Thursday, December 27, 2012

Sailor's Knot for Dad


Though Julie gave us this week off, some of us Flourishes Girls are still playing in the Free for All Friday today :)  Give a girl a stamp and she can't help herself!

I needed a card for my Dad as we're having a big party for him with friends and relatives today for his 75th Birthday.


A lighthouse is such a beautiful symbol of direction and hope, perfect for a masculine birthday card I think, and especially for 75 years!  I used Flourishes A Guiding Light set for the main image stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on Flourishes Classic White Cardstock, and then the Antique Map set for the background teal-dp layer stamped in Memento Teal Zeal ink.   The designer paper is Authentique Celebrate, the tones are perfect for this coloured image.  I also used Flourishes Emerald Coast Cardstock for the base.  



The main image is cut out with Spellbinder's Creative Book Pages Two Die.  And then because it would work so perfectly I taught myself via Pinterest how to tie a double sailor's knot in hemp.  I think a softer style of rope would probably tie a bit easier next time, hemp is a bit waxy and thick.  A little Flourishes Emerald Coast Button for accent and it's done!  





Oh...just an FYI, I used this week's Decontructed Sketch from Jen, just flipped.  


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9 comments:

TLady said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOVE your card Christine! LOVE the layers & the Sailors Knot! You did a FABULOUS JOB in coloring!!!!!!!!!!!! :) I'm SURE your Dad will LOVE his card! :)

Joan V said...

Oh, I just love nautical cards. Just fantastic and I am sure your Dad will love it. Thanks for sharing.

Heather Jensen said...

This is beautiful Christine! Love that knot and your coloring is fabulous. I am sure he will love it. :)

Hugs~

Marisa said...

Fabulous card, Christine!! Just love the colour combo. Wonderfully coloured and the knot is the perfect touch. Your dad is sure to love it :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow fabulous and great card Christine.
congratulations on your fathers birthday

greetings karin

Karen McAlpine said...

Great card...love the knot. Happy birthday to your Dad!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fabulous masculine card and I am sure he loved it Christine. THe framing with the texture is perfect and awesome knot! Still can't tie those for nothing. ha!

dpkennedy said...

Great knot Christine! I love your coloring too-just beautiful!

Conniecrafter said...

Hope you enjoyed a great day with your Dad, love the coloring and layout of the card and that knot is such a perfect touch to go with the theme!