Wednesday, 15 October 2014

You're Swell Card

Hi guys,

Well I'm on a bit of a roll now I'm back to crafting and I just loved making this nautical-themed card. I used one of my favourite stamp sets from Paper Smooches - Surf n' Turf - as well as lots of twine and eyelets. Hope you like it. Please let me know what you think, I love reading your comments:

I used Ranger watercolour cardstock as my card base. I created the background with Peacock Feathers and Festive Berries Distress inks. I stamped the whale image from the Surf n' Turf stamp set onto some more watercolour cardstock and coloured this with Salty Ocean Distress ink. I fussy cut the image and adhered it to my card with foam squares. I also stamped the "you're swell" sentiment from the same stamp set. I used a white gel pen to add interest to my card.

I used Lawn Fawn natural twine to create a pattern on my card and outlined this with Peppermint twine, also from Lawn Fawn. I also used the peppermint twine to add a bow to my card.

I added gold detail to my card firstly using my Crop-a-dile and some eyelets. I also stamped the tiny anchor image from the Newton's Nook SEAsons Greetings stamp set onto my card using Versamark ink. I then sprinkled over Papermania gold emboccing powder and heat set this. I completed my card by rounding two of the corners with my corner chomper to create an asymetrical look.


  1. This is absolutely fabulous! Such fun embellishments and love the bright, happy feel of this card!