.... Hello, I hope you're enjoying your weekend. After a foggy start yesterday morning, the day turned out to be beautiful. I managed to get Mum's birthday card posted and pick up Kathryn. I had planned on spending yesterday with Kathryn, but she had a better offer from one of her friends; the upside is that I had all day to play. So I've a card to share with you - one for my lovely boy, Ben, back in the UK:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Ocean Bound, Safe Harbour Sentiments
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Tempting Turquoise; Versafine - Onyx Black; Versamark
Dies: Die-namics - Fishtail Flags Layers Stax #3, Jumbo Fishtail Banner Stax #3
Accessories: SU Card - Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight; White Lustre Card; Couture Creations EF - World Map; SU Marker Pen - Tangerine Tango; Clear Embossing Powder; String
I used a few challenges to make this card:
I've gone for a nautical theme on this card with a world map embossed on the card base and a sailing ship suggesting travel. As you know I like to send Ben cards regularly to keep in touch (and remind him that we still exist!!) and sometimes to just inspire. I think the sentiment on the banner is perfect as Ben has his whole life ahead of him and so much to do and see, and the verse inside echoes that feeling. I die cut the flag banner, stamped the sentiment on the longer banner and attached them to the card. I stamped the anchor onto white card, embossed with clear powder and cut it out. I cut a little hole in the top and attached the rope (home made) and adhered it to the card with dimensional tape. The ship was stamped onto white card, heat embossed, cut out and then I added just a touch of colour to suggest the sea and sky. For the inside I made a made in yellow, stamped a verse and another ship image. I edged the white panel with a marker for a bit more definition. I did have to adapt the colours a bit as I don't have Dusty Durango - I used Tangerine Tango instead.
It's been really nice to have so much time in my craft room lately. Kathryn has some school work today and I'll get a bit more time to play today before Jonathan gets back from San Francisco. He's been travelling a bit recently Arizona the week before last and California last week - he should be home for a while now, which is good as I've missed him! Bye for now!