Sunday, June 11, 2017

Sail Away


 My head is still at the shore and lovin' everything nautical!  Even though my vacation has drawn to a close, I could still keep some lovely coastal memories alive in my craft room today!

For my card, I created a colored embossing paste and used STAMPlorations Anchors Away stencil and added some Distressed Oxide Inks.  The pierced oval frame is from My Favorite Things which I cut from dark blue cardstock and cork.  Then, I colored and fussy cut the sailboat and lighthouse images from STAMPlorations True North set - one of my fav 'masculine' go to sets! - and added the sentiment from STAMPlorations Fond Expressions 2 set.  To finish, I knotted some thick white rope and attached it along the side.


Thanks to these challenges for the inspiration:




17 comments:

  1. Beautiful. I love all things nautical!

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  2. Superb nautical themed card, love all the little details like the knotted rope and anchors. Thanks for joining in with Uniko's masculine challenge.

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  3. This is a really lovely card. I love the colours and the nautical theme. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Sian.

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  4. Fabulous card..love those 'sailor' knots and perfect for our challenge at Double D...thank you for joining us!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

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  5. Wow!! This is fabulous!! I just adore anything nautical and your card is perfection! Thanks so much for playing along at Double D Challenges!

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  6. OH WOW ... this is awesome Kathy! I love your background and also the dimension you've achieved on the ship/lighthouse! GREAT job!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Blue & White’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

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  7. Beautiful card, love all the texture on it
    Thanks for sharing at Cardz 4 Guyz
    Jane

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  8. Brilliant card, love the knotted rope and cork effect. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.
    Pinky

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  9. Perfect! Your stenciled background is fabulous and I love the knotted rope for trim. Love seeing this in our Blue and White challenge at Double D!

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  10. A super masculine card, many thanks for sharing your favourite stamp with us at Stamping Sensations June challenge.

    B x

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  11. awesome card! i love the rope and cork paper, perfect touches! thank you for playing along with us at the simon says stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  12. Your card is stunning, a beautiful labor of love and detail.
    The knotted rope and your amazing background just frames the images perfectly.
    Thank you for playing along with us over at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again next time.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.DT

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  13. Ooh great nautical card. Love your knotted masked background and the little touches like the cork x

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  14. Fantastic nautical card with wonderful detail ~ thanks so much for sharing with us at Cards in Envy! ~ Annie

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  15. Wonderful design. I love the stamping on the cork and the stencile background. Fabulous attention to details for the nautical theme. Thanks for sharing it with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for the next challenge.
    Kathy
    DD DT

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  16. Oh my gosh! Love the background. You definitely captured the beach with the gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing your design in our "For a Special Man/Boy or Father’s Day" Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers!
    :) Pam

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  17. This is amazing! I love the image and the depth you've achieved here. That knotted rope is just fab. Sorry to be so late commenting (Internet issues), thanks for playing along with our masculine challenge at Uniko. Deborah, DT.

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