One of the first things my husband and I do when we come home from work is check our phone for messages. Well, there was an exciting message yesterday from Kevin's sister and brother-in-law -- we have a new neice! Her name is Nadine. This will be their 4th girl :) Wish we could be there to meet her!
Today's card is inspired by the sketch challenge at Paper Craft Crew. I loved this sketch as soon as I saw it. It has lots of layers - my kind of sketch!
My original intention for this card was to use the Spice Cake designer paper from Stampin Up. However, as I was designing the card, I couldn't quite piece it together using that designer paper. I had a second look through my stacks of paper and came across the Nautical Expedition collection. I paired it with the Open Sea stamp set and this is how it came about:
I decided to change it up a bit and make a more masculine card, since my cards lately have included flowers, butterflies, pastel colours, etc. I stamped the ship and the anchor and cut them out. The strip of Night of Navy cardstock is embossed with lines. Bakers twine is wrapped around it and a mini tag sentiment "4 You" is tied to it with the anchor. I added three rhinestones to embellish the card.
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Stamps: Open Sea, Tiny Tags
Paper: Basic Gray, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Nautical Expedition DSP (ret.)
Ink: Basic Gray
Tools: Circles nestabilities, Tiny Tag punch
Accessories: Rhinestones, White Bakers Twine