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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Happy Sailing

I've mentioned before that in the summer, my mother and I run a very tiny shop. Since we live on an island, nautical cards go very quickly, so I've been making a lot of them lately. (Most of them haven't been on my blog. I've decided to save a few so when I don't have a card made there will still be something to upload. Most of them are simpler cards which are fast to make).

This card took a little longer. The ship is from Our Daily Bread Designs Surging Sea Set, and the saying is from their Smooth Sailing set.

The ship is stamped onto ivory CS using VersaFine Onyx Black. Snce I don't have a light blue stamp pad, I used Distress Broken China Stain on an ink dauber to color the water and make a shaded sky. The rest is colored with Copics.

The central motif is mounted onto antique gold metallic cs, blue Core'dinations foundations, and ivory cs, then mounted dimensionally onto the card. The card is a hand made dragon paper which I bought at an art supply store. The blue background and gold dragon colors went well with the ship, and the pattern fits, because so many of the ships in the old days went to China.

I mounted the handmade paper onto more metallic antique gold, and mounted that onto an ivory card. Then, I decided to use some of my old Sizzix dies to cut Chinese style corners, and stamped "Happy Sailing" onto more of the gold CS. I originally cut and embossed the saying with a Spellbinders Fancy Tags One, but it was larger than I liked, so I cut around the embossing inside the tag, and mounted it to resemble a brass tag. I added a Copic dot to either side of the saying to represent screws, and added a few pearls.


Myrna said...

You are a very talented lady. This is gorgeous.

JD said...

Beautifully done, Kathi, nice job with the distress inks. The only stamping colored ink pads I have are black and brown, and green...(Not counting versamark and embossing I depend a lot on my Tim Holtz dye inks (Of course, as you hubby colors a lot of my images with I guess I don't really need too many ink pads...

Sasha said...

Such a beautiful card, Kathi. My husband loves cards with sailing ships...this is just fabulous.
Where you live sounds wonderful. I would love to live near the ocean, or even a lake. I'm a Pisces, so I'm true to my star sign x

Olga said...

absolutely gorgeous!!!!