Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Ship's porthole

Hi, Janja here!

Today I share with you another card made with the CottageCutz nautical dies.
Let's see how it is made.

For the card you need:
  • card base in brown color: 11.4 x 5.7" (29 x 14,5 cm), folded in half
  • white cardstock: 5.3 x 5.3" (13,5 x 13,5 cm)
  • wooden sheet
  • scraps of white and colored cardstock
  • transparent PVC foil
  • embossing folder
  • Distress inks: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Wild Honey
  • white pigment ink pad
  • white chalk paint, brush
  • gold and copper metallic paste
  • paper cutter
From wooden sheet we cut out 10 strips. They should be 5.1" (13 cm) long and 0.5" (1,2 cm) wide.
Paste them on a sheet of paper and cut it to size 4.9 x 4.9" (12,5 x 12,5 cm). I advise you to use glue and not double-sided tape. 
The whole area is shaded with the Distress ink Vintage Photo and a white pigment ink pad.
Finally it's painted with a white chalky paint.
When the color is still wet, pull with the finger on some places. This will remove color. Little smearing, but at the end, you will be satisfied with the shabby appearance of the wood. 

Now let's start with porthole.

Prepare the cardstock cutouts. For the glass piece use PVC foil. I can't advise you which one is preferred. I always use the thicker one. 

Use embossing folder for pattern on the foil. 

Coat other cutouts with gold and copper metallic paste and glue them together with the foil.

The fence consists of two CottageCutz dies. Pillars and the rope around them are from the pelican die. Pillars are also cut out of a wooden sheet. 
For the rope between the pillars, use the rope corner die.
Seagull flew to the one of the pillars, while we stuck an anchor to another one. The inscription Happy Birthday is glued to the wooden background.
And don't forget on our April challenge - anything goes. You have time to share your projects with us till the end of the month. 
Two lucky winners will get the nice awards.
List of dies used:

I hope that you enjoy my company.



Vladuška said...

Wow, Janja, this is so beautiful. And it is perfect how you colored and combined all die cuts. And background is fabulous. I love it.

Maja said...

Jaw dropping!

Karen in PA said...

Fantastic! That porthole looks so realistic. Love these details on the card, and the detailed directions. Will have to try the wood background technique.

Dolly LaBelle said...

This is an amazing card! I have almost all the parts, so will have to CASE yours. Thanks for sharing!

Anita Kejriwal said...

Beautiful card and so well explained

Joanne said...

Beautiful card Janja. Love your background and wonderful directions!

Mary Marsh said...

this is a great masculine card Janja-I love all of your details and especially the porthole-fabulous work

Юлия Кузнецова said...

Amazing card Janja!

oldpunca said...

Fabulous card Janja!

Roxanne said...

Hi.... Janja.... love the porthole card......... I am a big cottage cutz die lover. Checked to see if I could add the porthole to my collection of cc dies, but it is no where to be found. :( but I will make some small changes and created a card with your inspiration in mind.... thanks.... Roxanne.