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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Nautical and Nice!

This is one of those cards that took entirely too long to make.  It started out as as a hideous "ugly duckling" and after many attempts morphed into somewhat of a "swan."  Sounds like I've been working too long on it - doesn't it?  LOL

All of that said, I am happy with the final result.  It can be difficult to come up with an interesting masculine card.  I hope this card will inspire you when you need to make a card for that special guy in your life!

Here's everything I used:

Stamps:
The Open Sea
Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper:
Soft Suede Card Stock
     4-1/4x11 Card Base
     3-3/4x1 Border Strip
Cherry Cobbler Card Stock
     3-3/4x5 Embossed Layer
Midnight Muse Card Stock
     2-5/8x2-1/8 Layer Behind Ship
Naturals Ivory Card Stock
     2-1/2x2 Main Image
     Scrap for Greeting
Comfort Cafe DSP
     3-3/4x1-3/4 Layer

Ink:
Soft Suede Stamp Pad

Accessories:
Square Lattice Embossing Folder
Bitty Banneres Framelits
Finishing Touches Edgelits
Needlepoint Border Embossing Folder*
Natural 7/16" Trim Ribbon*
Silver Basics Designer Buttons*
Paper-Piercing Tool & Stampin' Pierce Mat
Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack
Mini Glue Dots
Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Beth

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1 comment:

  1. I don't really know why but I've always liked the images of old sailing ships. I guess they seem romantic. I know what you mean about ugly ducklings to swans. Sometimes some of my projects feel the same way. And this card really turned into a swan!

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