Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Happy Birthday to my Husband

It's Steve's birthday today and as he liked the sailing boat card I recently made I made a similar card for his birthday.  This card uses the striped boat instead of the spotty one.

I covered the front of the card blank with blue paper leaving a border around the edge.  I die cut the waves from both blue textured card and white matt card, layering the blue onto the white to create the white tops of the waves. Thankfully I had got my MISTI to stamp the sentiment onto the wave as it was three separate stamps and they took a bit of fiddling around to get them lined up.  I stamped them several times to get a good depth of colour as I was stamping onto textured card - even so, there were some stamped bits missing on 'husband' so I filled them in with a black pen!  These strips were trimmed and attached to the card - the top layer was only attached along the bottom so I could slip the boat between the waves.  I stamped and embossed the boat before using the coordinating die to cut it.  After colouring the boat with Promarkers I attached it to the card with a foam pad behind the sails.  I die cut three clouds,  the largest and smallest were attached to the card with glue and the medium cloud attached with a foam pad.

To make this card I used:
     6" x 4" white matt card blank
     Clearly Besotted 'Sail Away' stamp and die set, Impression Obsession 'Ocean Border' and 'Clouds' dies
     Hobby Art 'General Greetings' stamp
     Versafine Majestic Blue ink
     Promarkers - Chestnut, Forest Green &Ivory, 
     Snippets of pale blue paper, blue textured card, white matt card and white hammer card

I am entering the following challenges:
     Pearly Sparkles Challenge - For the Boys/Men
     Seize the Birthday - All About Summer

Kath x


meg said...

Many happy returns to Steve, hope he has a great day, a fabulous scene Kath, love the boat onthe waves and your sentiment, thank goodness for stamping platforms.

Stamps and Paper said...

Happy Birthday to your Hubby Kath....I'm sure he loved his nautical card


Pat said...

This is a great card for your hubby Kath and a pretty scene and am loving the stripy sailboat. x

Valerija said...

Gorgeous image, design and card.
Happy Birthday to your Husband.
Valerija xx

Liz said...

Great card for your husband Kath. Hope Steve enjoyed his birthday. xx

Sue said...

Hi Kath, That's a fab card. Sue

LesleyG said...

Fab card Kath, love how you did the wave foam with white card, and it all makes a lovely seascape. Belated happies to Steve xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Happy Birthday to your Hubby Kath, I love this gorgeous card.

Sue xx

cotnob said...

A super card Kath, such a fabulous scene, I'm sure your husband loved it - I hope he enjoyed his birthday.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Ashwini Rao said...

Love your card, Kath! I love that its not just the color but also texture that separates the sea, th sky and the clouds! Its such a clean and simple but wonderful card, I can see why it would appeal to your husband! Thank you so much for joining us at the Seize the Birthday challenge!
I hope your husband had a wonderful birthday!