Monday, January 24, 2022

For a Retirement

 Hello there friends... I hope this finds you well

First off I am sorry that many of you are only just receiving the Christmas cards I sent out - I don't know what is going on with the mail, I sent everything out on time but I guess better late than never.

 I haven't done much in the way of papercrafting but our cousin in Cornwall is retiring at the end of the month so I wanted to make him a card. He has spent most of his life on the sea and is Captain of the ship that services the Scily Isles. Now he has finally been able to purchase his own boat and is looking forward to enjoying sailing with his wife after what has been a very traumatic few years for them both.

 So of course it has to be a nautical card

 I used Versamark through a compass stencil onto navy pearlescent cardstock and embossed it in a mix of gold and silver - I missed some parts but I liked it that way and added a script stamp to it

I used distress inks to create a background for the little sailing boat (Wplus9) and added some gold/silver embossed waves using a versamark pen, then covered it with acetate and framed it.

 I'm pleased with how it turned out even though I somehow managed to break my Bigshot, then again it has served me well for many years.

In my previous post I shared a photo of a top I made for my friend and I'm happy to say she was thrilled with it... And my husband was thrilled with the jumper she made him!

The photo is a little blurry I'm afraid. It was supposed to be a birthday present but I gave it to him as it's so cold.

Okay that's it for now, stay warm and stay well

Till soon,

~ Ros ~