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.

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    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.

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  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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