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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Nautical themed Father's Day Card

Hi  My Crafty Blog Friends

How is your week going? We have got to what some refer to as Hump Day so technically we are on the run down to the weekend. Not that I am time off obsessed of course.

I am ever wanting to be ahead with my projects just in case some opportunities come up so I have time to fit them in. You never know.  With this is mind I decided to start on  my Father's Day Cards yesterday. I have had the idea for this card for my Father-in-law since I worked with the nautical dies from Tattered Lace a few weeks ago.


You might know that my Father-in-Law is just over 90 and a naval veteran of the second world war. He also volunteered for many years running a Sea Cadet unit near where he lives. He does love cards with a nautical theme and some texture as he is now partially sighted. 


This is the Tattered Lace Sailing Ship die. This has been one of my favourite dies that I have been sent by Tattered Lace. I can see my self using it a lot in the future. I inked the background and I made the port hole with some Tonic circle dies. I cut a circle of acetate to fit inside the port hole to make it look like glass. 


This is the Tattered Lace Anchor die I like how the rope wraps around the anchor. 


The sentiment was cut with a Signature die. 


I know my Father-in-Law will like this card. He is always very pleased with my cards and phones especially to say thank you. I have two more Father's Day cards to make. I am not so sure what to make for the other cards. I will be looking around for some inspiration. 


Enjoy the rest of the week. 

Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

32 comments:

  1. It's a lovely card Jackie, he'll love it! The ship and porthole are brilliant, what backing paper did you use? I'm having a woody woodland look phase so scouting around for wood grain papers lol! My hubby's Grandad was a Navy man also, sadly no longer with us, he would have loved a card like this as well :) Debs x

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  2. Wow this is super Jackie :-)

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  3. Fabulous Fathers Day card, love the nautical theme. Hugs Jennifer xx

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  4. Brilliant Father's Day card Jackie. Very impressed that you are so organised, mine are always last minute at the moment.
    Crafty hugs
    Lesley

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  5. Fabulous card for Father's day! Loving the nautical theme and brilliant ship.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  6. oh this is fab!! Love the nautical theme, perfect for male cards :)

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  7. This is stunning Jackie and sure to be loved. Wonderful design and detail.
    Laine
    xx

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  8. Wonderful nautical card, Love the design. Thank you for sharing with us at Penny's Paper Crafty and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

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  9. This rocks Jackie, great Father's Day card , love all the anchors and embellies. Hugs xx

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  10. Perfect card for your FIL He'll love it they're lovely dies but like the spaceman I can't see me using them unless I win the lottery and can open my own cardcumcraft shop!

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  11. What a fantastic card for your dad, I love all the dies used.

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  12. What a great Father's Day card! I love the dimensions! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Regards,
    TTCRD DT
    Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door
    ttcrd.blogspot.com

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  13. Stunning Father's Day card! Your father-in-law is going to be blown away by this card! I love that ship die!!

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  14. Fabulous Fathers day card Jackie, your F.I.L. will love the theme of this card, he`ll love it for sure.
    Hugs Pam x

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  15. Stunning card the dies are just perfect Love and hugs Carole x

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  16. Your FIL won't like this card, Jackie, he will LOVE this card! (Be ready with your camera to capture his face when he first sees it!!) Your work with shading and detail is genius. That ship totally looks like it is off in the distance through the porthole!! I'm in awe!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

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  17. Wonderful Father's Day card, love the anchor die and card design. A perfect card for your father in law.

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  18. This fabulous Jackie! Very organised too. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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  19. Wow Jackie! This is one amazing card - just perfect for you Father-in-Law. So much detail and also tactile with a perfect theme. I just love this card!

    Lovely to see you in the Playground.

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  20. Wow, Jackie, this is stunning! I love it!
    Hugs,
    Em x

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  21. Brilliant Father's day card Jackie....Great dies....Joolsx

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  22. Another fab nautical-themed project. :)

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  23. Beautifully designed nautical theme, Jackie! Your coordinating elements are marvelous. Fab Fathers Day card. Hugs, de

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  24. Brilliant use of your Nautical Dies! It looks fantastic!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  25. Wow, I love this, some beautiful details here. Ax

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  26. Hi Jackie
    What a fab card and perfect for your father in law, he will be delighted with it. Thank you for sharing
    Love Diane xxx

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  27. A great card - thanks for joining us at Penny's

    Helen x

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  28. Love your card. My husband is home today so I was able to steer him in my direction to take a peek. He said it was very nice indeed. He said, "the rope is tied around the anchor." We all know its not a good thing and I am sure he was thinking that in a not so safe, seaworthy situation but then I read that you said, "This is the Tattered Lace Anchor die I like how the rope wraps around the anchor." and he chuckled. We both enjoyed your card and it is so hard to make cards for the guys in our lives. Any chance you would be willing to send a snippet of these pieces and I could pay you something for it? I have a son just out of the Navy and he would love a card like this for his birthday in July. email me at theresakrout@gmail.com either way. Thanks a bunch. Visit my newbie blog at inkyfingers1.blogspot.com

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  29. Wow !!!!! Love anything nautical !!!
    Hugs Kerry XX

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