Thursday, 4 July 2013

Sail Away....

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well.  I would like to say welcome to my shiny new members ~ thank you for joining.  Also a very happy Independence Day to all of you over the pond in the USA.

Today I am sharing a card I made for my Step Brother who is 40 today, he lives by the sea and used to have a boat, so I thought this image was perfect. 


I had the idea of making it look like you are looking through a ships porthole, but it took me a while to work out how to do it (I know I can be a bit thick sometimes)!  I eventually ran the metallic card stock through my Grand Calibur a couple of times using my Nestabilities circles.  For the waves I played around with a circle punch, because do I have anything that will cut or punch wave shapes in my massive stash? ~ Of course not!

I was very pleased with the result and those glittered numbers I have used for the 40 are fabulous, they came as part of a free gift and I'm hooked, so I had to rush away and order every colour available ~ LOL!

CARD RECIPE

Image: Papertrey Ink ~ 'Men of Life' stamp set
Backing Papers: Fancy Pants ~ 'Etcetera' (woodgrain), Blue Pearlescent from stash, Brown ~ Docrafts Papermania Capsule Collection ~ 'Warm Sunshine' and the Sails on the boat were fussy cut out of The Scrapcake ~ 'Summer City'
Sentiment: Lakeland greeting banners (no longer available ~ sorry)
40: Dovecraft ~ Glitter Alphabets in Charcoal
Porthole: Silver metallic card from stash
Spellbinders Nestabilities ~ Standard Circles Small
Josy Rose Nail Heads
Ribbon from stash

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Twisted Tuesday Challenges ~ 2TC53 ~ Sailing The Seven Seas
Imagination Crafts Challenge #1 ~ Anything Goes
Scribbles Designs Challenge #6 ~ Manly Men, Masculine & Dads
Craft And Me Challenges #138 ~ Anything Goes
Bearly Mine ~ Challenge #93 ~ Anything Goes

Well that's me for today ~ thank you for stopping by and all your lovely comments ~ I get a little thrill every time I see another comment has been left ~ I know sad isn't it?

18 comments:

Sharon said...

This is fab Bev. I love the boat and design. I am sure your step brother will be thrilled.
Hugs Sharon. x

Dagmar said...

wow - such a fantastic Card - it´s great!!!!!

sam21ski said...

This is perfect Bev, really love that wood effect background

Hope everything is okay and Sorrel is continuing to do well

Sam xxx

Lynne said...

Beautiful card!! It really does look like you are looking through a port hole!! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous and absolutely perfect.
luv
Debby

Melina said...

love this! Great nautical themed creation! thanks for joining us in our "Sailing the Seven Seas" challenge at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

Sandy Sommerfeld said...

What a fun card! You did a great job with the nautical theme!

Thanks for joining us at Scribbles Designs Challenge...

Sandy S
SDDT

Lizzie R said...

You really nailed that pothole look. Awesome! Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us over at Twisted Tuesday Challenges! Hope to see you again!

The Little Stamper said...

What a great card for a man - I love it! Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine this week.

Sharon x

Vickie Y said...

Love your nautical card and image. Thank you for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

Tracie said...

What a fun card. I really like how you did the metal circle. Thanks for playing with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

Majo said...

Fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

What a beautiful card with a nautical look! Love the DP!

I also really like your blog look - cool owl!

Thank you for participating in the Twisted Tuesday Challenge this week! I hope you'll do so again soon!

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Great card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our SCRIBBLES challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

...and thanks so much for participating in our TWISTED TUESDAY challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper

Hillary Harris said...

So pretty! I just love the colors you used! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!

Kathryn said...

Ab Fab project ! Thanks for joining us at Imagination Crafts Challenge good luck for the top 3 :) xx

Allie Gower said...

Beautiful card.