Sunday, June 28, 2015


A happy alignment of similarly-themed challenges, a weekend where looking into used ark prices seems not unreasonable, and a desire to play with stamps and inks... and I have a card to share! 
The card:

Many moons ago, I pinned this card, since I had the same stamp set and really liked the way Eva highlighted the shells and anchor using squares. (I'd call them "inchies", but really, they are inch-and-a-halfies.) I sponged the edges of both the squares and the striped paper — the Authentique patterned paper almost calls out for a little distressing, not that I usually hear that call. ;) I was so pleased that I managed to ink the sentiment in two different colours AND stamp it straight! 
The challenges:

The Challenge #40: Nautical
Besides the nautical theme, I was also inspired by the blue and cream of the inspiration photo as well as the stripes. And if I type quickly, I will even get this entered before the challenge deadline. 

CASology #152: Nautical
A second nautical challenge! And almost a day left to enter! While my design isn't the ultimate in clean and simple design, I think it still qualifies. So I hope my CASology friends think so too. ;) 

Shopping Our Stash #207: For the Boys
While I don't think this card is just for boys, I do think it's a very appropriate card for a guy. I may even have one in mind. Also... everything I used is old from my stash.

Crafty Creations Challenges #292: Red, White and/or Blue
Three colours that just happen to be eminently suitable for a nautical card. 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Self-explanatory, I hope. :) 

Thanks for stopping by! I think I'll go looking for a rowboat next. 

Supplies: Stampin' Up naturals white cardstock, Authentique Anchored patterned paper, Unity Beach Cottage Collection & Celebrate stamps, Memento Paris dusk & rhubarb stalk; antique linen distress inks, Nellie's Multiframe square die, pop-dot tape

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Nance E Salkeld said...

Wonderful nautical card! I love that you gave it a distressed feel too! Thanks for playing The Challenge!

Lisa Arana said...

Linds, this is fabulous! I love the nautical feel and that is the perfect patterned paper.

Chris D. said...

Ok, I think I need to case your case. This is all kinds of fabulous! And I totally think this is a great guy card! Thanks for joining in the fun at Shopping Our Stash!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love those nautical images stamped in blue Lindsey! Thank you for sharing with us at CASology this week!

Anita said...

Very pretty nautical card! Thank you for joining us at The Challenge this week.

Leslie Hanna said...

Why yes, the challenge stars did align in your favor this week, and you've done them proud!

Jen W. said...

So nice when the stars align for a challenge. :) Love your nautical beauty - the inked edges are perfect and whoop whoop on the sentiment!! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

lauren bergold said...

what a great card! i love the nautical theme, and it's a pretty fab take on our "for the boys" challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH as well! :)

Heather G said...

This is stunning. I love the look and may have to CASE your card that you CASE'd. Like all the distressing. I usually forget to ink up some part of the card. Oh, thanks for linking with us at Crafty Creations also (should I have written 2 comments? LOL).

Anonymous said...

Hey Lindsey!! I love your take on the cue card! All of those images are found in the ocean. Nicely done.Thank you so much for playing us this week at CASology.

Anna-Karin said...

Great card. Love the nautical theme. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Hugs Anna-Karin

Jingle said...

I love this! The images look amazing! Great work! Thanks so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

Jessi Fogan said...

How I hear ya on the water...ugh! This is fabulously CAS, and the colours are just perfect. I love the way the images are framed on the inch-and-a-halfies