Friday, 24 May 2013

A Nautical Birthday Card

Evening Everyone
I hope that you are all well and looking forward to your Bank Holiday weekend, well if you are in the UK at least.
I have managed to cross another project off my 'To Do List' today.
A friend has asked me to make a card for her Dad for his birthday. He was in the Navy for a number of years and so when I asked her if she had any suggestions for her card she just said 'Maybe something Nautical'.
I won't share the card that I made for her yet, I don't like to, at least until she has had a chance to see it :O).
However I did have quite a few left over bits, so in my 'use it all up' mode I made another card to add to my stash.
I had ordered several new 'Nautical' stamps from Woodware which arrived yesterday, so I used a couple of them here.
Woodware Clear Magic JGS163 Old Map Frame and JGCL554 Frigate and Stampendous CRR163 Cling Old World Map have all been used here as well as Aged Bronze Frantage Embossing Enamel and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I stamped and Embossed the 'Old Map Frame' onto white card stock using Sepia Versafine ink and clear embossing powder and sponged it with Vintage photo Distress Ink before tearing round it.
The circular panel with the Sailing Ship has been created in exactly the same way with the addition of a little Stormy Sky Distress Ink.
The sails have been painted with thin undiluted bleach.
I added a Compass charm which I found in my stash. I think that it came from The Hobby House at one of the shows that I have attended. They have a fabulous range of items and all so very reasonably priced.
The embossing on the background to the card has been created using 'Cling Old World Map' and Aged Bronze Frantage Embossing Powder.
I would like to enter this into the challenge at Tuesday Throwdown where the theme is 'Sail Away' and ABC Challenges where they want 'Stamped Backgrounds'.
I still have the instructions to write for the class tag tomorrow, but I think that I had better leave that for now as it may not make any sense if I try and write it now while I am tired.
Hugs Kimx


  1. Stunning card! I love the stamps you've used and the colors are really rich -great embossing too! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week!

  2. Fab vintage look and the Bronzing looks wonderful!
    Alison x

  3. Oh Wow - what a fabulous stamped background! Love this card - a great masculine style. Thanks for joining us this week at ABC Challenges.

  4. What a brilliant card for a chap Kim. Super super super.

  5. Wow, lovely job on your card. I love the embossing. I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


    Tuesday Throwdown DT

  6. Kim, this is so classy... love the map, embossed, right? And the nautical theme is fun!

    Thank you for participating in the ABC Challenges challenge this week!


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Hugs Kimx