Braided Border Nautical Card

Hi and thank you for visiting my blog.

It’s that time – The Retiring List is now live – some of the products I have used are available as Last Chance Products – While Supplies last or until 2ndJune 2020.

See below for the specific items used.

I love the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper – brilliant for male cards (not unusable for female cards either).  To start this card, I cut a square of Whisper White cardstock measuring 4¾” square.  Using the Braided Border Punch, I eyeballed the centre of the square and punched once on each side.  Then I cut a 3/16” sliver off each side, reducing the size of the square corners.  I had already chosen the background DSP, the knotted rope design as shown, but did not have an appropriate colour ink to go with it for the next bit ..…. Or did I? Yep, I blended two colours together. Onto the now braided edge square I sponged on Daffodil Delight ink, followed by Highland Heather.  I will admit to doing a bit of research and testing first to be sure that the ink would produce the colour I needed.  My thoughts are that if I had planned ahead, Stampin’ Up’s Soft Suede cardstock or ink would have been a good match for this. As my collection is still very limited, being a new demonstrator, I don’t yet own every colour ink or cardstock as yet!  The yacht in the centre is on the rear of the knotted rope design DSP, so I cut this out first using the largest square from the Stitched Shape Dies.  Then flipping over the remainder of the DSP, cut the knotted rope background measuring 53/8” square for the card.  The card base measures 5½”square and was cut and scored from a piece of A4 Thick Whisper White cardstock.  The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock.

Thank you for viewing my project today.  If you wish to place an order, make a note of the item numbers and use the ‘Shop Now’ tab above, available 24/7, not forgetting to use the current Hostess Code  which is  NJX47PFZ if your order is under £150.  Every customer will receive a thank you gift from me, sent separately from your Stampin’ Up order but please  don’t  select the No Contact option at the check out, as I won’t be able to send you your gift the following month.  If your order is over £150 you get to choose your own rewards.

See you next time,       


Retiring Products:

Braided Border Punch – 151294

Come Sail Away 12×12 DSP – 149481

Equipment & Tools Used:                

Paper Trimmer – 152392

Simply Scored     – 122334

Bone Folder – 102300

Products Used:

Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock – 140490

Whisper White A4 Cardstock – 106549

Memento Ink Pad Tuxedo Black – 132708

Daffodil Delight Ink Pad – 147094

Highland Heather Ink Pad – 147103

Stitched Shape Dies – 152323

Itty Bitty Greetings Cling Stamp Set – 151331

Tear & Tape – 138995

Multi-purpose Liquid Glue – 154974

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