Friday, March 5, 2021

Featured Artist for As You See It #245

I was very honored recently to have been chosen as the Feature Artist from the As You See It Challenge team. As such, I have created 2 cards for the current challenge: Masculine, Embossing Folder, Twine, Die Cut and Earth Tones!
Here is my card which the team picked for the Featured Artist:
The winners post from the original challenge group can be found here:
My first card is a slimline card. To tell you the truth, I struggled a bit with the 5 criteria for this challenge. Masculine cards, to me, are always the toughest. I thought of my Kat Scrappiness Slimline Layered Cityscape Die:
And the great news is that Kat Scrappiness is having a sale starting today through March 14,2021! Site wide!!! Great time to pick up some goodies:
Back to the card:
I die cut out of Neenah Desert Storm card stock, 2 panels with the buildings and the lights and adhered them together with liquid adhesive. I used a bit of Distress Ink Vintage Photo around the edges with my Foam Blending Tool just to darken it up the edges a bit.
Earth tones would be easy with this die. I next die cut a piece of Bristol Smooth Card Stock for the cover panel. Using Yellow Frog Tape I taped a straight line about 1/2" from the bottom and then ink blended Distress Oxide Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber and a bit of Spiced Marmalade onto the background where the city scape would be. I didn't want it to look like the burning of Atlanta, but a red sky. 
I used my Trinity Stamps Slimline Stitched Frames to cut out this panel.
Ok, so now I have the masculine part, the earth tones and the die cut. I need twine and an embossing folder. I have some linen twine in my stash that I wrapped around the bottom of the card about 3 times and taped in place on the back. The embossing folder is a Sizzix 3D Impresslit called Radiant which I used to mimic the sun.
Lastly the sentiment is from Altenew's Geometric Landscape heat embossed onto Stampin' Up! card stock from my stash. For me, white heat embossing onto a dark card stock works best if I stamp with a white craft ink several times using my MISTI and sprinkle white detailed embossing powder over it. I like's White Premium Pigment Ink with Ranger's Superfine White Embossing Powder for a good clean crisp sentiment.

The slimline card base is from Neenah 110lb. Class Crest Solar White card stock which I almost always use for card bases. I left the inside blank and will stamp once I have the perfect occasion for it.
I did make one more card for this challenge:
The tag paper was made one day when I was playing with my Ranger Distress Spray Stains. The embossing folder is from Taylored Expressions called Bead Board and is now retired along with the rest are items shown.
I want to thank the team from the As You See It Challenges for selecting me and if you are a card maker, play along!
*Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own.

Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. What a fabulous card, Anita! I enjoyed the explanation on creating it too. The blended background really makes this card, I think. Thank you for joining us as our first Guest Designer at As You See It!

  2. I love both of your cards Anita - the first one is so striking! That sky is the perfect backdrop for your neutral cityscape and you did a great job of combining all of the elements of the recipe. Your tag on your second card is also great - love those mottled rust colours. Thank you so much for joining us and sharing your creative talents as our first ever guest designer over at As You See It - hope to see you in our gallery again soon!

  3. Thank you so much for all the great comments, Joanne. It was my honor to be your guest designer and I plan to play along as much as I can in the future!

  4. Stunning cards! Your city with that brilliant background is gorgeous. And the white bicycle on the tag with distress inks is amazing!

    1. Thank you, Kim. You're always so sweet to comment. I really appreciate your support!

  5. Your card is fabulous! I struggled with all the elements of this card too (and it was my challenge, LOL!!!). That die is amazing and the background works's a work of art! So happy to have you as our guest this week!

  6. Thank you, LeAnne! You came up with one of the tougher challenges, for sure. But it's good to stretch our creative minds!



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