Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Ship ahoy !

I've made this card for the following challenges:

The ship is from a Tandastamps set that I've had for ages but thought would be great for a Father's Day card. I've stamped it with Midnight Blue Stazon ink then made a frame with circle Nestabilities and blended Faded Jeans Distress Ink around the edge before adding the three eyelets. The embossed card is made using the Distressed Stripes EF. I've blended Weathered Wood and Faded Jeans Distress Inks over it then sprayed it with white matte Crafty Notions colour spray. While the spray was still wet I rolled a baby wipe over the top so that it lifted some of the spray off.

The check paper is Pink Petticoat and it's come out a little bright on the photo. I pierced holes around the edge then hand stitched around it. I used a grid stamp by PaperArtsy as the background for the word 'Dad'.

We've had a lovely warm day here today, just wish I was still on holiday to enjoy it ! I can't believe how quickly holidays go but when you're back at work the days seem to last forever ! Oh well, time to start counting down to the next one, not that I'm wishing my life away !

Thanks for looking


  1. Wow Sue, this has to be my favourite of all your cards to date. I love it. The porthole detail is fantastic as is the embossing. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.

  2. A lovely card, the detail is fabulous, thank you for joining us at TS,
    Angela x

  3. This is gorgeous Sue, a great dads card!

  4. Hi Sue
    A fantastic card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
    hugs Dianne xx

  5. Stunning card Sue, fabulous papers, colours, great image and your details are fantastic, especially the porthole effect.
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at TS.
    hugs Heather xx

  6. What can i say that has not been said a fabulous and perfectly put together card. Love it! xx Zoe

  7. Wow Sue, i totally love this card. So masculine and i love that image. I love all of your cards but this one really stands out!!! hugs Clare xxx

  8. Such a gorgeous card Sue. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this week at TS. Hugs Michele x

  9. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Suzie x

  10. Stunning, a little work of art.


  11. wow Sue I love this...it should be framed and would look perfect in pride of place on a bathroom wall...stunning...thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious challenge
    Mina xxx


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