Ahoy There

By Taheerah | 14th April 2013 | 10 Comments

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday! Goodness me, where has the weekend gone?!

Well my crafting groove seems to have completely deserted me this weekend! I am still creating but God is it slow. And I am so late with my posts, as you have been able to see! I hope to be back to a normal routine for tomorrow, lol!

Anchors and nautical themes in general seem to be trending quite a lot at the moment, so I thought I’d put together a card today with my own spin on it. I have yet to purchase a stamp set that is purely nautical so I do plan to revisit this trend more once I have!

What do you think? I’m really digging this!

I started with a Stamper’s Select White card base and adhered some torn strips of True Blue Fan cardstock onto it. I really like the unevenness of the stripes, the torn edges make it really rustic!

I then stamped one of the circles from Uniko Studio’s Background Builders: Round In Circles using Versamark ink and heat embossed with WOW! Metallic Gold Rich Pale embossing powder. I punched it out with a 1 1/4″ circle punch then punched out the centre with a 1″ circle punch. I stamped the anchor from Bountiful Banners and heat embossed in the same way, punching out with a 1/2″ circle punch. Both were adhered to the base using Pinflair Glue Gel.

Finally I created the sentiment using Bountiful Banners. There is no ‘Ahoy’ sentiment in there so I built it from the letters from other sentiments in the set. I never make life easy for myself! I think it turned out okay though, albeit a little tiny bit uneven! But hey, uneven = rustic here, lol!

Well, I had better go eat something then carry on crafting! I hope I can start to create more prolifically soon! In the meantime I would love to know what you think of this card before you head on your way! Thanks so much for stopping by, I’ll see you again soon!


10 thoughts on “Ahoy There”

  1. HUGE fan of this one!!! Too bad you didn't have it for the nautical call from awhile ago, or we would have been seeing this in the glossy pages for sure! Nautical and gold embossing … love!!

  2. I love this card; top to bottom! The torn strips really caught my eye, and I think they look absolutely awesome. You are so resourceful, using that mini nautical stamp to create this amazing card!

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