Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Nautical Birthday

  Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  This week the challenge is: The Birds and the Bees.

And here is the card I created:
As I was searching for a stamp to use for this challenge, this little pelican caught my eye, so I decided to create a nautical, masculine birthday card.  I pulled out a never before used anchor stencil and inked it up with some blue ink.  Then I used the postcard stamp and light gray ink to give it a subtle pattern.  I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and inked the edges with the same light gray ink.  For the striped panel, I used a diagonal line stencil and colored in the stripes with a red and a blue marker.  Then I inked up the edges with the light gray ink.  I created a "porthole" with a circle die and a stitched circle die layered together to create a frame.  I used a third stencil to create the waves in the background of the shaker element.
My sister saved me from a big mistake: The anchor stencil has an alternating pattern of downward facing anchors and top facing anchors, but when I add the striped panel, it covered up the one row of anchors that was opposite the two that are showing.  I didn't notice and I had the circle element all cut and was getting ready to adhere the whole card together when she pointed out that the anchors were upside down!  Ugh!!  I already had the back panel (with the waves and the sentiment) adhered to the card base, but I was able to carefully detach it and flip it the other way.  Disaster averted!

Thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you head on over to The House blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has done with this photo.  And if you "need" any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your entire order coupon code over in my lift sidebar.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Pelican's Piling", "Postcard" and "Birthday"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle and "Blueprints 14" stitched circle; Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large"
Stencils: MFT "Diagonal Stripes" and "Ocean Motion"; STAMPlorations "Anchor"

Crafty Calendar--masculine
Crafty Creations #421--anything goes
Crafty Friends #152--sketch (I turned it on end, and then had to flip it a bit again to fix my oops.  Hopefully it is not too much of a stretch.)

STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge--anything goes using a stencil

Creative Moments #214--anything goes
Creative Fingers #208--anything goes
Sweet Stampin'--things with wings
Sweet Stampers #56--animals, critters, or birds
Cardz 4 Guyz #271--create your own background


Glittered Paws said...

Love your nautical birthday card. I have this pelican and now I see another way to use him. Another set of eyes is always able to catch things we don't see. Great job on the save.

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful shaker card and love the pelican stamp
Carol x

R's Rue said...

So cute

Donna said...

Darling shaker card Heather, I always enjoy a nautical card and this one is fabulous, this seagull is one of my many favorites Repeat Impression images!

Patti J said...

I’d never have thought to use this Pelican this are so creative! Great card!

Laurie Unger said...

What a cool stencil! goes well with the image you used and gotta love that it's a shaker as well.

dj said...

Love love love it...any nautical card wins my heart!! So much great detail in this card!! Thanks for playing along with our "create your own background" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!!

Pamela said...

love the anchor background you did to match our challenge, you did an awesome job, thank you for playing with us at C4G

Sue said...

Fabulous shaker card and thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge hugs Sue x

Joy Wilson said...

I just love the shaker elements! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge.  Please join us again real soon!
Hugs, Joy
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Owner and Coordinator

Julie B said...

Well done your sister in averting a disaster! Fab masculine card, TFS at Cardz4Guyz. :)

Marie Bingaman said...

Thank goodness for your sister's extra pair of eyes, although I think I wouldn't have noticed if they had been upside down! Awesome shaker card! Thank for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends! 😊

~Marie B -DT

Diane Louise J said...

Hello... thanks for joining our sketch challenge, your card is lovely. Good luck in the draw.
Diane Louise [Team Leader at Crafty Friends] xx

Helen said...

Love the background you've created for your card.

Thanks for sharing it with us at the Use Your Stuff Challenge.

Helen x

Kuni said...

So lovely and cute.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.