Today I have a long overdue tutorial to share with you. Back in March I posted this card I made using the Inspired by Stamping Ahoy Matey! stamp set and had a request (this is for you Marie-Louise!) for a tutorial on how I created it. I will be focusing on the wood grain background and 'porthole' window.
For today's tutorial (heavy on pictures!) I have changed the colors and sentiment from March's card.
Here is the card I will be showing you today:
OK, let’s get started-these are the supplies I will be working with:
The card base is 4¼ x 11, scored at 5½. The outer layer (yellow) and inner layer (ivory) are cut at 4 x 5¼. I will be using the yellow piece for the wood grain layer, which I scored every ½ inch.
First I ‘dragged’ a yellow ink pad along the card stock.
Next I used a medium brown ink.
Lastly, I sparingly used a dark brown ink. Please note, as the ink dries it will lighten.
Using removable adhesive, I placed the wood grain layer on the card base and used the 4th largest Framelit to cut the opening for the porthole.
Next I used the 3rd and 4th largest Framelits to cut the rim(s) for the porthole.
These are all the pieces for assembling the card (plus some baker’s twine and candy dots). I stamped the ship image from the Ahoy Matey! stamp set through the porthole in the front of the card (that way it is perfectly placed inside the card). The anchor was cut with my Silhouette Portrait using the coordinating Ahoy Matey! cut file, then stamped with the anchor image. I stamped the Ahoy Matey! sentiment and die-cut it with a die from the Fancy Labels 3 die set.
To get the porthole rim perfectly centered on the inside of the card, I put adhesive on the side to be attached (see shiny areas), then put removable adhesive on the top side of the die cut circle, matching it to the hole in the card, and finally I closed the card.
The circle is perfectly positioned inside the card and the removable adhesive is easily wiped away!
Here is the finished card from a side angle:
I will be entering this card in The Card Concept Challenge #12 - Nautical Theme:
I think my card falls in the Shabby Chic category.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed today's pictorial.