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Monday, August 19, 2019

Nautical-themed cards with one that's neverending...

August 20 is my grandson Patrick's birthday--hope you have a happy day, Patrick!--and I made him a neverending card with a nautical theme. I also made one for another occasion, just so I could enter into the current (pun intended) challenge over on the Twofer Card Challenge Blog.

Crafting friend Shirley of Glittered Paws inspired me to also join in the challenge over on The House That Stamps Built, a Repeat Impressions Blog.

The dies I used on this card are unbranded. I did a bit of shading to create clouds behind my little sailboat. I also added some shading in a darker blue for the water and then put a portion of a scribble line die over the shading.

My little seagull was cut from white CS and I shaded the tail and wingtips with a bit of gray ink.

This is what is revealed with the first "opening" of the card.  Once again I used some ink blending to create my water and added some white gel pen to indicate the waves. I used an alcohol marker to color in my sand. After I did that, I poured a bit of rubbing alcohol onto a piece of terry cloth, raised the nubs of the cloth a bit and then gently pressed it against my brown coloring. It created the textured look of sand.

Here is what is revealed with the second "opening." I used the D'Vine Swirls embossing folder by Cuttlebug for my blue CS. The anchor die is from the same set as the sailboat.

Here is the final reveal of my neverending card. I left the bottom rectangle blank so that we have somewhere to write a personal note and sign our names.

If you want to see the card in action, here's a little video:

Finally, here is my second nautically-themed card. Just a quickie, thinking of you kind of card that is blank inside.

For the ocean waves on this one, I cut a piece of cardstock with one of those old decorative edge-cutting scissors that had a big scallop pattern. Who knew they would still come in handy! After masking off the edges of my rectangle, I used this scalloped piece of CS as a stencil to add three shades of blue ink for my waves. I used a torn piece of cardstock to create my clouds in the same way.

The red dots on this sailboat and the blue ones on the previous card were made with Nuvo Drops.

I want to say a special thanks to Lynette at My Stamping Addiction for sharing with me the instructions for making the neverending card. She also gave me a sample so that I could see how it all went together. Thank you, Lynette!

Thanks so much for stopping by and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Darnell said...

I'm gobsmacked by how cool that never-ending card is, Cheryl! Thank you for sharing the visual aid because my brain was not wrapping itself around how the card worked without it. I love how it comes back on around to the front again! Beyond clever that one and you've put a lot of work into making all your nautical elements flow (pun intended) together perfectly with the pp and colors!

Having said all that, I have to tell you that I also love your second TOY design! Again, your attention to detail even on a simpler card is inspiring! I love the sky, the seagull, the edging on the image panel, and the way you did your ombre waves with this new tool called scissors! lol! It seems ages ago now that scissors were all any of us had to use! I had a whole draw filled with all the different blades ~ you were smart to keep some of yours! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #19! Hugs, Darnell

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I have never made a never ending card because it really does take a lot of planning. Your card blew me away! It is so clever and well-planned with all of the nautical theme! Love that cute little boat on the other card too and the way you did the sand. Very creative!

Lynette said...

Oh how fun to see that you made - and finished! - a never-ending card! I love it! I have several unfinished ones. You have inspired me to actually complete one. I'm sure your grandson will LOVE it! Your second card is amazing, also. Great job!

Donna said...

What beautiful cards, your grandson will be so happy with this! Glad you joined us at The House That Stamps Built!

Cat Craig said...

What a fabulous twofer. Your never ending card is such a rocking design I love the nautical theme throughout and to see it in action morphing to each page fabulous. Your postage stamp edged card is such a wonderful clean scene, great colors and details. Thank you for playing along at Twofer Card Challege#19.

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow that's such a cool design Cheryl, bet it took ages to make! I absolutely LOVE your little sailboat, your postage stamp edges and your fabulous waves! I had some fancy scissors once upon a time but I've absolutely no clue where they are LOL
PS I've sent you a wee email :)

Heather said...

Aren't those never-ending cards fun!!?? I've recently discovered how to make them and have made two so far. Yours is fabulous!!! LOVE your sailboat die and the little scene is perfect!! (The second card is awesome, too! How great that you used scissors for the waves!! I bet I have some of those lying around; might have to pull them out!) Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

designbydonna said...

That never ending card is awesome. But I am glad you made a video as I was having trouble visualizing how it worked. I am going to have to check out the instructions for it. Your grandson will love showing everyone how it works. I love the toy sailboat die. Fun cards.

Glittered Paws said...

I'm going to have to make one of these - I have seen instructions etc. but always been intimated to make one because it looks so complicated. The sailboat nautical theme worked perfect. I am so happy you joined us over at The House that Stamps Built.

Esther Asbury said...

I love nautical cards and yours are both fabulous! I'm a bit partial to the blue, white, and red one - love those colors together on sea themed cards! So happy you played along in the "Tic Tac Toe" challenge over on The House That Stamps Built!