Nautical Birthday Card
Hmmm… water, a button, and a raised frame with a recesses image. These are the requirements for the challenges I had in mind when I made this card!
It is being entered in the StampTV MIUM Challenge – STV14MON40 – “Over the Deep Blue Sea” where, in honor of Columbus Day, we were to make a water themed card. We could use nautical images, rain, snow… anything that has water. (http://stamptv.ning.com/forum/topics/mix-it-up-monday-challenge-stv14mon40-over-the-deep-blue-sea)
It is also being entered in the Mod Squad Challenge “Who’s Got the Button?” where we were create a card with a button on it. A real button, not just a paper one, or one in the image. (http://modsquadchallenge.blogspot.com/2014/10/whos-got-button.html)
(It was originally being entered in the StampTV Release Party Challenge where we were to make a card with a recessed focal image, but I changed my mind and removed it.) (http://stamptv.ning.com/forum/topics/release-party-challenge)
For this card, I used stamps from the Gina K Designs “By The Sea 2” and “Follow Your Dreams” sets. The ink was Gina K charcoal brown. Card stock used was Gina K Designs charcoal brown, blue denim, and little boy blue. The patterned paper came from the Gina K Designs “Pool Side” paper pack, the BasicGrey “Little Black Dress” paper pad, and a scrap of cloud paper I had in my stash (either Recollections or DCWV – not sure!). The button and jute were from my stash.
I used long strips of Scotch mounting foam tape to pop up the frame. Since the frame was so thin and the tape could be seen at an angle, I needed to color the sides of the tape with Copic Marker W7 so it blended better. (It was white and looked awful with all the warm tones!)
The frame was cut with my Fiskars trimmer since I did not have a die in the correct size for my card. The blade on this trimmer has little notches on the side and there is a ruler printed on the plastic part on which the blade slides back and forth which allows you to cut an interior line at a precise measurement .
I used a Creative Memories double square punch to create my “sand, sea and sky” panels.
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