Friday, April 3, 2015

Calm Seas & Smooth Sailing

Good Morning! 

Today is the Hubby's Birthday!  His 'cake' will be picked up from Marion's Pie Shop it's a Lemon Meringue Pie, his favorite.....not a fan myself, but it will make him happy!

Today's card will be entered in the Challenges at Mod Squad, Tic-Tac-Toe and the bonus one at  Stamp TV, April Foolery, You Need Two Shape(s) Up!

Mod Squad Tic-Tac-Toe

Top To Bottom Diagonal; Sponging, Die, Rhinestones/Pearls (I assume brads are in this group) 
I used the Gina K Designs stamp set, Enjoy The Sunshine, a handy Kit to have.  Lots of wonderful images and great sentiments.  My 2 shapes are the rectangles, 2 for the sentiment and a nice wood grain background I created using my Scor Pal and different colored inks.  The card base may even be counted as a rectangle too.  Using Spellbinders Classic Circle dies I created the life saver and then wrapped it with thin Jute Twine and popped it up on 3D dots over my sailboat image which was colored with Copic Markers.  Not Quite Navy Ink, Stickles on the water, some burlap and little brads for accents.

He truly is my anchor and my rock!
I haven't decided if I will use this for his birthday card or not.....hmmmm
Thanks for popping in!


  1. Love all the texture and dimension you added to this card. The twine wrapped around the port hole is fabulous. I bought some burlap but I always forget about it. Why??? It looks so great especially om masculine cards. The background paper is one of my favorite techniques. Great colors too. I can't seem to come up with any ideas here lately..... made a couple of cards but I don't like them. Thanks for playing so often. I knew this would be a challenge that would work with lots of other challenges and you know how I like that.

  2. So perfect for your location and just the right touch of masculine for his special birthday card. Love how you colored the sailboat. Looks like it is shinning in the bright sun. A delightful birthday card.

  3. The Queen of Nautical Cards did it again. This is fabulous. I love the bright sailboat and the burlap & twine.

  4. Happy, happy birthday to Tom!!! This card is amazing. Wrapping the twine around the "porthole" is genius, and I love how you used the burlap too. Great layout and colors, I just love everything about this!!!

  5. Happy birthday to Tom! Sure is awesome for a birthday card! Love the port hole and the sailing ship. It's like looking through a peeping Tom hole. Lol.

  6. I LOVE this! The burlap and your life saver with the jute is perfect!