Monday, 16 July 2012

Nautical Themed Birthday Card

I made this card for my husband's birthday.  I often do a cutesy sort of card and this year I really wanted to have a more masculine card.  I found this unlabeled unmounted boat in my arsenal of rubber images and ran with it. I've always wanted to do a nautical themed card and what better day to do it than today. The sketch idea came from A Die for a Sketch. I added a Tim Holtz gears die and added some fun blue eyelets, shells, and brad in the shape of a pocket watch. The image was colored with copics and sponged the clouds. The main embossing folder was from Couture Creations called World Fair.

I hope you have enjoyed this card as much as I do.  I just LOVE it.   The sentiment was created by me! I was so proud of myself!

Crafty Creations - #178 Free For All
Everybody Art Challenge: #201 Summer
Joyful Stamper: Inspire Me Fridays 67, Anything Goes
Hanna and Friends: #149 Favorite Colors
Incy Wincy: Dust it Off!! (boat stamp, the wheel, the eyelets, and gears punch-most have sat in my stash for years)
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude: #18 Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: #163, Summer
It's All About the Vintage - # 23 Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Summer Challenge
Great Impressions: Stay in the Lines Coloring
Make It Monday - # 98 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping in. 



  1. This is a wonderful card Nic! Love the image but all the texture and the waves, it all makes it look like the sea. And where on earth did you get that ship's wheel? I always wonder what makes people buy those things and then all of a sudden one day, they make a card and it's the perfect embellie!

    1. Thanks Marilyn. I've had those little ship's wheel for ages. I am pretty sure they were picked up at the dollar store!

  2. Hi Nicole! Lovely card and a beautiful image! Nice way to used the sketch like this... Thnaks for joining us at a Die for a Sketch! Willie

  3. This is gorgeous,love the image and fab

  4. Neat card! Love that image! Thanks for joining the challenge at Great Impressions Stamps!

  5. Your nautical birthday card is fabulous, love all the details on this great card!

  6. What a beautiful and masculine card! Great colorsand amazing details! Thank you so much for joining us over at It's All About The Vintage & Beauty Challenge! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine!

  7. Fabulous card, Nicole! I especially love the waves! Beautiful design and sentiment too, of course! Thanks so much for joining us again at A Die For A Sketch!...Nancy :o)

  8. Gorgeous maritime themed card. A really classy design, great papers and embellishments!

  9. Hi there! Saw you on MIM. Just wanted to let you know I have blog candy if you're interested. :)
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  10. Brilliant male card. Love the image. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Jeanette

  11. Great card. I'm sure your husband is going to love it. Happy Birthday to him!!!

  12. Hi Nicole, what a fantastic card. Love how you arranged everything and the ship in the middle is so great.
    Hugs Claudia

  13. What a great card. Love the nautical theme. Saw you on MIM.
    Hugs, Heide

  14. hi... saw your sail card in MIM... very pretty n cool... like it a lot...:)

  15. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to come visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #89, #90, #91, #151, #154, #155, #173, #254 and #255.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  16. What a beautiful image and what a nice card.

    Thank you for joining our challenge over at A DIE FOR A SKETCH

    nice greeting from Andrea

  17. I spotted your great "guy" card at MIM. I love the ship image and the embossing folder you used.The colours look good as well. Jean x

  18. Hi Nicole

    Fantastic masculine card!! The theme is perfectly created with the embellishments, papers and embossing all co-ordinating perfectly.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)