August Guest Designer: Cristina Kowalczyk!

Hello, hello! And happy Friday friends! What better way to kick off your weekend than with some cards by our August guest designer, Cristina Kowalczyk!  She has 3 amazing cards for you today, all using Sailmates! I don't know about you, but I am not quite ready to say goodbye to Summer yet, and these cards are helping me keep it going!
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I'm back! And this week is all about Sailmates. It's such a cute set and so perfectly on trend. 

I made three cards this week. For the first one, I stamped the sailboat image and then used a craft knife to cut out the sails and the boat. Kind of a DIY negative die cut. :) I backed the negative spaces with some strips of paper that seemed nautical-ish. That great little sentiment finished it off. 

 
On the second card I used the "You keep me anchored" sentiment. I just love the font of it. Tres modern. I watercolored some stripes in various shades of blue and teal, let it dry, and then stamped over it. I used a Zig pen to draw a line connecting the "o" to the anchor. 
 And that sentiment struck again on my last card this week. This time I embossed it on navy paper and popped it up. Underneath, I ran some strings of twine, stapled them in place, and added a few stamped elements that I fussy cut. The striped paper along the bottom was sitting on my desk from the first card so I threw it on, too. Nautical to the max. 

Hope you guys all have a great weekend! Thanks again for letting me join in the fun over here! 


Thank you so much Cristina :)

13 comments

  1. Super cute cards Cristina! I love how you hand-cut the inside of the little boat, so cool!

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  2. Such pretty cards!!! Love them!

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  3. Great cards! Happy to see your work again Cristina!!

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  4. Beautiful cards, Cristina!! Your unique CAS style makes my heart go pitter-pat. The negative die-cutting is genius! Hugs!

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  5. Wonderful cards - so creative yet so CAS.

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  6. I love Cristina's CAS style! The 3rd card is my favorite, but I am partial to blue and swimming. LOL Love that anchor!

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  7. Amazing cards!! I love them all! The white card with the twine, steering wheel and anchor is DIVINE!!! I love the cut out sailboat too!! So adorable!! And the final card is so pretty! Love them all!

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  8. Love every single one of these!!! Cristina is just amazing.

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