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Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Nautical Birthday

Hello, everyone!  Today's card is one I made for my brother for his birthday. He and his wife have traveled extensively all over the world. So I thought it befitting that I create a birthday card with that in mind. 

I began with creating a panel that would set the stage for my focal point. I wanted to create the look of old wood so I scored a piece of kraft card stock every inch or so. Next, I used a Memento Rich Cocoa ink pad and swiped down on the scored panel. This gave it the look of weathered wood. A circle was cut in the center where a port hole would be created.

In my next step, I die cut the port hole using Sue Wilson's Porthole die in GKD Silver card stock. A piece of acetate was adhered to the back of the porthole and then positioned over the cut out circle using dimensionials.

On GKD Pure Luxury White card stock I created clouds using a template and Memento Summer Sky ink. Flying birds (stamp unknown) were stamped on the sky background in Memento Tuxedo Back ink. The boat was die cut twice, once in white and again in brown card stock, with a die from Sue Wilson's Nautical Accessories set. The sails on the brown boat die cut were snipped off and then the brown boat was paper pieced over the white. This was then adhered with deminsionals to the sky background panel. Waves in GKD Little Boy Blue card stock were cut from the same accessories die set and adhered to the panel.

Next, it was time to put the porthole together.  The sky background was positioned behind the porthole and attached with dimensionals.  This was then matted with white card stock and adhered to a panel of Little Boy Blue card stock and then afixed to my white base card.

As my final step I die cut some nautical accessories (anchor, telescope, wheel) in silver and brown card stock, respectively, using Nellie Snellen's Nautical Accessories die set. My sentiment was computer generated and cut with a die from Spellbinders Lacey Pennants. All were then adhered to my card front with dimensionals.

This completed my project and I was so pleased at the way it turned out, especially the weathered wood panel. It actually looked like real wood, although the photo doesn't do it justice.

Hope you enjoyed this post. Thanks so much for stopping by and do come back.


Verna Angerhofer said...

What a great card. I love the nautical theme.

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my gosh, this is just beautiful, Olga. I love all the dimension, and your colors and papers are perfect. Your brother will LOVE it!!!!