Friday, October 18, 2013

Feeling Nautical

I wanted to share a card project with you using the Nautical 2 plate of stamps from Sin City Stamps.  I stamped all of these images individually using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored them with various markers.  The sky and water were colored using a water brush and the blueberry Faber-Castell Gelato.
Each image was cut into 1 1/4 inch squares except for the anchor, which will be mounted whole.  The card itself is black with tan and black panels.   To be sure I had enough room on the card to hold at least a part of each image I chose to make a card larger than the standard invitation.  This card fits an A-6 envelope and is 4 1/2 x 6 1/4. 
I arranged and rearranged the images on the black panel, turning them in different directions and trying to find a nice balance of ship, net and fish.  Once all of the squares were glued in place I added a couple strands of natural jute twine and a bow.  The anchor was trimmed and outlined with a black permanent marker.  After gluing all of the panels together I attached the anchor with foam tape for a little dimension.
So that's my card.  I hope you like the project idea!  Drop me a line or follow along!  Until next time...happy stamping!
Scanned card


  1. Love your card and the stamps are to die for. Just might have to get them myself!!! You do such a beautiful job coloring.

  2. Thanks, Becky. I love this plate. Great for masculine cards.