Serene Marine

DRU Challenge #144 – Seas the Day

Feeling a bit more inspired today I took out one of my wave stencils and using some clear Gesso created the background piece. Once the Gesso was dry I sponged colour through the stencil using 3 different blue oxide inks. When dry I added some clear gel gloss on the top and again left it to dry. Die cut the circle and added it to card front. I also die cut the porthole which is from Cottage Cutz using some scrap cs. I added some silver to the porthole nuts and glued the copper piece on top. In my stash I had the little lighthouse so I dug it out and cut off the bottom so it would fit behind the porthole gluing it all as shown. During drying times I had stamped the anchor from a GKD set called My Anchor and fussy cut it as well as the seaweed piece. I added the seaweed near the bottom and then played with placement of the anchor. Before attaching it I took some twine and wound it around the anchor then I placed the long piece around the rest of the card using glue here and there to hold it in place. Glad this isn’t a timed card because it took forever. This is for a male friend but I don’t want a sentiment on the front and will add one inside when I’m ready to mail it.

18 thoughts on “Serene Marine

  1. Thanks Lisa – I’m happy with this one. It worked out more or less as I hoped it would.


    1. You literally made my day with this comment. After my awful mood yesterday I’m glad things are back to mostly normal now. With friends like you in my life I am truly blessed.

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  2. What an awesome nautical card. Your fussy cutting is wonderful. You’ve really nailed the challenge and I’m sure your friend will be delighted with this card.

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  3. I like making nautical cards and when they work out I’m always happy. Glad you like it.


  4. I love that porthole die, and the lighthouse! This is a really great card! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us Challenges, and I hope to see you again! Julie, DT member

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  5. This is great without a sentiment on the outside. Sometimes a sentiment would just detract. I like that anchor and how having the “rope” swirling down like that, it looks like the anchor just dropped off a boat.

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