Having some fun with a few challenges today. I created a great guy card for the young and the young at heart fellow!
Here is the result:
- Shapes / Circles (1) and (2): (1⅞”) Basic White cardstock. The Sail Boats were created by stamping on a piece of scrap cardstock using the retired Swirly Bird (2016) stamp set. The Boat was stamped with Smoky Slate ink and the Sails were stamped with 2nd Generation Smoky Slate ink (stamped-off once). The Large Sail was over stamped with Real Red ink and Night of Navy ink respectively using the Striped Sail image. The images were then die-cut with the (1⅞”) retired Stitched Shapes Die set circle.
- Shape / Circle (3): (1⅜”) Real Red cardstock scrap die-cut with the smaller Stitched Shapes circle die. The Sailing Wheel was die-cut from a scrap of Smoky Slate cardstock with one of the dies in the Smooth Sailing Dies set.
- Cross Strip: (approximately 5⅜” x 1½”) Night of Navy cardstock die-cut with the Wave die from the retired Swirly Scribbles Die set.
- Background Panel: (5⅜” x 4⅛”) Basic White cardstock. The sentiment, Happy Birthday, from the Enjoy The Moment stamp set was stamped with Night of Navy ink directly to the panel before it was dry-embossed with the retired Seaside Embossing Folder.
All of the elements were adhered to a Basic White card base (8 ½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) to keep the card fresh looking.
I have always been fond of the Nautical Red, White and Blue color scheme and I am pretty happy with how this card turned out. Sometimes, you just have to break out those older but favored goodies (stamp sets, etc.) in your stash! This sketch just reminded me that Swirly Bird needed to see some ink!
Thanks for spending some of your time with me today. Cheers, Jolanda!
As this card is predominately made from retired products and has a summer theme…I will also post it to the Retro Rubber Challenge (#160).
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