Last week I spent some quality time with my granddaughter on Brier Island here in Nova Scotia. Our trip was quite eventful with car trouble that threatened to scupper our plans. However some amazing locals on Long Island came to our aid and transformed a stressful day into one full of very special memories. We had the most amazing time whale watching and have made fast friends into the bargain. On our return I wanted to make thank you cards and this one is definitely something inspired by the sea.
LET’S GO FISHING
I began with the subtle ‘wave’ pattern from the Let’s Go Fishing 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP). This pattern would be the coordinating element for my project so first I cut a piece 2-1/4″ x 6″. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I attached it to the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope. Then I simply trimmed off the excess DSP with Paper Snips, using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Next I cut a 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of the DSP along with a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Basic White Card. Using liquid glue I fixed the DSP down one long edge of the card and set it aside.
Finally I cut a 2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of the wave pattern, as well as a 2-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ layer of Boho Blue Card. Then I lined up the long edge of the DSP with one of the long edges of the card and glued it into place.
Now I needed a card base and for that I wanted something slightly darker and chose Misty Moonlight Card. I cut the card to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ then, with the long side at the top, scored it at 4-1/4″. After folding it along the scored line I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
To finish preparing the card base I used liquid glue to fix the Basic White layer on the inside. Then I attached the Boho Blue layered DSP to the right-hand edge of the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
All I needed now was a sentiment and I immediately reached for the Go To Greetings Stamp Set. Then using Misty Moonlight ink I stamped the largest “thank you” onto a scrap of Basic White Card.
Initially I thought I’d leave the sentiment on a plain rectangle of card but instead I reached for the Something Fancy Dies. After testing the size of the #2 (largest) ‘oval’ die I realised the sentiment actually fitted inside the smaller one. So that’s what I used. Then for my mat layer I used the larger ‘oval’ to cut some Vellum Cardstock.
Using liquid glue I layered the sentiment onto the vellum before flipping them over. Now I could see the area covered by the sentiment and added Stampin’ Dimensionals (stacking them two high on the left side). This meant when I attached the sentiment to the card front it would be level over the layered DSP.
Finally I added three Rustic Adhesive-Backed Dots just below the bottom left side of the sentiment. With that my sea-inspired card was complete.