• Tag Archives boats
  • Enjoy the Waves


    An all die cut card featuring cute little sailboats, a beautiful rope and anchor undersea frame and some lovely sea themed paper. The main color is a neutral sand with ivory  and navy boat sails and a beautiful blue wavy pattern papaer behind it. It only looks complicated, but it’s actually pretty easy.

    For the Inspiration Challenge, we are visiting The Other Aesthic & their Pinterest Board where I found THIS picture of some beach inspired pillows. I really liked the neutral w/ the navy. After die cutting the large frame, I trimmed it around the edges just a bit then attached it to a slightly larger piece of the blue designer paper. Helpful Tip: Before you attach the 2 pieces of paper together, line them up & die cut the larger circle out of the blue paper, in the section where the circle will go on top. Then cut the smaller circle out of the sand paper in the same area. When they are attached together, they will cover the missing circles in the top frame piece. It keeps you from having to use 2 pieces of paper.  All the boat parts were cut out of ivory & navy & some waves were cut out of the blue and a small section of the sand color.

     For the waves, after attaching them to the bottom of the circle, I ran it back thru the die cutting machine w/ the same stitched circle to trim the excess. The greeting was stamped onto a separate piece of ivory, trimmed closely, & split in half. I attached them to little rectangles of the blue designer paper & added them to the front as shown.

    Thanks
    so much for stopping by!


    Supplies:

    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Swim Party set (greeting)
     Paper:  ivory, sand, navy blue, Brass & Bliss: Life Upon the Sea paper pad
    Ink: Versaclair Blue Belle
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Swim Party set, Under the Sea Cover, Boats #1, Rectangles, Circles, Stitched Circles, Waves dies,   MISTI



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  • Sailboat Birthday



    A fun birthday card with a nautical theme in patriotic colors. Great for a masculine birthday, a birthday near a holiday like July 4th, or anyone who loves seafaring images. Easy to change out the colors to customize to your preference. I think it would look terrific in smokey blues with sand colored accents.


    It’s my turn to host the Featured Stamper Challenge (FS906) so a big congrats to Tanya! She has big, beautiful gallery full of fun scrap pages & lovely cards. I chose THIS card to case. I liked the layout & nautical theme so I kept those. I used different images, dies, a die cut boat instead of a stamped one & two stenciled backgrounds instead of designer paper.

    After die cutting the boat, waves & little frames, I popped up the boat & frame & put it all together. I  used an anchor & star stencil on the navy panel. The anchors were stenciled w/ the darkest of the blue ink set & I used a white pigment ink for the stars. The red was done w/ the sailboat stencil & dark red ink & white pigment for the waves.  I liked the white torn edge on Tanya’s but my paper wasn’t white core so I rubbed the white ink over the torn edge. The two panels were married together on top of a white panel & die cut w/ the largest stitched rectangle die. The greeting was added onto a little tag.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!


    Supplies:

    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Poetic Peonies (greeting)
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, red, navy blue
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Hero Arts unicorn white, Lumberjack Plaid Distress ink, Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Color Fuse inks set #7
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps:  Stitched Rectangles, Boats #1, Rectangles, Deckled Rectangle Frames, Off Set Tags, Waves dies, Anchors/Stars & Boats/Waves Stencils, Blending Brushes,  MISTI



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  • Sea You Soon



    Some designer paper and a few dies are all you need to make this nautical card. Use whichever colors float your boat! I went with a deep blue for the frame and some neutrals for my lighthouse. The frame and scenic paper really steal the show.

    For the Inspiration Challenge this week, we are visiting Unshattered & their Pinterest Board. I used the colors in THIS bag for my inspiration.

    I knew I wanted to use this paper & I also wanted a lighthouse so i picked some tans & blues & die cut several lighthouses then pieced them together. The idea I had in my head was to make a dk blue frame w/ the paper showing thru the middle. When I saw the sea frame I decided that was what I wanted & in order to have the paper show thru, I die cut an oval in the center. The designer paper was cut w/ an oval slightly larger than the cut out & the paper was placed behind it. The lighthouse was popped up & placed on top of the frame. I used a tag for the greeting & attached it. Pretty simple to make!

    Thanks
    so much for stopping by!


    Supplies:

    Stamps: Brass & Bliss: Swim Party set (greeting)
     Paper:  Staples 110# white, ivory, tan, lt blue, dk blue, Brass & Bliss: Life Upon the Sea paper pad
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Swim Party set,  Under the Sea Cover, Lighthouse, Off Set Tags dies,  MISTI



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