Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Sailing into the sunset.

I needed a quick birthday card so that my grandson could take it back to UK with him this morning to hand-deliver. I wanted to try out a simple folded card that I saw and liked on a blog last week, but, although I did a quick trial fold with a piece of scrap paper, I did not note down where I saw it, so if it was you who posted it, please let me know so I can give you the credit!

Because it was the last day of my grandson's visit, and the end of our village fiesta, I did not make it to my usual Wednesday group, nor did I post on WOYWW, but I had taken a photo on Tuesday ready for it, so here it is, with my card as a WIP centre front.

As you can see I made the background with a brayer and some memento ink pads. The Splodge away mat doesn't come out to play very often, but it has really improved my results with a brayer, so it was money well spent. I used a small Stampscapes texture stamp repeatedly over the lower half of the space which gives a realistic sea impression, and the ship silhouette is by Chocolate Baroque. I used a pale blue piece of card for the base, and some snippets of BP on the lower section. (It doesn't really show in the photo but it has little fish and star-fish on it). I folded the card and cut the image to fit. layered it on a dark blue mat and glued it to the front. I cut a greeting (my Britannia die again!) to match the blue mat and glued this to the base. So here is the finished card.

The diamond topper is supposed to stand up from the base, but mine was a little heavy so it was not very stable. To get around this I cut a small strip of card and glued the top to the back of the diamond. Another small piece of card glued to the base acts as a stop for this and that held it up perfectly and folded away easily for posting.
This was a very straightforward card to put together, so I will be using the design again I am sure. So 'Thank You' to whoever used it last week and gave me the inspiration.


Jean Straw said...

Lovely card Kate, I really like the ship stamp and have often used it myself. Great sea effect with the background stamp as well.
Jean x

MaxineD said...

Stunning card Kate - love that ship stamp, and the scene you have created is amazing.

Di said...

Gorgeous scene Kate - so pleased someone is winning the 'brayer fight'! Beautiful stamp too and I love the shape. Sarn (Stamping for Pleasure) makes cards shaped like this and I think she also has a 'how-to' on her blog - but it wasn't a recent post.

We have a bit of a breeze here today - very welcome it is too!

Hugs, Di xx