15 August 2017

Nautica - Die cuts and embossing

I'd sail a thousand seas to see you. I'd travel the world to see you.


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Putting It Together

I had in mind to put together a quick card but then I dithered over what to make and ended up taking longer than I intended *laugh*. If you can believe it, I started out wanting to make a baby or bride card! But, I was looking at the striped paper I recently got from MFT while looking at the MFT colour challenge and.. umm.. nautical started to rumble in my head so I followed that notion.

For the layout, I took inspiration from the #345 Sketch challenge for My Favorite Things.

And the colours from the My Favorite things color challenge.

I die cut a ring from foiled cardstock and the sailboat for colour-core and embossed a panel of blue.  I dry fit them together to see if my idea would work.

I added a hint of Distress ink on the edges of the two background panels before adhering them to the card base.

To add dimension, I used foam mounting tape on the ring and boat. To hold the boat in position on the ring while I added the snips of foam tape, I used a small bit of removable adhesive.

I stamped the inside to match the nautical/travel theme of the front.


My Favorite Things Sketch challenge: #345
My Favorite Things Colour challenge: Coral Crush, Spearmint, Green-Eyed Monster, and Blueberry
Simon Says Stamp Monday: Nautical
Dies R Us: Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers with Dies: Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft: Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown: Anything Goes


  1. What a fun nautical creation! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything using Dies’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  2. Awesome nautical card with the sail boat! Great design! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us this month!

  3. I love your nautical card...awesome design. Thanks for playing along at Dies R Us, so happy you joined us!

  4. Very cute card. Love the suitcase inside. Nice touch. Thanks for playing at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week. Good luck. Debi DT

  5. Such a great card! I like the circle and the embossed sail boat. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!


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