Sunday, July 5, 2020

Maritime Birthday

When I was young, we lived within walking distance of the Gulf of Mexico where my parents moored our sailboat. There were boats of every size and style in the warm gulf waters and we grew up familiar with the sounds and smells of the ocean. (This card will be used for one of my brothers or nephews.)

There is a weekly challenge underway at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenges. This is Challenge #375, ending Sunday evening, July 5, 2020. I have been using patriotic colors for a few weeks so decided to continue using the papers on my desk for just one more card.
A panel of navy cardstock was adhered to a white card base, followed by a matted panel of fish-patterned paper. The banners were cut and added with foam tape. Imagine my surprise when I realized I did not have a die to create an anchor. So two anchors were hand-drawn and fussy-cut - one from navy and one from silver. The inside was decorated with the navy blue anchor and cardstock strip.
If you have been wanting to try sketch challenges, you'll be pleased to see the great sketches each week at the AHSC Blog.

Stamp: RCD "A Little Birdie" (birthday sentiment)
Ink: Stampin' Up! Night of Navy
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Night of Navy, Real Red, Coastal Cabana & Silver
Paper: Stampin' Up! "Maritime" Collection (retired)
Punch: Stampin' Up! (used for sentiment)
Misc.: Foam tape, enamel dot, jute cord


  1. What a great design! Love the mix of designer papers, sweet nautical images! :)

  2. Cool card, Melanie! I love the nautical elements. Thanks so much for joining us at AHSC this week. Please join us again soon!
    :) Marie

  3. Great papers for this sketch, and the shiny anchor makes a great focal point. Happy to see your card at AHSC!