A sailor is an artist

Hey everybody, a very Happy Saturday to you – and it’s the last day of July! Hope you’ve had a good week! I’ve been busy in my studio and that makes me a happy camper! I’m happy to be back on the Eyelet Outlet blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a masculine nautical-themed card featuring our Boat & Lighthouse Brads, which are new in the store this month, and paired them with our Anchor Brads along with our Wide Sky Washi Tape and Water Washi Tape! I use these two washi tape patterns together a lot because they create the coolest water/beach scenes ever!

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock along with a layer from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock which I covered with Wide Sky Washi Tape and Water Washi Tape. I fashioned a cliff from CutCardStock 80# Sandcastle cardstock and then stamped some birds and shoreline greenery. I stamped a large sentiment in blue ink on white cardstock, trimmed the strip and adhered it across the top of the sky portion of the panel. I added Boat & Lighthouse Brads and an Anchor Brad,, and adhered the panel to the card base. The finishing touch was the addition of two Blue Enamel Dots on the sentiment strip.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock, embellished it with a strip of Red Skinny Washi Tape and a strip of CutCardStock 80# Wild Blueberry cardstock, stamped the sentiment in blue ink, and layered the panel on the blueberry cardstock.

And one more peek… loving how this turned out! These new brads (paired with the anchor brads and washi tape) make awesome nautical masculine cards!

Eyelet Outlet products used:
Wide Sky Washi Tape
Water Washi Tape
Boat & Lighthouse Brads
Anchor Brads
Blue Enamel Dots
Skinny Red Washi Tape

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock 80# Sandcastle cardstock, CutCardStock 80# Wild Blueberry cardstock
Stamps: The Project Bin Anchors Away stamp set, Inspired by Stamping Seaside stamp set
Ink: StazOn Jet Black ink; Memento Paris Dusk, Cottage Ivy and Desert Sand ink
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies at Eyelet Outlet! I can already see you drooling, lol! Be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ Eyelet Outlet Facebook Page to keep up with news and sales, and while you’re at it, join the Eyelet Outlet Fans Facebook group for lots of creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig