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Mon 02

Nautical Birthday
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  I have a lot of birthdays coming up, so I am sharing a simple nautical birthday card today.

Started by creating the life preserver.  Used two Circle Basics dies to die cut a ring from white cardstock and another from Ocean Blue paper.  Used scissors to cut sections from the blue one and adhered them onto the white one.  The ropes were die cut from white paper, then light gray dye ink was applied to the edges with a detailed blender tool.  Assembled the life preserver, then added shading to it with a cool gray Copic marker. 


 The background is Bristol paper embossed with the Waves 3D embossing folder.  I used the debossed side.  I also wanted the opening of the life preserver to be distinct from the waves background, so a circle was die cut from white woodgrain paper to back it.  The sentiment from Signature Greetings stamp set was white heat embossed onto black cardstock and fussy cut out before the card was assembled onto a white card base to finish.


Pretty straight forward.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful week. 






Fabulous and fresh CAS card, absolutely LOVE the waves embossing and the life preserver! Perfect for both masculine and feminine recipients!

What a fun card, Trina - just love your life preserver riding the waves!!

Your life preserver is so cleverly done Trina! And I love the debossed side of the waves embossing ... perfect!

I love how you've created the life preserver and the way you used the woodgrain paper behind it. Striking and dimensional waves and a fabulous and eye catching card Trina x.

You always amazes me, Trina! Love this clean and fresh nautical birthday card!

This is an awesome life preserver! What a clever creation and I love how it looks against this awesome embossing!

Great masculine card, love your shading ♥

Awesome card Trina, love the embossing and clever design, Cathy x

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