Card For Someone Going Through a Hard Time

Sometimes you want to make a card for someone going through a hard time.  You can create this motivational card by using one stamp and one die… they're perfectly matched!

I cut a number of the anchor die-cuts in navy, red, and white.  I thought it would be the perfect color palette for the nautical theme.  It's a little hard to see the white, but they're there.

Card For Someone Going Through a Hard Time -

I decided to make this a slimline card that would fit in a legal size envelope.  I cut the card base to 9-1/4″ x 8-1/4″.  Folded in half it measures 9-1/4″ by 4-1/8″.  The top white layer is 8-7/8″ x 3-3/4″, and it was mounted on a red layer cut to 9″ x 3-7/8″.  I needed 12 anchors evenly spaced to cover the front, which again I cut out of Night of Navy, Real Red, and Basic White cardstock.

I stamped the card sentiment in Real Red and then used the sentiment die to cut it out.  Then I trimmed off the perforated edge so I could mount it on a red piece cut with the same die.  That allowed me to have a small border around it to make it stand out.

The anchor came from the Smooth Sailing Dies and the sentiment is part of the Sailing Home stamp set.  A perfect pairing, don't you think?  Here's another handmade card idea using this excellent combo.

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