Nautical Father’s Day Card

Hello and welcome to part 3 of my Stampin’ Up! Come Sail Away Suite Showcase. If you have missed the first two parts you can find them here (part 1 – Come Sail Away Card, part 2 – Come Sail Away Decoration).

This week I wanted to share another card with you which is perfect for Father’s Day, male Birthdays or any occasion for those who love the sea or boats.

Let’s make it…

The card base is created from Whisper White Thick cardstock. I have then cut a slightly smaller layer of Whisper White cardstock. To this I adhered strips of cardstock in the current Stampin’ Up! blues and blue/greens. These were: Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Balmy Blue, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock and Seaside Spray.

The sentiment was created using the Well Said Stamp Set and coordinating Well Written dies. ‘Father’s Day’ was stamped onto Whisper White cardstock in Night of Navy ink and cut out using the banner die from the Smooth Sailing dies. This was adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. ‘Happy’ was die cut multiple times from Whisper White cardstock and layered together to create one thick sentiment. This was adhered to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The nautical images (lighthouse, boat, compass and anchor) were stamp in Night of Navy ink onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the coordinating dies (1.5″ Circle Punch for the compass). The boat, compass and anchor were adhered directly to the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue whilst the lighthouse was adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Paper strips are a really simple but effective way to create a background. You can experiment with different widths and different colour combinations to suit your project.

Next time…

I hope you have enjoyed this instalment of my Stampin’ Up! Come Sail Away Suite Showcase. Join me next time for more inspiration.

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Happy crafting, h x

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Author: Helen

After 15 years working in the NHS I decided it was time for a change. Helen Chapman Handmade Crafts began in 2017, selling cards and gifts at local craft fairs. In 2018, I also became an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator which allows me to share my passion for papercraft with others via workshops and other events.

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