Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Ship ahoy

We have a masculine theme going on this month over on our challenge blog with 'Only men allowed' so I thought I'd join in here with a nautical theme aimed at the men...


This is an ivory/cream A5 card so I cut a black mat and some vintage themed backing paper and edged it with Vintage photo DI before mounting it. I have some very old nautical stamps in my box so out they came, stamped in black archival ink and then torn. They too have been edged and mounted:
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Some Tim Holtz Tissue tape (Nostalgic set) has been added before overlapping the stamped pictures:

This beautiful Spellbinders anchor die is quite large and makes for a fabulous feature on a project. Cut a second time in black, to offset underneath, makes it pop:
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Some very old Spellbinders slide mount dies came next, used to cut, emboss and stencil with Treasure gold, to frame some brass charms. Additional interest has been added with some words from Tim's Chit chat stickers, a corner die and some Cheery Lynn gears:
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Layering up and adding a metal corner:

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Top right:

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Thanks for stopping by, our next post will be Friday when Gabrielle will be here.

Chris xxx


  1. I cannot decide where to start - the background is beautiful, I absolutely love the fabulous anchor and the way you have added the 'shadow', those little picture frames with the charms are stunning with their ornate and very beautiful pattern on them and the map, the ship, the metal corner and cogs - all are fantastic. I love this - a lot!! Off to pin this beauty. Hugs, Anne xx

  2. Fabulous card Chris - I agree with Anne where do you start! The stamping is stunning and the layering absolutely fabulous. How did I miss that anchor die !!!! Any sailor (or non sailor!) would love this. Jennie x

  3. Love the theme, great card :)

  4. Fabulous nautical neutrals! And those images are wonderful...
    Alison x