Thursday, September 26, 2019

Nautical Birthday Card

Coffee/Tea of the Day - Pecan Pumpkin Spice coffee

Hello to everyone! Yes, I have been away for quite a while. sorry to have been missing with no word. my health has not been the best, and unfortunately the beastie is back, so dealing with that. not going the chemo and radiation route this time. but this is going to be a post about happier things, so on to the crafty goodness! :) thank you to all who sent cards and emails to check in on me though. I really appreciate your kindness!!!

I haven't been able to craft for every holiday in my family, but have been trying to do what I can of late. I am sharing a card that I made for Tyler's birthday earlier this month. he loves all things nautical, so these images and stamps were the perfect fit.

I am having a grand time playing with the distress oxide sprays and crayons by Tim Holtz. you will see some upcoming projects featuring them, too. the bg was created with a mix of several distress crayons, sprayed with pearl glimmer mist to give a beautiful glow while also helping mix the colors. the paper was then embossed with the cool Seaside embossing folder by SU! I love those waves!

Nautical stamps are from a Tim Holtz mini blueprint set. a silver metallic gel pen was used to accent the images. other pieces are from the Sea Life, Let's Get Nautical, and She Sells Sea Shells sheets by Gecko Galz. (p.s. if you go to their blog, they frequently give away images! sign up for their newsletter and you receive a free sheet every month) little seaweed pieces are actually a Martha Stewart fern punch. each one was inked in several shades to replicate the grasses. various ribbons and twines are added for texure, and vintage buttons from my stash complete the card.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Check back soon for more projects. I hope to have some blog candy next month to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness month.  much love to all of you! :)

Crafting By Design - anything goes
Creative Moments - anything goes w/opt. masculine twist
House That Stamps Built - anything stamped goes
The Male Room - masculine w/embellishments
SSS Wed. - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - anything goes
Retro Rubber Stamp - anything goes with a stamp older than one year (upon researching, I think the set was released in about 2013. I haven't had mine that long, but it looks as if these were released then. thanks!)
Corrosive Ch - anything goes
2 Sisters - something with the letter 's' (ship)
Country View - Under the Sea


Joan B said...

always so happy to see a post from you. look at those gorgeous blue details in your card. love it.

very sad and concerned to read of your health. I am so sorry. you've already been through so much. HUGS

Fikreta said...

nice to see you on your blog.
was thinking about you other day.
card is so very beautiful
take care,hugs

Heather said...

Wow, what a fabulous masculine card! Love all the layers and the beautiful nautical images. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Hey friend, good to see you posting. I've not put into my blog in way over a year but still crafting a fair amount. Getting settled mostly into the new little place near my youngest and having fun with granddaughters so close.

Nicolette said...

What a very nice card.
Thank you for sharing it at 2Sistersontheblog.
Nicolette DT

Caroline said...

Thanks for sharing your nice card with us at 2Sistersontehblog.
Caroline DT

Rhonda Miller said...

Hi! So good to see a post from you. I'm sorry to hear you've not been well. I've been thinking of you. I love your card.

rachel said...

Beautiful nautical card - I love it!Thanks for joining us at Countryview Challenges and good luck! Hugs rachel xx

Monika Skinner said...

Fantastic card! love all the little embellishments. Thanks so much for playing along at The Male Room craft challenge. Good Luck!

Sue said...

What a wonderful card, just perfect for a sea lover! Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts and have a very happy week, Sue xx

Esther Asbury said...

WOW! What an amazing collage of sea themed elements! So happy you played along in Repeat Impressions "Anything Goes" challenge!

Neva Cole said...

What a lovely nautical themed birthday card with so many great details. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Retro Rubber.

Claire Grantham said...

All the nautical layers and elements are great, I bet this was well received. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

Maria Rodriguez. said...

This is a gorgeous card full of amazing details, such wonderful work of patience and imagination.
Love the way you displayed each one of these elements on your card, beautifully done.
Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you come and play again next time.