Monday, 14 July 2014

Ahoy there ...

Happy Monday to you all ... I hope that you are enjoying the lovely weather!

We are officially on Summer holiday here at the Philpott house.  The girls broke up from school last week and we are keeping our fingers crossed that the sun will continue.  

I was so busy last week that I did not get time to get any projects posted for you so today I have three projects to share using the new Ahoy There collection from Carta Bella. 

The collection contains papers as well as stamps and a die set.

The 'Sea' card above starts as a brown square card (mine was 14.5cm x 14.5cm). 

Using a collection of the smaller stamps from the stamp set stick these onto an acrylic block.  You can then use this and a black pigment ink pad (a pigment ink pad will give you a crisper stamped image than a dye based ink) to stamp a 'wallpaper' effect all over the base card.

Use the base of the boat die to cut the scalloped border at the bottom of the card.  Adhere to a strip of white cardstock and then add to the bottom of the card (all of the patterned papers used were taken from the 6x6 paper pad).

Use another piece of patterned paper from the pad to create a strip sitting just above the scalloped border (overlap the edge of the paper onto the scallops slightly for a neat finish).

Use some red and white twine as shown and stamp 'hello there sunshine' from the stamp set to complete the bottom of the card.

 On a separate piece of cardstock, stamp the lighthouse from the stamp set (using Rocket red ink) and use the die as well as patterned papers from the kit to create the boat (N.B. you will need to cut the boat die twice to get two sails).  Add a little peanut ink around the edges and stick into place. The word 'Sea' was cut from brown cardstock (same as base card) and stuck into place.  

You will find it easier to stick all of the small pieces for this card with a glue pen.

Trim the white cardstock and edge the corners with a corner rounder.  Edge with ink again and add to the card with 3d foam pads.


The bunting was created by cutting small triangle pieces (freehand) and sticking them to a piece of white card.  Trim around the bunting leaving a white edge and stick to the card so that it crosses over the white panel (remember that you will need to use 3d foam to stick the bunting to the brown side of the card and double sided tape/glue to stick it to the white panel so that it is balanced).

The adventure card begins as a standard size A6 card which is covered with coordinating papers from the paper pad.  The lighthouse is stamped onto white cardstock with rocket red ink.  Trim leaving a white edge and stick to the card.  

Add some of the twine to the spine of the card.

'Adventure' is stamped onto white cardstock, trimmed and mounted onto red paper before trimming and adding to the card with foam pads.

Use the dies to cut the ship's wheel and anchor.  Both pieces are edged with cocoa memento ink.  Use a star jazzy brad to the middle of the ships wheel (you will need to fold the stems of the brads back onto them selves behind the wheel so that the back of the brad does not show through from the front).  Add some red and white twine to the anchor which is then stuck to white card and trimmed.  Stick the wheel and anchor to the card using a mixture of foam and the glue pen.

 Finally add some 'v' shapes for the seagulls and stitched effect with a black gel pen.

The simple 'Sea' card was created using a card from the new Harmony Card Stack  from Authentique paper.

The new card making stack is just beautiful.  The stack contains 18 cards which are already scored for you.  All you have to do is simply tear a card out of the pack using the perforated edge, fold along the scored line and add your embellishment/s. Great for when you need to make a 'quick' card!

I used one of the swallow designs for this card.

Using a large circle punch and white cardstock from the Textura Black & White cardstock pad punch a circle, edge with an ink pad and add to the card.  Add a stitched effect around the edge for added detail with a gel pen.

Cut the boat die from white cardstock and then stamp over each piece with images from the stamp set.  Edge with ink again and stick to a piece of grey card from the Textura card pack. Trim and stick into place.

Finally add some red and white twine around the spine of the card, cut the word 'Sea' from black cardstock (again in the Textura pack), adhere to white card, trim and add to the final design.

Hope you enjoy! I'll be back soon with more projects!

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