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July 23rd, 2010 · 6 Comments

Cropped Circles

When I saw that Gina K.’s Design Team blog hop was all about favorite StampTV episodes this month, I jumped at the chance to finally try this idea of Cropped Circles. I’ve been wanting to use this technique on a card for a long time.

I used the sailboat image from the Enjoy the Sunshine stamp set to make a wedding anniversary card for my parents. In the Dutch language, we have an expression for getting married (in het huwelijksbootje stappen) that literally translates to “getting into a wedding boat.” My parents have (figuratively) been sailing around in their boat for 49 years!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Enjoy the Sunshine, Gifts from the Sea (Gina K. Designs); Clear Stamps voor kaarten CS0821 (Marianne Design)
Paper: Pure Luxury Wine with Everything, Little Boy Blue, White (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Memento Paris Dusk, Summer Sky (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Big Shot, Tim Holtz Swirls Texture Fades Embossing Folder (Sizzix); Standard Circles Large and Small Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Jumbo Sponge Dauber (Gina K. Designs); Copic Marker (V000), Clear Atyou Spica Glitter Pen

Tags: clean & simple

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dorothy // Jul 23, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Very nice. Your parents will enjoy the card.

  • 2 Pat (mspfd) // Jul 23, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Hi Vera,

    This is fantastic! Not only is the design a wow, but you really tailored-made it into the perfect anniversary card for your parents. And thanks for the inspiration! I think I just found the perfect design for making postage friendly Xmas cards that are easily mass produced!

  • 3 Janice Whiting // Jul 24, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Love the meaning behind the boat! So cute!

  • 4 Connie Seifert // Jul 24, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Great card, great use of the cropped circles, but the best is the explanation of the dutch meaning and then taking it into the card design. Great job.

  • 5 Laura (scrapnextras) // Jul 24, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Wonderful card! Love your cropped circles and your peaceful colour choices. They work perfectly with the images!

  • 6 Donna Rinckel // Jul 25, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Great card! Very cute!