Monday, 25 July 2011

A nautical coloured sailboat card for a man

With MIL and FIL staying over at the weekend for dogsitting duties, we also managed to squeeze in a little crafting too (hey, I'm sure it must be compulsory whenever you get two crafters in the same room, lol). Masculine cards were very much the order of the day and so I turned to Sail Away which I think is just ideal for this. I opted for a nautical colour scheme to go with it.

Stamp sets: Sail Away, Plane and Simple (sentiment)
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Black Stazon, Night of Navy, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Real Red Marker
DSP: Regals Patterns Stack
Punches: Modern Label, Word Window
Bigz Die: Top Note
Other: Metallic Brads, Metallic Eyelets, Linen Thread
Tools: Big Shot, Crop-a-dile, Aquapainter, Sponge Daubers, Mat Pack

The card base is an A6 portrait of Night of Navy. Top Notes were die cut from Real Red card and Watercolor Paper and the Watercolor Paper one was then hand cut along the perforated design. The boat was stamped in Black Stazon onto the Watercolor Top Note and again onto a scrap of Whisper White card. Aquapainters were used with Watercolor Wonder crayons to colour the sky and the sea and once the paper was dry the boat was coloured with the Real Red marker (to give it a more intense "pop"). The Whisper White version of the boat was used to cut out the sails and adhere them over the sails of the Watercolor version so that they look bright white. The edges of the layer were sponged with Night of Navy ink before adhering direct to the Real Red Top Note and adding Antique Brass Brads at each corner. The sentiment was stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Very Vanilla card and punched out with the Word Window. It was adhered direct to a Modern Label punched from Night of Navy card and Antique Brass Eyelets were set into either end with the Crop-a-dile. Linen Thread was threaded through the eyelets and knotted before popping up the labels on dimensionals and adhering the Linen Thread behind a mat of striped Night of Navy DSP. This mat was adhered direct to the card front and the sailboat image was popped up on dimensionals.

Recipe (Inside)
Stamp sets: Sail Away, Sincere Salutations (sentiment)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla
Ink: Night of Navy

For the inside the sailboat stamp was inked with Night of Navy and then stamped off once onto scrap paper before stamping again onto the Very Vanilla insert. The sentiment was stamped directly with more Night of Navy ink.

And a little bit of news! ... I'm hoping to move in the next day or so. No, not house (way too much work involved there!)

I'm just moving virtually, to what I hope will eventually be a bigger and better website. It's nearly ready, so next time you stop by here, you may find a link directing you to the new site. I really hope that you'll follow me over there (I hate being a Billy No Mates, lol).

Sara xx


Aileen said...

Love your nautical cards. i have this stamp but haven't been so creative with it yet. x

Elizabeth said...

Fabby man card - and I love the boat line-stamped inside too.

And I will follow you anywhere Sara. X