Thursday, July 19, 2018

Nautical Stripes

Hi everyone! It's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! 

This time around the "Toppings" options is "Stripes". However, you can also chose to do an Anything Goes birthday card, the choice is yours!

Stripes make me think of masculine cards, which I am always in need of. I decided on a nautically themed card, with the stripes from the patterned paper as my starting point. I used a new to me stamp set from Verve, Learning to Sail, and colored the image with my Copic markers. 

I tried adding a birthday sentiment on the tag, but my white embossing powder was not cooperating. I guess it's time for a new jar. In the meantime, my birthday sentiment will go on the inside, using another stamp set from Verve. 

I'm playing along with the Inkspirational Challenge for the first time, and the word prompt for this challenge is Birthday. 

Stamp Sets: Learning to Sail, Wishing You (Verve)
Card Stock: Ivory (Simon Says Stamp), Night of Navy (Stampin' Up)
Patterned Paper: Seaside (Authentique)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Markers: Copic
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Circle Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lawn Fawn), Large Tag Dies (Simon Says Stamp)
Accessories: Thick Baker's Twine (Stampin' Up)

I'm so glad you paid me a visit today! If you have a moment please leave a comment, then visit the rest of the wonderful Design Team at Seize the Birthday. We'd love for you to play along, too!

Inky hugs :)


Nancy Farrell said...

Hi Sandy, I love anything nautical! You had me at the title. The card is cute and very pretty.

Barbara said...

What a stand out card. Love the stripes and that banner steals the show. Very masculine card too. Nicely done!

Shauna said...

How lovely! I like your use of the nautical theme and layers. Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Darnell said...

I love your robust striped card, Sandy! Everything about it is quintessential nautical, even the awesome inside!! Hugs, Darnell

JoAnn said...

Love your nautical birthday card with that cute sail boat image. Perfect use of the stripe paper with this image.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Perfection with those stripes and the images! Fun card.

cm said...

Such a striking nautical card; crushing over the little sailboat and smitten with the strikes! So thrilled you shared this gem in the Inkspirational gallery!

Nancy said...

Love, Love, Love this some more! Fabulous card my dear!!!! Totally pinning this Now!!

Trina P. said...

Beautiful nautical card! Perfect topic for stripes! Great design too,

Cindy Beach said...

This card really caught my eye and inspired me to join the challenge. I love the bold nautical look and clean lines. Perfect design for a masculine card. Fabulous design, Sandy!

Lindsey said...

I love your take on our *shared* nautical inspiration! Such a jaunty sailboat, and perfect card design. Plus we both have another masculine card for the stash! ;)

Glenda J said...

The tag is so fabulous!!! I love the twine you used and the colouring on the sail boat is perfect. Fantastic card!