Monday 26 May 2014

Father's Day

Today's offering is one of the father's day cards that I made. I wanted to create the illusion of being on board a ship and then I thought about this metal ship stamp that I have, a circle frame and some acetate and I could then picture it in my head.

So I set to work. I stamped the ship in black archival onto white card and coloured it in with distress markers a paintbrush and some water. Once it was dry I added some white accents to water to give impression of splashing waves. Then i cut a frame out of black card to create the porthole window. I attached acetate to it and added silicone glue to edge before sticking it down onto ship. This helped give it some dimension and as it is clear is less visible. i set it away to dry and started working on background.


Trying to catch reflection of acetate..........

So I wanted to create the inside of a  cabin on a ship but since the ship visible from porthole was the HMS Victory, I thought i needed a more opulent look. So I delved into the kaiserkraft stash of papers and chose a couple that I felt would look most like wall paper. I added a strip of black for border. Then I mounted the porthole in the middle. At this point it looked quite bare so I needed to embellish it further.
I cut 2 small spellbinders shapes from black card and enriched them with renaissance gold gilding wax to give the idea of something aged. With the little rectangle one I decided to turn it into a frame and so I cut out the centre and drew a little picture for it.
With the other one I decided to cut it in 2 to double up as hinge and latch for porthole. I added some olympic gold cosmic shimmer glue dots mimicking screws and bolts and at this point felt that it was looking more realistic.

Then I stamped the sentiment, which is from Indigoblu, in versamark and embossed in black. I cut each letter separately for ease of positioning. I inked all around the edges in black archival. I stuck dad in the top left corner and the other 3 in lower right corner which left lower left corner quite bare. So then ai stamped and embossed a ship's wheel from graphic 45 and cut it out and attached it there so then the card looked more balanced.

I do hope you like my make, Theresa xx

I'd like to enter it into the following challenges:

Fan-tastic tuesday - one for the guys
Paper crafting journey - for that special man
Rhedd and rosie challenge - no flowers/nothing floral


  1. A fabulous card Theresa, a great design and your stunning image is so beautifully coloured!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  2. Hi Theresea, this is a gorgeous card, love the colour pallet, very classy, thank you for sharing with us at Rhedd and Rosie's, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

  3. Fabulous Design, thank you for sharing with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday Male Challenge,your support is greatly appreciated... we would love you to come again next week for another fun challenge...
    Suzy B Owner Fan-Tastic Tuesday

  4. perfect fathers day card, love the detail. Many thanks for joining the Rhedd and Rosie’s challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  5. Hi Theressa....Your masculine card is so pretty. I love your nautical theme and all of the beautiful little "rusted metal" embellishments that you've created. The black center reminds me of a porthole! LOVE it! I also wanted to thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. <3 Candy