Many moons ago, I pinned this card, since I had the same stamp set and really liked the way Eva highlighted the shells and anchor using squares. (I'd call them "inchies", but really, they are inch-and-a-halfies.) I sponged the edges of both the squares and the striped paper — the Authentique patterned paper almost calls out for a little distressing, not that I usually hear that call. ;) I was so pleased that I managed to ink the sentiment in two different colours AND stamp it straight!
The Challenge #40: Nautical
Besides the nautical theme, I was also inspired by the blue and cream of the inspiration photo as well as the stripes. And if I type quickly, I will even get this entered before the challenge deadline.
CASology #152: Nautical
A second nautical challenge! And almost a day left to enter! While my design isn't the ultimate in clean and simple design, I think it still qualifies. So I hope my CASology friends think so too. ;)
Shopping Our Stash #207: For the Boys
While I don't think this card is just for boys, I do think it's a very appropriate card for a guy. I may even have one in mind. Also... everything I used is
Crafty Creations Challenges #292: Red, White and/or Blue
Three colours that just happen to be eminently suitable for a nautical card.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Self-explanatory, I hope. :)
Thanks for stopping by! I think I'll go looking for a rowboat next.
Supplies: Stampin' Up naturals white cardstock, Authentique Anchored patterned paper, Unity Beach Cottage Collection & Celebrate stamps, Memento Paris dusk & rhubarb stalk; antique linen distress inks, Nellie's Multiframe square die, pop-dot tape
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