Saturday, October 5, 2019

Seas the Day

     Here is an uplifting card. The only patterned paper is the blue stormy paper in the center (and the anchor on the inside of the card). I used a wave embossing folder and ran white pigment ink over the top. The port hole is cut from a Silhouette file. I ordered this gold paper form The Paper Mill. I was introduced to it in a card class taught by the owner of La La Land. I also added nail head stickers from my stash.

     The 1/8 inch natural linen ribbon is another of my favorites. I keep a bunch of it on hand from Hobby Lobby. I wait for the 1/2 price per roll sale. The sailboat, bird, embossing folder, anchors, sentiments, and rope trim all come from Stampin' Up. I ordered the entire suite called "Sailing Home". I am looking forward to making more projects with the paper that is included in this package.

Card Sketch #15
     I used this sketch by Heather Hall to construct this card. 

     The background is not patterned paper. I used ivory card stock. I scored every inch. Using a cheapo brown ink pad (I keep just for this purpose) hold the ink pad upside down and drag in the same direction as the scoring. Voilá! Woodgrain background. Another example of a card using this method can be seen here.

     The circles on the inside of the card are the leftovers from the circles on the front of the card. I love making the inside of the card using the scraps on the table.

Inside of Card

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Kaiser Craft - High Tide
     Cardstock: Gina K - In the Navy
                                  Sandy Beach
                     The Paper Mill - Gold
     Stamp: Stampin' Up - Sailing Home
                 Gina K - Ocean-Minded
     Dies: Stampin' Up - Smooth Sailing
             Sizzix - Circles
     Silhouette File: Porthole, Whale Tail bu Lizzie Mayne
     Copics: Boat - R22, 24
                Sails - W0
     Ink: Gina K - Chocolate Truffle
                         In the Navy
            Brilliance - Moonlight White
            Ranger - Cocoa
     Embellies: Gelly Roll - Stardust 
     Embossing Folder: Stampin' Up - High Seas
     Embellies: - Gold Nail Heads
                       Sakura Gold Gel Pen
                       Ribbon - 1/8 inch Natural Linen
                       Stampin' Up - Sail Away Trinkets (Anchor)


  1. This is just so adorable Sharon! I love the technique on creating the faux wood background, I will have to try this soon! Great job with the sketch!

  2. Beautiful card inside and out. I love the nautical theme.