Sunday, May 12, 2024

Nautical Birthday Card

My hubby's birthday is coming up, so I whipped up this card for him today in between the Mother's Day festivities. He doesn't sail, but I didn't have any fantastic ideas for a card, so I decided to play along with a nautical themed challenge and a few other challenges and came up with this card. Hopefully the next year will be smooth sailing compared to the last few rough years!

Chantilly stamp set
Majestic Blue papers
Kraft, Sapphire, Bamboo & Colonial White cardstock
Heavenly Blue textured cardstock
Sapphire, Outdoor Denim, Crystal Blue, Desert Sand & Bamboo ink
Natural hemp
Edge distressor
Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder
Cricut You Are Here cartridge: sailboat
Pattern: Try a Sketch on Tuesday #646 (I added paper strips in place of the square because the super old paper pack I used had mostly scraps!)

Challenges: Allsorts Challenges #780 Spots and Stripes (embossed spots on the corners + center strip of paper is striped); Retro Rubber Challenges #230 Out to Sea (stamp is from 2013); The Color Throwdown #792


coldwaters2 said...

What a gorgeous nautical themed card I love how you have used the papers to make the background for the boat and the embossed corners a super creation thank you for joining us at Allsorts
lolo x

Liz said...

Great nautical card. Thank you for joining in the Allsorts Challenge this week using the Spots and Stripes option.
Liz xx

brenda said...

A great Ocean inspired masculine card, many thanks for sharing at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Heather said...

Wow, Cheryl, love your colors and paper choices - such a fun design! I think hubs will love it - we're all secretly fascinated with sailing, I think! Thanks so much for playing at Retro Rubber!

Melissa Grant said...

What a great masculine card design Cheryl! I love the staggered strips of paper! Thanks so much for sharing with us at TSOT.

Dena J said...

Such marvelous colors to use for your nautical card. Sand, water, and lovely texture too with the linen paper, embossing, and distressed edges. Fabulous take on the sketch. Thank you so much for sharing your project at TSOT.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Oh my this card is beautiful and excellent interpretation of the sketch, and yet such a great masculine card. Love the patterned papers and techniques for distressing you used on the papers. Thanks for sharing with us at TSOT.

Tanya said...

I love this card!! The strips of DP and the cool sailboat are a great combo!

Laurie Unger said...

What a wonderful masculine card, love all the use of designer paper! Thanks for playing over at TSOT.

Polly said...

Awesome masculine card for your hubby's birthday! Great use of paper strips and distressed edges! Thanks for sharing with us at TSOT!

Claire Grantham said...

Oh my goodness, this is stunning! I love all of your layers, they are amazing. Thank you so much for playing along at Retro Rubber. Claire DT x

creative lady said...

Great nautical masculine card. Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

Melanie R said...

Fabulous card, Cheryl! I love the nautical theme and the rustic vibe. Thank you for sharing with us at TSOT.