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Tuesday, 24 March 2015

A Sailing Ship Birthday Card

Hi My Crafty Blog Friends

How has your week been so far? We aren't even half way yet. I can't believe how close we are to Easter it  only a couple of weeks away.

My friend asked me to make this card for her husband after she saw the Save the Date cards I made recently. Her husband is making a sailing ship that comes in weekly parts.


I started with the background I have a set of nautical stamps and I used these to stamp and heat emboss in silver and clear. Then I used three shades of Distress ink to ink over the embossing. 


The background for the ship was cut from a real map and then inked round the edge. I cut the ship three times in brown, white, red and blue using a Signature die from Joanna Sheen. I kept the brown as my base then I cut the relevant bits from the other colours to stick over the top. I also hand cut some black card to go behind the ship to highlight the details. 


I cut the ship's wheel to fill in a space.


I have used this Happy Birthday stamp quite a bit lately it fits so well with the dies.


I do like how this turned out. Making it kept me busy while I waited for the man to come and fix our cooker. It is all sorted now.

I hope the rest of the week is kind to you and that you are able to fit in some crafting. 

Hugs Jackie

28 comments:

Chris said...

What a great card, love the background and the ship. Chris xx

sarah.boirin said...

What a stunning card.x

Jennifer Bradley said...

Hi Jackie, great male card, love how you have done the background and really clever to usea real map as backing to the ship. A really great card. Hugs Jennifer xxx

jane stillman said...

A wonderful card and so apt for your friends husband x

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Jackie and that ship looks great
Gr Karin

Laine said...

Fabulous design and detail Jackie.
Laine
xx

Cazro said...

A fabulously created background. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz with your splendid card. So pleased you got your cooker fixed. Caz

Tracy Welham said...

What a fab make, love the background you have created. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Natalia Smith said...

Brilliant card Jackie, love the design and great die x

Donna Mosley said...

Great card Jackie, love it!

Donna x

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Jackie, love the nautical theme.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Pollard Carole said...

Perfect card your friend will love it its such a great design Love and hugs Carole x

Jan Ltc said...

This is great Jackie xx Jan

Andrea W said...

Very cool card! I really like all your stamped and embossed details in the background paper. So glad you shared your creation at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Andree said...

A fabulous maritime card Jackie. The background and ship are wonderful xx

Jackie said...

A suoerb card Jackie, I love all sailing ships/boats :o)
Jackie xx

Cindy Groh said...

I love your masculine card. Would you let me showcase your card and share a link to your blog post in what I call Manly Monday? It's a post on my blog where I share masculine cards (of all ages) as inspiration for my readers. If you are interested, please email me a direct link to your card so I can find it at grohcm at gmail dot com and I will add you to the lineup for the following Monday. I hope to hear from you.
Cindy at Cre8iveCindy

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Awesome papers and gorgeous die cuts you used on this card. Just perfect. I can see why Cindy wants to feature your work on her Manly Monday posting!

Kate M said...

Fabulous card - love the design and lovely colours.
xx

Lea Brawn said...

Wow what a great male card. Love it! X

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Hi Jackie...Brilliant male card...great die cuts and details...Joolsx

Amber at Sequin Stitches said...

Super card Jackie, the embossing looks really good!

Pat K said...

Fabulous card Jackie with wonderful detail, especially the embossing.
Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz this week. Pat K (GDT)

Carole Z said...

Hi Jackie, sorry I though I had commented already but looks like it didn't register! Love this card, super embossing and I love the image, hugs Carole Z X

Helen said...

A really great card - love the way you've used the different coloured die cuts on the ship.

Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Helen x

Kimbo said...

Great card, I really love the background

Thanks for playing along at Cardz 4 Guyz this week and hope to see you again soon x

heather said...

Your friends husband will surely treasure this gorgeous card !

Diane said...

Hi Jackie
This is lovely, reminds me a bit of the blue peter ship! Love the use of the map in the background. Take care love Diane xxx