Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Double D, Nautical

Happy 4th Of July....WOW!

A brand new Challenge is up and running over at the Double D Challenge Blog. 
Here is your Inspiration Tile for this Challenge:

I adore this tile!

Here's what I came up with, drawing inspiration from that tile and from my surroundings.  
Lucky enough to live at the beach!

I started by creating my wood grained background, only this time I scored it horizontally!  Backed it with Fun Foam, adding dimension and a nice sturdy place to add the rest of my Nautical card details. 4 metal corner brads.

Using Spellbinders Standard Circles, I layered 2 to create my porthole, I then added some Copper brads for accents, this also was backed with Fun Foam to add even more dimension!

I cut a white piece of card stock using the circle die and masked off sea and sky.  Sponged on Oxide inks and then flicked water all over it.  Gulls stamped in Raven Black ink, from Gina K Designs, By The Sea 2.  Sailboat and starfish stamped in Raven Black ink and colored with Copic Markers.  They are by Simon Says, Sail Away, stamp and die sets.
Sakura Glaze Pen on Starfish.

Inside, Copic Marker colored Sand Dollar die cut and sentiment stamped in Marina Mist ink.

Adhesive Dots

Lots of dimension!

This card will also be entered into the following Challenges;

Crop Stop Party # 41, Bonus Entry: Wood Grained Background
Scrapy Land # 93, Anything Goes
Simon Says Work It Wednesday, The Great Outdoors

Please come on over to the Double D Blog and join in all of the FUN!
You'll be glad you did as there is always a pretty prize up for grabs! 

Here is the FAB prize for this Challenge: 

Thanks for swimming by!



  1. Great card Donna, the colours are fabulous as is the style.xx

  2. Love your nautical card made with your famous "board" technique. The rich, warm colors are fabulous! Have a happy 4th!

  3. oooh! I love the use of those rich caramel colors in your nautical theme - like the polished wood of a boat interior, or the decking and planks all around the marina - or even, just the feel and warmth of sand at the end of the day - it's all so lovely. Donna, your imaginative use of color and shapes is outstanding, especially in this wonderful card! Happy 4th! xx

  4. FANTASTIC!!! Yes you have the perfect surrounds to create such a fabulous card! I love all the detail and dimension! Happy 4th my friend ... enjoy!

  5. OMG! As I said you are a master at the nautical card. Love the layers on this one. Glad you showed them to us.

  6. Fabulous nautical card, Donne! Love the shiplap background you created. The port hole view is another great feature. Stupendous! Happy 4th of July, my friend!!

  7. I love the dimension you included on this gorgeous nautical card! So many fun elements! Thanks for playing along with the twist on the Cropstop blog!

  8. Such a fun card. I love that you made a sunset scene and a porthole. The brads and star fish are the perfect embellishments.

  9. We live near the beach, too, so you'd think I'd make more beachy cards... You had the perfect stamps for this challenge! Love the porthole on wood grain with the adhesive dots that look like brads. It sure makes a great guy card, but any outdoor-loving girl would love this too (like me). Happy 4th, Donna!

  10. So very beautiful and a great nautical themed card design. I love the colors.

  11. What a perfect nautical card. Love everything about it...and again I must say no body does nautical like you. Happy 4th of July

  12. Great nautical card. The brads are the perfect touch. Love how you did the inside.

  13. Fantastic!! I so love what you did with the inspiration, great idea to turn the wood panel to make it look more like a boat background, the porthole is terrific and love your sailboat scene you did with it!!

  14. I love everything about your wonderful nautical card, a fantastic make! xx

  15. Great nautical card Donna! The wood grain background really makes this card pop! So realistic!

  16. Well there you go again creating another amazing background!! A perfect card once again for our nautical theme, love that porthole and the added details...FABULOUS card!!

  17. Such a stunning design Donna. The colors and background are perfect for the nautical theme of your card. I love all the details.

  18. I love the colors on this one. The scene through the port hole is wonderful. What a great nautical card!

  19. Fabulous creation, love the design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Scrapy Land. Hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Sherry x

  20. Oh wow, this is soooo, so nautically!!! I really, really love it. You have totally created a mood from the Mood Board, great colors and design!!!

  21. Gorgeous card! I love the nautical theme and the sea stars are a great addition to your porthole window! Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapy Land Challenges!!

  22. Great nautical beauty. Simply striking with so many details, that are eye catching. Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenges.
    Berni DT