I love to make a card from scratch and get inky making backgrounds so i had a lot of fun making this card. All the stamps are from the Aspects of Design Nautical stamp plate. I stamped the large ship/map image randomly on white card with stormy skies distress ink and then did the same with the ship stamp using Tumbled glass distress ink. I sprayed the background lightly with Moonshadow inks in Bucaneer Bay Blue and Golden Dubloons. I repeated this on the back of the card and then cut an X where the background would lie over the main image. I distressed all the edges with tumbled glass and vintage photo DI and attached the folded back corners with little brads.
The main image was stamped and embossed with walnut stain distress EP on a left over scrap of the background card. I painted the image with a little Bucanner Bay blue and Golden Dubloons inks and attached the background over the image.
The sentiment is stamped and embossed with the same EP. The little brass button is from my stash and the hinges are grungeboard basics die cuts coloured with vintage photo DI and more Golden Dubloons Moonshadow Ink.
I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
Aly's Sunday Challenge: for the guys
C.R.A.F.T challenge: Martial arts/sport - I hope sailing counts :-)
Crafty Sentiments: Vintage
Paper Sundaes: Distressing
One Stop Crafty Challenge :More than one fold
Pixie Dust: Buttons
Sweet Stampin Challenge: Clear as mud (Brown + 1 other colour, I chose blue)
Simon Says Stamp: Bingo challenge (my line is brads, button, die cut)
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