Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Card Concept #12: Use a Nautical Theme

The Card Concept is going out to sea this week...our challenge #12 is to use a nautical theme.  I'll bet you have at least one nautical stamp or die set you can use...I am ashamed to admit I had quite a bit more than one to choose from.  What can I say...I love nautical images!  This week at Card Concept we are saying goodbye to Karen Davis who is one of our Freestyle Collage Style Design Team Members.  Karen will be greatly missed and starting this week, I am going to try to fill her very big shoes and step into the Freestyle Collage category while Lesley Croghan will be creating for the Classy and Elegant style.  So, just in case you don't know what Freestyle Collage's the definition:
unrelated elements in a collection
can be done in any style
Sound like fun?  Here's the card I made using my new style:
I used a variety of die cuts and one stamp set to make this card.  If you've never heard of My Favorite Things Blueprints SHOULD!  I got this as my first set (Blueprints #14) and think the Blueprint series is going to be my go-to dies for Freestyle Collage cards. Every one of the dies can be used in so many different combinations and I can not wait to collect them all.  I used WPlus9's Dockside to stamp and die cut the badge and sparkly anchor.  I used a Silhouette cut file for the Birthday Boy sentiment and cut a shadow in contrasting blue so it would stand out a bit more.  You have two weeks to make your card based on any of our six Card Making Styles and a nautical theme.  
                                                        Clean and Simple
                                                        Clean and Layered
                                                        Clean and Graphic
                                                        Freestyle Collage
                                                        Shabby Chic
                                                        Classy and Elegant
The Card Concept Challenge #12 ends on Monday, June 23rd at noon, PST.


Tracey McNeely said...

Cathy this is so awesome, I love the gold glitter and the bright red and blue papers! LOVE!

Lisa Elton said...

You did s terrific job with your switch in card categories Cathy, this is wonderful!!

Sharron said...

Great design, Cathy! Love the red, white & blue. Sounds like fun to have a new category. I know you'll create some wonderful projects!

Alanna said...

Fabulous card Cathy -- you've stepped into this category just wonderfully. And I agree with you on the MFT blueprints dies - they are wonderful.

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is so cute, Cathy! Congrats on switching up 'roles' at The Card Concept. :) It's fun and challenging to try on new styles for size, isn't it?

I am delighted to be part of the team in the Classy & Elegant role!

Jeanne J. said...

Just look at all the yummy layers and glitter! Absolutely wonderful Cathy! I agree - I think the Collage suits you well and I know you're going to totally rock it - just like this one! Totally winner!

Joyce said...

Wow--it looks like you and the Collage Style are a match made in heaven. Fabulous card, and so many pretty things to look at. OK, I am going to check out those dies too, I've never heard of them before.

Diane Jaquay said...

I love this, Cathy! The red, white and blue with the touches of gold looks fabulous! I'm with you, LOVE my Blueprints dies for making cards :)

Marybeth said...

Love this freestyle collage Cathy! I think you will be just perfect for your new roll. You always make such fun cards with lots to look at. Collage is one of your styles.
What a great nautical card , loving all the layers and patterned papers.

BethieJ said...

Cathy I LOVE it!! What a GREAT card and FUN theme!!
Have a GREAT day!!

Deepti said...

Cathy, I love the coordination of tiny anchors in the BG with the big glittery focal anchor :) awesome card!