Saturday, April 9, 2011

Just can't get enough!

I just can't get enough of the nautical theme - and what a better theme for some Father's Day cards for the Operation Write Home Father's Day challenge I stamped up 6 ships and then designed these in no time.

The acrylic block background works so well with the boat stamp. It can look like clouds or even a stormy sky. Stamp Set: Sail Away (from the summer mini catalog - available May 1) Teeny Tiny Wishes

Card Stock: Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Nautical Expedition DSP (from the summer mini catalog)

Ink: Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue

Embellishment: Baker's Twine (from the summer mini catalog)

Punches: Tag punch - both sizes, Crop-a-dile

On the Cherry Cobbler paper for this one I used Versamark and a small star from the Seeing Stars stamp set to make a random design.

This uses a sheet of the Nautical Expedition DSP. Next time I will use Crumb Cake ink as the background for the stamped image to try to blend it a little more with the DSP coloring. The ribbon is a retired Real Red grosgrain.

And another sheet of the Nautical Expedition DSP with the retired Real Red ribbon. After tearing the DSP I rubbed some Early Espresso ink along the edge.

Another sheet of the Nautical Expedition DSP was used here. This one has several knots scattered throughout the design so it was fairly simple to line one up so you could see it on the card.

And for this one I tore the edges of the Whisper White and rolled them using the side of the paper piercing tool. I did the faux suede technique on the Real Red and then tore along the bottom edge. I did stamp Happy Father's Day using the Frost White shimmer paint. It shows up much better in real life.

Hope you have enjoyed my little sneak preview. I will most likely be planning a share for some items in the summer mini - probably a combination of the baker's twine and the DSP. Watch for details after May 1.


Jan Hunnicutt said...

Mary your Nautical themed Father's Day cards are wonderful, I love them all! It's fun to see someone else inspired by a stamp set and create several cards. Sometimes I feel like I can't get "enough" of a certain stamp, sketch layout, etc. Thanks for playing in our challenge at Operation Write Home!

Mary Cavalier said...

Thanks Jan - they are all packed up and ready to mail next week :-)

Shari Winterstein said...

These are wonderful cards. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. I am looking forward to using these new products often. Thanks for blessing my day. :)

Nancy Keller said...

Wow, what awesome nautical man cards :) I love them - these cards make me want to visit the ocean. :) Thanks for sharing!

Paula S. said...

These cards all all nice! I agree Nautical themes make guy cards for sailors and non-sailors alike. Beautiful work.