My card is based on the sketch challenge at Mojo Monday. I flipped the sketch on it's side to work with my nautical saying.
In keeping with the nautical theme, I did my best to make realistic embellishments. I tied my Baker's Twine in a sailor knot. The sailor knot is much more manly than a bow for a masculine card. It did take me longer to tie the knot than to make the whole card though! (Where is a boy scout when you need one?) I first started out with YouTube video, of I am sure a real sailor, that lasted about 30 seconds....not working for me! I decided I needed the crafter aspect for this to work for me! Special thanks to Barbara Anders for the step by step tutorial which I found on her blog. The pictures made it easy peasy.
My card was created with stamps from the Tommy Workshop On the Go Kit. The kit is only available While Supplies Last as it will soon be retired. I selectively inked the large sentiment stamp, putting part of the sentiment on the front of my card and the remaining on the inside. I also created my own background paper by stamping Outdoor Denim ink onto Outdoor Denim cardstock. I love the subtle tone on tone look.
All supplies by Close To My Heart:
G1058 Tommy WOTG Kit
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
Z2502 Enchantment Pigment Inks
Z2140 Outdoor Denim Ink
Z1837 Wooden Mini Medley Accents
Z821 Clear Embossing Powder
I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Art Impressions Stamps-Twine Time
Paper Pretties-Sentiment as Focal Point
Simon Says Stamp-By the Sea
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