 Card Frame die and cut three pieces from Neenah Solar White 80# paper. I then placed the die on a top folded card base with the top edge just slightly beyond the folded edge and ran it through my die cutting machine. This give you a pretty scalloped-edge card base. I adhered one of the single Scallop A2 Card Frame die cuts to the folded card base.

I finished this first card by stamping the sentiment onto heavy vellum with Versamark and heat embossing white embossing powder. I wrapped the vellum strip around the layer and adhered it on the back. I added a few White Gem Stickers on the anchor. The top layer of each card is popped up with foam tape.

For this next card I kept the inking a bit lighter, just for a bit of a different look, and I used the Because stamp set and Honey Cuts. I die cut “because” twice from Neenah paper, glued them together and topped it off with some Wink of Stella. I used the middle shadow die to cut a vellum layer to put behind the word. I stamped the rest of the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink, trimmed it into a strip, and popped it up with some foam squares.

It’s hard to see in the photo but I also added Wink of Stella in various spots on the anchor–I do love some sparkle!!

For my final card I used the Journey stamps and Honey Cuts. I also wanted the word “each” which I found in the Fall stamp set. I did a little stamp surgery to stamp the word by itself. (Don’t you totally love how so many Honey Bee sets work perfectly together?!!) The word journey is die cut three times and adhered together for extra dimension. I thought this sentiment is perfect for my walker friend!

To embellish this card, I added a few gems from the new Log Cabin Gem Stickers.

This is a beautiful set that can be used for so many different occasions! Don’t forget that when you purchase it, 50% of the proceeds will go towards Hurricane Dorian relief. Thank you so much for stopping by–it’s always so appreciated!! Carol

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