Why are there two cards, you may ask? Because they are for my twin nephews' birthday. I always end up making the same card for them, but I change it up a little...this time I changed the colors. Let's start with the anchor. Both the anchor and the frame it is sitting in were made by me using resin, molds and acrylic paint. I use the paint to change the color of the resin to whatever color I want. The anchor is one piece, but is done in two stages. The first pour is the anchor portion, you let it dry and then pour the backing. The frame is a separate mold.
I need to give a shout-out to my friend Vicki Dutcher. She made this awesome card for her son and introduced me to Tagxedo where I made the background for these cards. You can make all kinds of backgrounds in all kinds of shapes. My nephews are in the Navy ROTC at UVA...so I used those three words, plus proud and awesome...because I am so proud of them and they are AWESOME young men. The card on the left was done in black and printed on ivory card stock. The card on the right was altered by me in Fireworks. I changed a number of the letters to various shades of gray, along with the black.
I used a Spellbinder's die for the backing and cut the battleship on my Silhouette Cameo. The image is from their online store. It came with water and a shadow, but I removed those and cut just the ship. Everything was distressed with either black or gray ink. The letters USN are stickers. They were gold, but I colored them with a black sharpie. Finally, I added silver metal bling for interest. I really hope they like them.