Spellbinders | Dawn Woleslagle – Fair Winds Collection

Hi everyone!

There is something about being by water that soothes my soul. I tried to capture that feeling in my card for today.    I hope you like it!

The background for this card is made using the new Uncharted Waters stencil set from Spellbinders.  It is part of the Fair Winds Collection designed by Dawn Woleslagle.  It’s a 6-piece layering stencil set that creates the most beautiful scenes – and you can use (or not use) different parts of it based on the scene you are creating.

I took a slightly different approach when ink blending this background:  rather than filling in the stencil openings with ink blending, I only inked the outside edges of each shape.  This left a lot of white space on the inside and gave the card a softer feel.  I encourage you to try this approach if you haven’t already – I think you’ll like the results.

I framed my stenciled background and added a couple of nautical-themed die cuts to pull the card together and give it some dimension.  I used a silver metallic cardstock for the anchor, but I used my sand eraser over it to remove a bit of the shine and make it look “less new”.  

A few clear, domed gems and this card is complete!

What do you think?  Does it give you a peaceful feeling?

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you have a wonderfully creative day!



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  1. Charlene

    Oh, this is just so lovely! You always do such beautiful creations and I’m so impressed with your creativity. I just seem to learn and get inspired from your cards and so want to thank you for sharing with us. Keep them coming!

  2. Bonnie

    Your stenciled scene is amazing! Thanks for sharing the tip about leaving the inside of the images white. Love the aging on the anchor. A brilliant idea to use the sand eraser on it!


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I fell in love with card-making many years ago and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. I love trying out new techniques and finding the perfect color combination for whatever I’m creating.

By nature, I am an uber-organizer and a steadfast planner, but as you’ll see, my creations are much more fluid. And while I love color theory, the concept of lights and shadows, and the importance of depth and perspective – these are not things I worry about when it comes to my creations.

I simply find joy in creating and delight in sharing.

I hope that by sharing my cards and other art with you here on my blog I can inspire you to create something you love!


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