Two posts in one day but as its so hot outside I thought I would stay indoors and blog a little.
My Dads birthday is fast approaching and coming from a background where my Dad, Brother and myself all served in the Royal Navy I had to make a card for him with this in mind.
I knew I had to have another play with the Die D-Lies Nautical Set from Spellbinders.
I love this set and I have already used it on the same challenge blog before at Freshly Made Sketches but I just loved the layout again.
I cut the little boat from the set from kraft card and paper pieced part of the sail in some blue corrugated card. I then cut the anchor from copper mirror card that I got from my local craft shop. This mirror card is amazing. The shine on it is just fantastic.
I even tried to make a little sailors knot at the top. Something I know that my Dad is really good at as he makes these wonderful ships bell ropes using all kinds of decorative knots.
Knot tying was something I didn't do as I joined the Royal Navy as a Communicator but I did learn the basics during my training.
I wrapped a little bit of string around the anchor and finished with a tiny sea shell which I found in my stash.
The designer papers I have used came from The Works on a recent trip to visit my family in the UK. I couldn't believe the price. They paper pad was £1!
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out Spellbinders for details of this lovely die set.