The Global Design Project is hosting a Nautical Theme this week. Yesterday, I shared a sympathy card with a nautical theme (you can see it here). Today’s project is a “miss you” card that’s perfect for someone who’s traveling or who’s been away for a while (there’s no requirement that the recipient of this card needs to have traveled away via ancient sea vessel). Here’s my clean-and-simple card:
And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:
- By the Shore Designer Series Paper. I adore the By the Shore Designer Series Paper. The colors are a perfect nod do the ocean, and the patterns are versatile to be used for nautical-themed cards or for cards that aren’t associated with the sea at all. Just take a look at the two pages with bold stripes or the two pieces with an ombre pattern of shades. Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron and Dapper Denim create a beautiful mood in this paper.
- The Wheel. This card started with the ship wheel found in From Land to Sea. You don’t really need much more of an image to place this card as a “traveling” or “you’re away from me” card, right? I tried to showcase the wheel several different ways – must have stamped that thing ten times before arriving at this one. I stamped the wheel in Soft Suede and used a Blender Pen to lightly blend the colors in side the wheel. Here’s where the problem occurred: I added a Dapper Denim Enamel Dot to the center of the wheel to see if I liked it. I didn’t. When I tried to peel it away, it started to tear the paper (because I had already pressed it too hard onto the image). I was not about to stamp that wheel for an eleventh time, so…
- Nautical Colors. This card features two patterns from By the Shore Designer Series Paper. While many of the other pages in this pack of gorgeous papers feature Calypso Coral, I created a nautical feel here with the addition of Real Red. Together with the Soft Suede wheel, these colors all contribute to the overall feel of this card. If you like these colors, too, please save this:
Stamp Sets: From Land to Sea, Happy Happenings Papers: By the Shore Designer Series Paper, Dapper Denim, Real Red, Very Vanilla Inks: Soft Suede, Dapper Denim Accessories: 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes (Dapper Denim), Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to The Global Design Project site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Thoughtful Branches. Customers can now order the AMAZING Thoughtful Branches bundle – if you don’t have it yet, you definitely want it. To read more about this incredible, new bundle, CLICK HERE.