Making a Masculine Card Using Let's Get Nautical
Ever need to make a masculine card and just know that the nautical look would be perfect? That was me today. And it needed to really wow, so a CAS card was not going to work.
And I love a lot of nautical styles and color combinations, but navy, red and white is my favorite.
When it comes to card stock, I choose my favorites that are from Stampin' Up! I went with Night of Navy – which was the first color ink pad I bought years ago – Real Red and Whisper White, and a touch of Crumb Cake.
For the layers, I knew I needed a couple of textures. When adding a lot of layers, it can still look flat if you don't add texture or textures. I kept the card base just the Night of Navy. But then I dry embossed the Real Red layer with the Stripes embossing folder from Stampin' Up. I also used their Square Lattice embossing folder for the navy and white stripes. Those are just 3/8″ strips of Night of Navy adhered to Whisper White at 3/8″ intervals. When you do that and then dry emboss it makes it feel like it was one piece of card stock.
Then I went with the stamps from MFT, the Go Overboard. I originally stamped the life preserver and then die cut it. But then I tried die cutting it again using only the dies and no stamps, and I much preferred this look. So the life preserver stamps went away and I stuck with the Let's Get Nautical dies.
I love the Linen Thread around the life preserver – it was a fun touch that makes it more life like.
And then the anchor – it is die cut using the Let's Get Nautical dies too out of the Silver Foil paper from Stampin' Up.
That perfect sentiment was stamped using the Night of Navy ink.
To finish off the inside, I added another piece of Real Red along with a horizontal strip of the Navy and White dry embossed custom striped paper that I talked about above.
It was so much fun to make this card. I had a blast knowing exactly who it is going to and knowing that they will love this card. And I had a lot of fun playing with these dies.
I hope that it inspires you to create a masculine themed nautical card. I am sure that if you have been paper crafting for long, you have red, blue and white card stock. Use whatever sentiment you have and go crazy!