Monday, March 24, 2014

Sail Away With Me!

Winter can't be over soon enough for me.  I am already thinking of summer, sand and being at the beach.

Here's a beach inspired card I created using Couture Creations Harmony and Secret Treasure Collections of embossing folders and die-cuts.
 
"The art of the sailor is to leave nothing to chance"

The card base is 5 x7 size and cut from kraft cardstock. This is topped with a mat cut from cork specialty paper.  Next, I embossed the lighthouse image using Couture Creations Harmony Collection Lighthouse Embossing Folder on natural canvas.  The nautical theme is all the rage and this embossing folder is no exception.  I gently inked over the embossed image with distress ink to enhance the embossing.  A yellow gold jewel at the top of the lighthouse represents the light.

The ship wheel and anchor from Couture Creations Secret Treasures Decorative Die Collection are cut from cork also.  I adhered the ship wheel directly to the canvas and added black pearls for embellishing.  I gave the anchor added dimension with foam mounting tape and placed it against the ship wheel.

The quote is printed on the natural canvas also and inked along the edges.  I punched a couple of holes and added some yellow twine ties to the pennant shaped tag. The bottom corner is tucked behind the ship wheel while the rest of it is adhered to make it look like it is moving.

Featured  Product
Bazzill Cardstock-Kraft
Claudine Hellmuth Sticky Back Canvas Natural
 Couture Creation Harmony Collection Embossing Folder Lighthouse
 Couture Creation Secret Treasures Decorative Die Collection Anchor
Couture Creation Secret Treasures Decorative Die Collection Ships Wheel
 Couture Creation Cutting Mat
 Couture Creation Foam Mounting Double Sided Tape
 Couture Creation Precision Paper Trimmer
May Arts Burlap String - Yellow
Queen & Co Black Pearls
Recollection Cork Specialty Paper
Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink - Salty Ocean

Hope you enjoyed my nautical inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by...

6 comments:

Beth@Under A Pile of Scrap! said...

Love the beautiful card, Vicki! The cork just really adds something special!

LisaM said...

Love the embossing and cork Vicki. Beautiful card!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Great card! I love the cork!

cebelica said...

This is really beautiful. I love the cork embellishments. Something unique, fun and interesting. Hugs! xx

Stamping With Bibiana said...

great card, love the theme!
thanks for stopping by to my blog during the "Lost Coast designs" and "Stencil Girl" blog hop!
all the comments made my day!
Bibiana

2amscrapper said...

I'm ready to sail away too! this is beautiful--love the embossing and the cork

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