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Well, today is install day for my countertops. I am typing this post as the 2 installers are busy working in my kitchen. I am so excited to see the finished product.
They brought me the cutting board piece and also some samples to take with me to pick out my backsplash. I really like what I have picked. Good thing because its too late to change now (lol).
I have been doing dishes down in the basement. It's only a slight inconvenience. But, tomorrow my contractor comes and will hook up the new faucet so I will be able to wash upstairs again. No dishwasher until the new one gets installed. that won't happen until I get my backsplash and floor picked out. So I will be working on that quickly.
Anyway, onto my card for today. This one I made for my DT post on The Scrapping Cottage blog. I decided to go with a Father's Day card and a nautical or fishing theme. I make quite a few Father's Day cards so this is just a start.
I used some of the nautical dies from the CottageCutz March 2016 release. And, I am also showing an idea using circle dies for something other than just circles. So lets get started with some info on how I made this card.
Sail Boat Base: Cut with Stampin-Up night of navy card stock. I used the 3rd largest circle die from the CottageCutz circle (basics) set and cut it in half. To give it a wood like effect, I used the Tim Holtz woodgrain embossing folder and ran it through my Big Shot machine.
The fishing net is cut from Stampin'-Up crumb cakes card stock and I used the CottageCutz paddles and rope ladder die. The fish are part of this die and I cut those from Stampin'-Up daffodil delight, tangerine tango and marina mist card stocks.
Striped Sails: I used patterned paper from an older Paper Pumpkin kit and cut in a triangle shape. One is slightly larger than the other. The "sail pole" is 1/4" wide, cut in navy blue and I taped the sails to it. I made it long enough to tuck behind the boat base. To make the red flag atop the sails I used a star punch and cut off one of the points.
Clouds: I cut these from the Lighthouse w/ clouds die. Looks like it's temporarily sold out. Used white card stock and sponged with medium blue ink. I used dimensional tape to secure them to white base.
Water: I used a stamp from PaperTrey ink "ombre builders" to create my water and I stamped in marina mist ink. Scattered a few fish in the water.
To complete my card I stamped my "happy father's day" sentiment in night of navy ink. The stamp is from MFP "reel men" set. I stamped on an angle for added interest.
And, that's my card for today. So until next time.......God bless hugs!!!
I am also entering:
1. Creative Fingers has an anything goes challenge.
2. Morgan's Artworld has a "for the men" challenge.
3. The Stamping Boutique has masculine challenge.
4. Cute Card Thursday has a transport challenge.
5. Crafting For All Seasons has a die cuts/punches challenge.