Friday, July 19, 2013

Loving the Nautical Trend

I can't seem to get enough of this nautical trend. My eyes are always drawn to it, the colors, the elements, the stripes, everything about it. I am loving it. 
So I jumped right in with the new Curtain Call Challenge. Have you seen the new blog? The design team is packed with talent. You can see the first challenge HERE. 

I pulled out a few of my Reverse Confetti stamp sets and made this card. 

This was the inspriation photo from the Curtain Call Blog.

I pulled out the yellows and navy and a of the nautical elements-the anchor and helm. Yes, I Googled it. I had no idea what the official name of the wooden steering wheel on a boat was called. It's a Helm. Just in case you were wondering too. 

I colored up the cool lighthouse image from the Happy Harbor stamp set and then cut it out. I mounted that and a die cut helm onto the pierced circle from Blueprints3 Die-namics. I needed a little something more in the background, so I stamped the compass rose with versamark ink on the Kraft circle. 

I added the sweet row of anchors and the cool "hashtagawesome" sentiment from Arrows 'n Elements to a fishtail flag. I bit of washi tape and a yummy Steel Blue button finished this one off. 

How can you not feel summer with this card? How do you feel about this nautical trend? Do you love it or are you over it? I'd love to know. 

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  1. Fab take on the challenge! Love the stamps you used!


  2. Love this Lisa!!! Great layout, too!

  3. Fabulous mix of elements and a great layout. Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call!

  4. Gotta love anything about water ;)

  5. What a super fun card!! Thanks for playing along with us over at the Curtain Call!!

  6. Hey girlie --- I'm actually looking for a nautical stamp set w: matching dies...
    Do you have quite a few that you love?
    Your card & the reverse confetti sets are awesome !!!! ;)) :))
    I'm in the market for some ship shape stamps... :))

  7. what a lovely card, Lisa! Love all of the fun stamping and elements you added:) Thanks so much for playing along at the Curtain Call!

  8. What a fabulous card, great images and layout and I'm lovin your sentiment :)

  9. Beautiful! The little lighthouse is so sweet! I love this take on the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

  10. super cute, love that little lighthouse!

  11. So many awesome touches!! The twine, the texture on the yellow, the staples. Love how it all works together!! Thanks for joining us for the first Curtain Call!

  12. Lisa I love all of your details. the twine is fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing with us for the first Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

  13. Living near the ocean, I don't think I'll ever tire of the nautical theme (especially since I grew up in the land-locked Midwest)! Your lighthouse is darling and so perfectly shaded, and you've added lots of fun little details. Thanks for joining us for the first Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!


Thanks so much for your kind and supportive words. I appreciate each of you taking the time to leave some love. Have a great day!