Friday, July 24, 2020

Sail Towards Your Dreams

Happy Friday!  It's Jeanne today with a card of encouragement or congratulations for someone who is working towards fulfilling their dreams.  I used the Pirate Ship from the new Pirates and Sea Creatures release.  This ship makes a fun pirate ship but also a classic looking ship when made with white sails and no pirate symbol.
I started the card by cutting the pieces from white cardstock and coloring with Distress Oxide inks.
I then cut a panel 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches and used several blue shades of ink to blend an ocean.  I didn't bother to go all the way to the top of the panel as I knew I wasn't going to need that much.
I dry embossed this panel with a wave pattern.  It was a bit tight going through my machine which caused some cracking on the waves.  However, I found this added to the water feel.
I wanted to have my ship nestled in between waves so I used my paper snips and cut along some of the wavy lines.
The portion with the flat bottom will be at the bottom of my card.  I will position the other portion underneath and down to create layers.  My ship will go between.
For my background panel I stamped the sentiment in the upper right and used a cloud stencil to create the sky.  It was quiet easy to avoid blending over the sentiment so that it has a nice white background that blends into the clouds.
I added the ocean panels and tucked in the ship.  The last details to get added were the whitecaps and the sea birds.


Be sure to visit the online store where there is a sale going on with great deals on select dies for a limited time!

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you have a fun and creative weekend!


Mary Marsh said...

This is a great card of encouragement- would be great for a graduation card

Sukie said...

Awesome card! The sentiment is great for an encouragement card!

Pam MacKay said...

Love the embossed sea and clouds fun card!