Thursday, August 12, 2010

Paper Play DT Card - Bon Voyage

Can you believe it is Thursday again! My this week has flown by. Thursday is PaperPlay Challenge day for me and today I am excited to share with you this Bon Voyage card. That is our theme this week - to make a holiday, trip or moving card. I bought the Magnolia Stamp Club this time around and so I decided to use some of my new stamps from this set to make a Nautical themed holiday/summer fun card.
I followed the sketch from Crafting Life's Pieces. It was an enjoyable sketch to use...plenty to fill up a card! The base of my card is Craft Cardstock with Ballet Blue and Next to Navy. I used a Stampin' roller on the Ballet Blue with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I also distressed and inked a lot of the edges.
I used some newspaper as well as some blue and white DP scraps. I added some mesh and a blue rope/shoelace I had in my stash (I have no idea wher it came from!).
I added some Crystal effects on the water.

Over at Magnolia Stamp Lovers the challenge is to use Edwin.
I used this image of Edwin and I really like it. I think he looks quite handsome and confident in his sailor outfit...maybe its the "man in uniform" thing that has got me liking this stamp he he he. There was a little space in the corner so I added the pelican in as well. (Had to google the correct colours for a pelican...havent taken that much notice of the colours on one before.)

I saw this technique with the buttons in Issue 25 of "Australian Simply Cards" magazine and thought I would give it a go. In the magazine they used ribbon, but I used hemp twine to match with my sea theme. You thread the twine through two holes of the button, then go around the card, come back to the top and go through the other two holes.
Something a little different I guess.

I think this card will also suit The Pink Elephant and One Stop Craft Summer Fun challenges. Plenty of Summer Fun involved with sailing the ocean I think!

And lucky last, but certainly not least at Magnolia Down Under and Charisma Cardz their challenges this week is Easel cards. I dont make them very often, but I thought it might be nice to make this card extra special.

Phew! What a long post...if you are still reading you have done well to get here! I hope you join us over at PaperPlay this week with your Bon Voyage card. This week you can win a $15 voucher at Simon Says Stamp...I bet I could put that voucher to good use, I bet you could too!
Thanks for visiting my blog today.

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