Last Week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa – Smooth Sailing Dies

For last week’s Card & (Your) Cuppa, I designed a project using the Smooth Sailing Dies.

Smooth Sailing Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

The colour combination for this scheme was inspired by the Night of Navy and Sahara Sand Baker’s Twine (sadly retiring). I then added Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake, from the Neutrals Collecation, along with Very Vanilla.

As the navy strip across the card is quite thin, I folded the overhanging ends around the back of the card and used these to attach the piece to the project, just as I would a piece of ribbon. This avoided having to be extremely careful with glue, and sped up the process too!

Smooth Sailing Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

After attaching the strip, the twine was also added to the back of the Very Vanilla piece.

Next it was time to build the different layers, adding the seaweed to the background. The layered circles with shapes from the Smooth Sailing Dies (except the anchor), were assembled separately and attached with Dimensionals.

With the twine loosely looped through the anchor to make things easier for us at the end, it was time to create the abandoned rope. The key to this project is to allow the twine to go where it wants, you just guide it along. I really love the way it twine wraps around the seaweed and creates a loop. The crossover of the loop is held in place with a glue dot.

Smooth Sailing Dies. Project designed by Karen at HIPPOFROG Designs

Finally, the anchor was attached and twine knotted to the top and frayed at the ends.

I know that one of the attendees had popped their card in the post later that day.

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Happy crafting

Karen Young HIPPOFROG Designs

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SMOOTH SAILING DIES2 1/4" (5.7 CM) CIRCLE PUNCH2" (5.1 CM) CIRCLE PUNCHNEUTRALS A4 CARDSTOCKVERY VANILLA A4 CARDSTOCKNIGHT OF NAVY/SAHARA SAND BAKER'S TWINESNAIL ADHESIVESTAMPIN' DIMENSIONALSGLUE DOTS