A step by step tutorial on a nautical themed thank you card
Hello everyone! So June is almost over and summer is already here for good! It is the perfect season to make and give nautical themed cards. Who doesn’t enjoy a little daydreaming of sailing on a boat with this hot weather? So today we are making a nautical themed thank you card! Read along to see how you can make it from scratch!
When it comes to nautical cards the colour palette is easy to choose! Marine blue, vibrant red and pure white is the answer! You can make anything combining this three colours and it will instantly have a nautical feel. For the card base I went for craft cardstock to get a rustic touch to the card. I combined two different pattern papers. When I want to choose my patterns I just put one next to the other to see if they are pleasant to the eye together. This combination here seemed interesting and elegant for the card that I had in mind.
The focal point
I went through my stash to find anything nautical related. I had a stamp set that was ocean related but it was way to small to use it for my focal point. So I went ahead and started creating my own embellishments. Firstly, I used my Sizzix Circle Die Set to create a lifebuoy out of red and white paper. Then to make an anchor I went online and googled some images to have as a reference. It is quite simple sketch especially if you fold your paper in half to achieve a symmetrical shape. Then I fussy cut out of dark blue paper. But it was looking a bit flat. So I decide to give it some dimension and glow. To do that I coated it with VersaMark Ink and then with a thick layer of clear embossing powder. After that o heat embossed it to melt the powder. I repeated the same steps three times to make it more dimensional each time. I have to admit the result was very impressive!! You have to try it!
I die-cut a label out of red paper and I heat embossed my sentiment with white embossing powder. Finally I arranged everything on my card. As final touches I added some thread on the top of the anchor and some dash line with my white gel pen all around. And that was it! My card is ready! I must admit that this turned out to be one of my all time favorites! I love how minimal and pretty it is! What do you think?
I hope you enjoyed reading this post! Please leave me a comment if you liked it and if you have any suggestions on card ideas! Thank you all for stopping by! See you again in few days with a new card! Until then…happy crafting!