Sunday, 10 July 2011

A birthday card with a nautical theme

A friend commissioned me to make a birthday card for her mum - as they will be on a cruise at the time, she asked if I could include something nautical on the card as well as flowers. Fortunately, the lady likes red flowers, so I thought a red, white and blue colour combo would be appropriate.

The papers are English Paper Company 'all abroad', the flowers are Craftime and the 3D anchor, rope and ship's wheel stickers are Eno.

As I wanted the card to be a bit special and 'different' I made it tent style.


I was asked to include the verse from 1 Corinthians 13:13 'And now these three remain: faith, hope and love, but the greatest of these is love.'

She asked me to include a special verse - this is what I chose:

'Wishing you the kind of day that's filled with special things,
The kind that's long remembered for the happiness it brings!

I used a tiny ship's wheel stamp from cart-us.com in the corners.

I've left the inner space for a handwritten message, just adding 'Hope your day is plain sailing'.

I'm entering this for the following challenges:

Kaboodle 74: celebrations
Pollycraft 100: celebrations
Ellephantastic: celebrations
Paper creator's crafts 2: special occasions
Craft room: summer birthdays
Penny's 57: happy birthday
Ruby's rainbow 7: happy birthday
Ladybug 35: summer birthdays
Tanda teaser 175: we're all going on a summer holiday (my friend and family will be on a summer cruise when the mum celebrates the birthday, hence the nautical theme)
Creations by Gill M 11: summer holiday (see above)
Creative inspirations 63: red, white and blue
Order of the opus gluei 108: red, white and ???
Pink elephant 106: red, white and blue
Cooking it up with Katie 68: colours of your flag - red, white and blue
Crafting for all seasons 4: red, white and blue
Pattie's creations 25: your flag colours - red, white and blue
Our daily bread 67: red, white and blue
Paper creations ink 4: red, white & blue
Embellish magazine: nautical colour trends challenge
Jay Gee's nook challenge 9: inspiration photo (nautical)
Irish teddy's: flowers
Try it Tuesday (taggers): card week - flower power
Scrappy frogs: summer flowers
Charisma cardz 27: all about flowers
Art impressions 23: using something from your stash - papers, stickers, flowers
Aud sentiments 32: sentiments with at least two words
Stamp insanity 66 & 67: anything goes