Sunday, September 9, 2012

The Open Sea


My brother's birthday is today and since he recently purchased a boat, I knew I wanted to create a nautical card for him.  I've pulled out The Open Sea by Stampin' Up!  When this stamp set was offered I told myself I didn't need it, but eventually I gave in after seeing so many wonderful cards with it.

I started with a piece of Naturals Ivory and randomly stamped the globe image in Chocolate Chip ink.  The ship's log was stamped in Crumb Cake and mounted to a piece of Not Quite Navy.  Both were cut from deckled rectangle dies.  Sponging around the edges was done in ColorBox Chalk Creamy Brown and Dark Brown.


The porthole was created from classic circle dies and popped up.  Birthday Wishes was stamped in VersaMark and embossed with gold embossing powder on a ribbon banner.  An antique brad and anchor finish it off.  Everything was mounted to a Not Quite Navy card.


A peek at the inside


So here's wishing my brother a Happy Birthday!  May you have many more :-)  I'm linking with Make It Monday, Make It Pretty @ The Dedicated House, Inspire Me Monday @ Create with Joy and Crafty Tuesday @ Blueberry Craft & Hobby.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  The Open Sea, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Paper:  Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip, Naturals Ivory, Crumb Cake
Ink:  Close to Cocoa, Brocade Blue, Crumb Cake, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Distress Antique Linen, ColorBox Chalk Creamy Brown, ColorBox Chalk Dark Brown
Accessories:  Antique Brad, Vintage Brads, Spellbinders Large Classic Circles #5, Small Classic Circles #5, Large Deckled Rectangles #5, Small Deckled Rectangles #5, Nested Lacey Pennants, Sky Blue Shimmerz Paint, Linen Thread
Techniques:  Embossing, Sponging, Blender Pen
Card Size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

26 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous card Donna, love what you did with the circles.
great idea.

greetings karin

Sharon Souter said...

I think this is one of the best cards you have made so far. I love the effect you have achieved with the porthole. All together its absolutely stunning!

Infuse With Liz said...
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Infuse With Liz said...

Oh my! That is so nice! Every time I see one of your cards I think it's my favorite! Each one is a masterpiece!

Cynthia said...

Great card as usual. Very pretty. Happy Birthday to your brother.

Cynthia

Rosemary said...

Donna Love it !

Cheryl said...

I love your nautical theme Donna! Beautiful.....

Karen said...

What a gorgeous card! It's a little work of art. Love the porthole and the vintage style. Hope your brother has a wonderful day. xx

Terry said...

Gorgeous card, Donna. Your brother might get boat envy after seeing this! lol

Hugs,

Terry

Pam~ said...

Fabulous card for your Brother, Donna! This is stunning! Love the colors and layout you used!

Chris said...

It is a beautifu card, Donna! Your brother is going to love it!I just spent the day on the ferry going to North Haven to see our daughter. What a beautiful day it was on the water!!

Loz said...

Your card and colouring is so Beautiful Donna..Popping by from MIM for a Visit..Loz

Faye's Paper Passion said...

Hello. Your card is Sooo Beautiful. I saw this on MIM..Faye

Debra Miller said...

This is a beautiful card - love everything about it. Saw it on MIM. Deb

Rene said...

This is gorgeous! I love it! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck,
Rene ;D

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

What a work of art, Donna--so many layers and details to create this wonderful nautical finished piece. Beautiful!

Katz Tales said...

How pretty! Funnily enough we were talking about sailing ships the other night in the pub and how they were the first to make the earth a global village in the 1500s.

Mrs.B said...

This is a great card, love your stamped layers - saw this on MIM
Avril

catherine said...

This is just a stunning card Donna. Love the image and the layout to it. Saw you over at MIM and came for a closer look. So glad I did
x catherine

Lauren said...

So very lovely. I like the touches of blue linking it all together. The porhole looks fantastic and I love that antique brad.
I'd love to invite you to consider The Lollipop Ladies if you're looking for a new challenge blog - http://thelollipopladies.blogspot.com.au/ It would be great to see more of your work.

KER said...

perfect masculine card...the blue and brown with the vintage look of the images really makes this card stand out

Rhonda Langley said...

I love what you did with this set! My favorite part is the port hole with the brads! I think I have to CASE this one!

Carolina Little said...

I absolutely ADORE this card!!! Gorgeous!!!

Ewa Kelly-Miksa said...

Donna, the card looks amaizng!

Debra said...

That is beautiful! Lucky Brother! :)

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
My entries are: #23, #109, and #213.
I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…
Hugs,
Julia

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