Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sailing, sailing...

This is a card a friend commissioned me to do for her husband for their 49th anniversary.  She's such a sweet person and I've know her for about 30 years.  They've been married 10 years longer than we have.  So next year they'll be celebrating their 50th.  Wow!

They both love nautical things and the summer, so I'm hoping they will enjoy this card.  The digi is one of Prairie Fairy's.  When I printed the digi I made it larger than I normally do, so the card is about the size of a half-folded piece of card stock.  The sentiments are snippets from a couple of songs, and as I indicated on the back, one came from a movie.  The papers are all open stock paper from some of the craft stores recently.  I decided to use the jute and then tied a few square knots in a length of  twine and attached it underneath image.  The buttons and ribbon are from my stash.  

I printed the anchor from Corel and and then added the sentiment inside.  All the distressing is done using distressing ink by Tim Holtz.



On the inside I used one of the newer heart punches from MS. On the right I've enlarged the sentiment on the inside of the card..

Here is the back, which I don't usually show, but I was quite pleased with the sentiment here, too.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges: 

Crafty Sentiments - special occasion
Paper Romance - distressing
Fussy And Fancy Challenge - 3 Design papers, 2 embellishments, 1 ribbon
Simply Create - special day
Stamp Something - sentiment
Totally Gorjuss - strings or ties
Woodware USA Clear Stamps - forgotten embellishment - jute
Paper Creations Ink - lace or ribbon
The Kraft Journal - it's a guy thing

Hugs,

41 comments:

Dorcas said...

Wow Debbie! This is gorgeous! I love all the little details like the mesh and twined buttons. They'll love it!

Lynne Armstrong said...

This is amazing Debra...love it. The sentiment is oh so perfect. Your friend's hubby is going to LOVE this. Thanks for joining us at The Outlawz. Hope to see you again soon :)

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Debra, love the image perfect for a mans card and all the fabby details.
luv
debby

Roxann said...

What a fantastic Card! Love everything about it!

ahlers5 said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous. so many beautiful details. Love it.
Diane

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Debra, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining in with my challenge over at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Jemima's Jems said...

what a fabulous card and i love the image...gorgeous:)


thank you for joining us at SnS

JJ
xx

Audrey said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

That´s what I call a perfect anniversary card!
I love all the sentiments on/in/around the card :-) !
Great!
Hugs,Uli

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Love this Debbie! So many great details on it! The mesh and buttons are great too!

TG said...

Fabulous card Debbie, thanks for joining us at PfP this week, good luck.
Hugs Tracy x

Lori said...

Your card is fabulous! So glad you linked up at Craft Us Crazy!

Linda said...

What a fabulous card....love the little hidden message!!
Thank you for joining us at Simply Create for our Special Day challenge. Do hope that you will join us for the next challenge that starts Friday.

Michael said...

Love the card the water is well done

Anniebee said...

Hi, Debra! I saw your card on the Outlawz challenge site and just loved it! I had to come see it here so I could find out all the details. It is absolutely gorgeous!

sgc said...

This is one gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with the Crafty Hos.

thestampingbug said...

Fabulous card! Love the layers, the image, the colors, the details, everything. I know your friend will LOVE giving this to her husband. Thanks for playing in the WoodwareUSA challenge this week. Good luck! Kerry

Linda McClain said...

DJ, this is gorrr-jus! Your colors are so soft and subtle. I love it. Thank you for sharing it with us at Catered Crop. You rocked it!

Amy said...

WOW!! Awesome card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments.

Sara said...

Beautiful Creation, I love this card and your sentiment is perfect! Thank for joining us at Paper Creations Ink! Have a wonderful day! Happy Creating! Sara

Michele said...

Such a wonderful card. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fantastic creation!

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion & Crafty Sentiments good luck!
Hugs shell xx

Wendy (Woo to friends!) said...

Stunning card! Love the scene, colours and layout! Thank you for sharing at HCTB's. Woo x

Miranda said...

awesome card Debra, lovely
thanks for joining the PCI challenge this week
hugs
Miranda

Vicky said...

Just so beautiful Debra...!

thanks for joining us st sketch n stash...and good luck!

hugs Vicky xx

Laura /sandytoz said...

So pretty, love all the EXTRAS! Love it!!!
Thanks for joining in the fun at Paper Crafting Journey!

Laura (sandytoz)
PCJ DT

Karen Hasheck said...

Awesome card! Love the ribbon and great job on the coloring! Thanks for joining us at PCI!

Pat said...

What a wonderful card and thank you for joining PCI's challenge. I look forward to seeing more of your work

Cazro said...

Your card is very detailed and I am sure will be greatly appreciated. Thanks for entering into our Love always and Why challenge, however, I need to let you know if you check our rules we do only accept entries which are in a maximum of 10 challenges to be eligible to be in the prize draw. Caz Crafty Cardmakers Challenges

JOAN said...

OMG! I love it!!

Dragonlady said...

Fantastic creation - all of it! Thank you for playing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

Wendy Colledge said...

Hi Debra
Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Lexi's Creations !
Have a wonderful day and good luck in the draw ◕‿◕

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

I stopped in when I saw this card a day or two ago and forgot to mention that it perfectly fits our current challenge this week at The Kraft Journal... I would so love for you to consider entering this stunning masculine card into our challenge for a chance to win... http://thekraftjournal.blogspot.com/2011/06/make-it-monday-with-kraft-outlet-its.html

Julie said...

You outdid yourself with this card. It is just gorgeous! Bet your friend will love it
Hugs,
Julie

Paddington fan said...

Thanks for sharing your amazing card with us at Lexi's Creations this time for our Fathers Day / Male challenge and good luck, love Jacky x

Melly said...

Wow!
This is just stunning I bet your friend loved it!!
Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Cardmakers
Hugs Melly xxx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Debra, congrats on your top 5 passionista over at PFP. If you can email me - denisemorgans@aol.com - I can send you the code for the blinkie. Hugs, Denise, DT x x

Chris_P said...

Wow this is just beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Craft us Crazy!

Sharon said...

What a great card, love that image.
Thanks for joining us at Here Come The Boys, hope to see you again next time.
Hugs Sharon x

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with Truly Scrumptious - Summer Sparkle challenge.
Hugs Sue x

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