Nautical But Nice: Float Someone’s Boat with a Pretty Sail Boat Card
Time to spread nautical vibes, with a sea-themed card project! Fresh waves and blue skies adorn Helen’s Kirkham’s Pretty Sail Boat Card, ensuring this design is sure to float someone’s boat! Featuring choppy waves, a lush blue sky with floating fluffy clouds and an adorable sail boat, this sea-themed greetings card will put a smile on anyone’s face; discover exactly how to create your own, following Helen’s step-by-step project below.
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- Coloured cardstock
- Nautical themed stamps
- 7” x 5” Kraft Card Blank
- Thin Foam Tape
- Shaker Foam Tape
- Stamp Block
- Blue Ink
- Brother ScanNCut
- Cutting Craftorium Sunshine Days USB
Using your ScanNCut, add the sailboat from the seaside mobile folder from the Sunshine Days USB to your mat. Delete all images except the two sailboats, and one each of the sails. Select all, centralize vertically and horizontally, and resize to 1.75” x 2”. Cut the boat out of the kraft card, then cut one sail out of red card and the other out of blue card.
Using the ScanNCut, cut a rectangle measuring 6.75” x 4.75” out of blue glitter card, and stick to the card blank.
Cut a rectangle measuring 6.5” x 4.5” out of white card. Using the small silhouette of a sailboat from the ‘Ahoy Matey’ stamp set and the blue ink, stamp around the edge of the white card.
Helen’s helpful hint:
Stamp some of the images off the edge of the card to create an interesting and unique pattern. Place your card onto a glass mat so the residue ink can be simply wiped away, so as not to mark your work space. Also, because you will be covering up the centre of the card blank, save time and only stamp where the images will be seen!
Cut a rectangle measuring 6.25” x 4.25” out of four shades of blue card.
Glue the sky blue card to the white stamped card, and glue both to the glitter card. Then, using the small cloud stamp and the blue ink, stamp the top of the sky blue card.
Gently tear the other three pieces of blue card to create waves.
Glue the baby blue card to the sky blue card.
Stick the royal blue card down using the thin foam tape.
Glue the sailboat to the card, then stick the navy blue card down using 3D shaker foam.
Cut a rectangle measuring 1” x 2” out of white card, stamp the sentiment, and glue to the card.
Helen’s helpful hint:
When stamping a sentiment try using a precision stamping tool for accuracy.
You now have yourself a nautical themed greetings card, fit to sail the seven seas!