“Shore” Grateful Thank You Card

“Shore” Grateful Thank You Card

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This thank you card was made for friends who took my sons with them to their shore house for a weekend.  While there, they went crabbing which they really enjoyed.

This card is being entered in the Perfectly Rustics Design Challenge No. 37 – Sentiment (Not Birthday). The focus of this challenge is the sentiment on the card, but NO HAPPY BIRTHDAY sentiments are to be used in this challenge!  They want us to think outside of the standard (most commonly used sentiment) and come up with something different than Happy Birthday.  My card is a thank you card with “I’m Shore Grateful!” as the sentiment to reflect the shore theme of the card and the actual purpose of the note. (http://perfectlyrustics.com/2014/12/01/prdc-37-sentiment-not-birthday/)

I had seen a card done by Carole Renneker with this technique to create the look of water, and I was excited to try it for this project.  Click HERE to see how it is done.

The paper I used for the card front and the panel behind the “water” is from the K&Company paper pack shown below.  The name of the pack (TC Travel Specialty Paper) is in really small print in the lower right hand corner.

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I used Gina K Blue Denim card stock for the card base and the second layer of the top panel, and I also used scraps of brown and red from the Authentique Seasons:  Autumn 6×6 paper pack for the greeting panel, anchor and wave swirl.  The stamps I used for the fish, crabs and greeting were from the Gina K Designs “Fishing You The Best” mini stamp set and were stamped with gina k faded brick ink.  I used the Spellbinders Superelipse die for the frame, although if I had to do it again, I’d choose a different shape since these dies don’t nest well, and I had to use my Silhouette to create the inner mat frame on the blue piece.  For the wave swirl and anchor, I used dies from the Spellbinders Nautical Frame and Accents set. I hand-cut the crabs and fish.  All the edges were inked with gina k dark chocolate ink.  The netting is from AC Moore.  And I used blue LA Looks hair gel for the water.

Here are a few close-ups:

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Thanks for checking out my card project!

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6 thoughts on ““Shore” Grateful Thank You Card

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