Sail away....

Hello, sorry about the late post- I've not be very well over the past few days but I needed to make a card for my brother-in-law as it's his birthday on the weekend.

I've cracked open a new SU stamp set called "The open sea" which is combined with the Wood Plank background stamp from MFT. 

I've used watercolour pencils to add some colour to the stamped image and pearls add the "port-hole" feel to the circle die cuts. I'm not sure if you can tell but the blue background paper, which is some very old 12x12 paper from K&co, has fishes all over it and I've stamped extra map and nautical details on top. 

I know it's not very CAS or like my usual cards but it's perfect for th occasion, and sometimes that's what card making is all about!

I'll try to get another card made and posted as soon as possible.

Rebecca x

Challenge inspiration:
Paper Players- Lets go to the beach
Shopping our stash- wooden ships
Creative inspirations- favourite occasion (birthday)


  1. Fantastic masculine card! Your design is wonderful and I love how all the details work so well together. So glad you shared your creation at The Paper Players.

  2. A fabulous birthday card fit for a captain! Love how you made some great dp even better with all the stamping....clever porthole too! Thank you for joining the beach-y fun this week at The Paper Players!

  3. I love all the details you added to this card for such a great nautical feel.The anchor is so cute! Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Players!

  4. Open Seas works so well with that wooden plank background stamp and the anchor and porthole are fantastic!!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for the "Wooden Ships" challenge!

  5. What a great masculine card! Love the woodgrain, the porthole, and especially the little anchor dangling from a rop! Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Players, Rebecca! Hope you are feeling better, too!

  6. I knew this was yours, just from the line up! Such a great card as always :) Hugs,

    Tam Hess

  7. What a stunning card! Your details are amazing!! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players.

  8. I LOVE this card! The background stamping and porthole and anchor details are just great. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week.

  9. beautiful! Love the woodgrain and the rope too!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Hugs, Alica ;)

  10. Love the porthole window and the anchor and twine. Gorgeous card and I know your brother-in-law will love it. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week

  11. Amazing card Rebecca! Love your 'port hole', that ship stamp, and the anchor hanging down on the twine! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash for the Wooden Ships challenge!