Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Card Concept #12 - Nautical

Hi and thanks for stopping by!  It's a gloomy sort of day in the Chicago area - the weather is really hot and humid and the sky is over cast. After a quick run to the grocery store, and a stop at a local Chinese restaurant for a little take out for lunch - I'm back home.  I think I'll stay in until later in the day when it gets a little cooler.   The up side of that?  I got a little crafty time to make a card for The Card Concept.  If you're playing along there's still time - 6 days to go!  SO get to it!  LOL!  The weather has been calling me outside lately - you know.. grab a cold drink - maybe a tall iced tea, a good book, and sit in the shade weather?  
What a great photo for inspiration!  I love the nautical theme - perfect for a hot summer day!  I took a few elements from the photo to add to my design, including the anchor, silver trim, square gift box, circular tag and of course the rope trim.  No flowers on this one  - a masculine birthday card. 
 Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you are having a great day!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Ocean Bound
Pattern Paper:  Authentique "Anchored" Collection 12 x 12"
1/4" Corner Chomper We R Memory Keepers
Twinery Natural Twine
Dies:  Paper Smooches Flag Tags, Anchor Die W+9, Circles Cheery Lynn, Inverted Scalloped Circles Spellbinders, Seashell Quicktz (Retired)
Pin:  Tim HOltz
Ink:  Memento Summer Sky, Nautical Blue, Fresh Ink Birch
Wood Veneer Stars Studio Calico


Alanna said...

Love your card and all the elements to it.

Jean said...

Great combination of elements, Jeanne!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is such a fantastic take on the photo inspiration, Jeanne!! Love, love, love this!! Hugs, Darnell

Tracey McNeely said...

Absolutely fabulous Jeanne, I love all the elements you added! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Card Concept!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...you are just amazing Jeanne and so is your card. I love all your fabulous details and those anchors, just so fun.

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a funny sentiment! Ha! Love the neutral, soothing color palette you chose for this...just like the ones in the inspiration pic.

Thanks for linking up to The Card Concept. :)

Susangail Powell said...

this is fantastic!! You nailed this challenge - so much detail and yet it's not cluttered - awesome!!!

Kara said...


Amy Sheffer said...

So gorgeous! Love the mix of elements on this!

Cathy Weber said...

Ohhh! A new puppy and a beautiful card...so elegant with all the different die cuts you used Jeanne. I love the banner on a long tail with those cute stars. I also love the soft ship behind the sentiment. Honestly, too many elements to catch them all on one look...I have to go back for more!