Saturday 14 November 2015

Hello Sailor!

This card came about from a piece of ribbon that I had.  A great card for someone serving in the navy, although I know the uniform isn't perfect.  A mixture of dies and alcohol ink on acetate. As it is a nautical theme, I am entering it in the SimonSays Stamp Monday Challenge - Something beginning with N.

 The base card is a piece of white linen A4, scored and folded in half to create a landscape blank.  The bottom half of the card was covered with a piece of navy blue linen card (21cm x 7.5cm) with a piece of the fabulous nautical ribbon that I picked up in a sale wrapped along the top edge.  The anchor was a late addition, having decided that the bottom left area of the card was too bare.  I cut and embossed the Marianne anchor die from silver mirri card and used navy blue and white bakers twine to attach it to the card - tucking the end of the twine under the ribbon.  The portholes were created by cutting the two smallest decorative edge circles by Tattered Lace to create frames.  Bakers twine in navy and white was then threaded through the holes and finished at the back.  Circles of acetate were coloured using alcohol inks and blending solution (Indigo, Pool, Sailboat Blue with a touch of Silver Mixative);  these were glued to the top of the card with the porthole frames added using foam pads; for added dimension and to cover the glue on the edge of the acetate.  In the close up you can see that I didn't quite cut my foam pads small enough so that they couldn't be seen.
The sailor was cut using the George figure, as well as the suit trousers, dress shoes, polo shirt and peaked cap from the Clothing Starter Set by Tattered Lace. I cut the peak off the hat and added a navy blue stripe with my ProMarkers.  Each element of the sailor and clothing was cut from white card and coloured as appropriate with ProMarkers.  The figure was added using foam pads and a final Happy Birthday peel off as the name of the ship provided the finishing touch.

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