Sunday, June 19, 2011

A little something for Dad...

I just realized the last time I posted anything was Mother's Day and now here I am jumpin' in here again with a Father's Day card. Oops. Time is seriously getting away from me! Bad, bad blogger!

Anyways, a little about the card--

I love all things nautical. I really have no idea why, it's not like I sailed as a kid or even lived near the ocean. In fact, I was pretty landlocked growing up out in the middle of the country. That's probably the reason, huh? This is a stamp set out of the SU! summer mini called The Open Sea. I LOVE it! It pairs up really nicely with the DCWV Tradewinds stack, of which I think I bought 3 or 4 of the matstacks. But I'm not a hoarder or anything...just love me some old map papers! So that's the paper the ship is mounted on and I used a Tim Holtz mask with Vintage Photo ink on there as well. The blue and red papers are SU! Nautical Expedition from the summer mini, the border is an EK Success braid punch, the ledger is stamped on a PTI die cut, twine is PTI, chunky eyelet is WeRMemory Keepers, and the alpha is an old, old, oldie but goodie, QK Empire classic.

I lifted the idea of the ship sails from this awesome card here. I first stamped the ship in Memento London Fog on a piece of white cs and then colored in the sails a little bit with Prismacolor pencils. Then I stamped the ship in Memento Rich Cocoa on a piece of kraft, cut the sails out of the white ship and glued them on the kraft one. Simple, and I think it gives it that little extra wow factor.

Hope everyone's enjoying summer and finding time for some crafty fun!


  1. this is one fab card ! great men card,
    greetings, martina

  2. great Father's Day card!!! Love the misting!

  3. What a great card! I love the dimension of the listing and the ship in the card! The tag is supper cool too!!! Thanks for sharing !