Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Special Thank-You Card


I needed to make a special masculine thank-you card for someone and this card came together around this Inkadinkado lighthouse image. This card is huge, made from a sheet of PTI rustic cream cardstock folded in half. I used the recessed diamonds technique found here for the PTI kraft panel, and the distressed newsprint technique found here for the piece of old roadmap I used. I used a piece of mahogany cardstock for the mats. The image was stamped with Close to Cocoa ink and lightly colored in a few areas with Tombows. There is a lightly stamped image in the top right hand corner that reminded me of a compass, so I added that by stamping off once using Versacolor sand beige ink. I used some craft yarn to make the sailors knots, using 4 strands for the horizontal accent and 8 for the vertical. I found the directions for making those here. The Verve sentiment tag was cut with my Cricut, sponged and attached with an eyelet and some dark brown hemp. I distressed the yarn by sponging to add a little age.

I wanted to leave you with a reminder that tomorrow the winner who commented on my CTD card will be announced, so stay tuned!!

Have a wonderful Thursday everyone and thanks for stopping by!

Carol

11 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Your card is wonderful, and you have really paid attention to details.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

AWESOME nautical card!!...love love LOVE the sailor's knots!!

Silli said...

wow Carol, your szene is fabulous...love the image! FUN!

Anke said...

Oh Carol your card is so beautiful, absolutely stunning.

Hugs
Anke

Joanne (jojot) said...

a lighthouse card always catches my attention (lighthouse fan that I am), and this one is serene and warm in feel

JD said...

Oh, Carol, this is a WOW card! I have this stamp and have not even used it yet...didn't know quite what to do with it. Never could I come up with this...You did a beautiful job on this card

Collette said...

This is gorgeous - I love all those knots. Beautiful card.

Sue from Oregon said...

Wonderful...we must think alike...I just borrowed a light house stamp from my friend this week! Love that knot!

Hannah said...

This card is SO AMAZING!!!!
It has to be one of my favorites EVER!!!
I would just about die if something this beautiful landed on my doorstep.
Thank you for the magnificent inspiration.

Doggie Architect said...

I feel so honored that someone who can make a card as beautiful as this has commented on my work.
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Seriously, you must have your own business in cards. It is really a cool card Carol. I am blessed to know that when I need a card, I can call you and you will come up with an awesome idea for any occasion. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.