Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Going Nautical for Twofer

Hello friends.  I hope your week is off to a crafty start.

I have a Twofer Threefer for you today.
It's a long post so be prepared.

First the Twofer

I had this old and well loved Stampin' Up! set out to do a card for my last class.
So When I saw the Twofer Challenge was
I was part way there.

Often times I start with one direction for a card and end up scrapping that idea
and going another way.  That was the case with this card.

It's an okay card for a guy, but I ended up with something a little different for the class.

After class the set was still out so I used the anchor for another card.

I stamped the anchors on some scraps of Neenah with blue ink and heat embossed
with clear embossing powder.  I fussy cut them out and added them to a
Neenah panel that has Subtle embossing.  A narrow strip of matching cardstock
divides the design from the sentiment.

As long as I had the set out, I went for a Threefer.

This anchor was stamped with Versamark and I used copper embossing powder on it.

My favorite is the blue anchor card.  But I'll be using all of them.

Oh, and the class card...
They liked that I kept it simple.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps:  The Open Sea (ret. SU), Fun Birthday Sentiments (HLS)
Ink:   Soft Suede
Paper:   Rustic Ivory (gift), Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip (SU)
Other:  Clear EP, Stitched Shape Die (SU), 2 1/2" Circle Punch (SU), Cotton Yarn

Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps:  The Open Sea (ret. SU), Walk by Faith (PTI)
Ink:   Pacific Point, Midnight Muse (SU)
Paper:   Blueberry Bushel (SU), Neenah
Other:  Clear EP, Subtle EF (SU)

Card Recipe
Stamps:  The Open Sea (ret. SU), Bouquet of Thanks (SSS)
Ink:   Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede (SU), Versamark
Paper:   Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla (SU)
Other:  Infinity Circles (HA), Copper EP (Zing), Subtle EF (SU)


Darnell said...

Look at you making a FOURfer and all of them different designs! Way to go, Bonnie!! I love them all equally, but I agree with you that the blue anchor card design is especially appealing. That sentiment with those three anchors representing strength is just perfect! I also love your circular designs with the maps and the old-timey sailing vessel in sandy neutral shades! (Great knot on that first birthday card!) Four amazing manly cards!! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #19! Hugs, Darnell

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fabulous nautical set, Bonnie! I love your class card and how you changed it up for the twofer with the anchor!!

Christine Alexander said...

Three great cards Bonnie, I love this nautical theme perfect for creating a a few masculine cards.

kiwimeskreations said...

Loving all three of these wonderful nautical cards Bonnie - especially the blue one!!

LesleyG said...

Always loved this set Bonnie, thanks for sharing your lovely cards xxx

BożenA said...

WOW !!! All stunning! Very elegant and refined in every detail. I love these cards, Bonnie. Thank you for sharing these projects.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

ALL are amazingly beautiful, love every single one.
Faith x

Bunny said...

Wonderful cards, Bonnie. I love that they are masculine. They are all so pretty. [Bunny]

Trina P. said...

Now you’re just showing off, Bonnie. *lol*😂 Three terrific threefors... all beautifully stamped and designed. Boy this set brings back memories. Great job. xx

Brenda in IN said...

I have this set too and completely overlooked it when getting my supplies together. Now, after seeing your gorgeous cards, I could and should kick myself. These are perfect nautical cards and I love the blue anchor one for the color and design. The old world map is great too.

Marcia Hill said...

AMAZING cards Bonnie...love them all! I have an older SU! Nautical set too that I still use and it's wonderful for masculine cards, but I love your idea to use it for sympathy cards too...thanks for the inspiration!! :0)

I Card Everyone said...

Bonnie, your course was set, and you steered the ship beautifully! THREE times!! and each one is beautiful! I especially love those stamped in brown - and what a fabulous sailing ship!

Susan said...

Four great masculine card designs - love them!! I think my favourite is the sympathy card - always really hard to come up with good designs for sympathy for a man.

Nstiz said...

These are wonderful masculine designs, Bonnie. I think all of us struggle with those sometimes. Love how you used that set. You matted the images beautifully too. You make me want to start hunting this set too!

Pat said...

Well you certainly made great use of this SU set Bonnie, and I think my favourite image is the sailing ship, but the blue anchor border is perfect with that particular sentiment and the two different using the map and compass work beautifully too. x

Vicky Hayes said...

Look at you with your four-fer Bonnie! There's something wonderful about seeing a group of cards made from the same set but all different. I particularly like the anchor one with its strong blues. I miss my The Open Sea set!

Cat Craig said...

I love this stamp set and its im my stash, it has such great use for man cards. FOUR cards - Fabulous that they are all different designs.

Your twofers are fabulous. That anchor is a great element. I love that you have it appearing to swing pendulum fashion on the first card. Great sense of movement. The three anchors on your second card are quite soothing. Thank you for playing along with Twofer Card Challenge #19.

Natalie s said...

Oh! You've created a wonderful set of masculine cards. That looks like a great set to have in your stash. (natshobbycorner)

Loll said...

Four fantastic cards using that nautical stamp set, Bonnie! Love all of them. Great work with the fussy-cutting of those intricate anchors!! I could not pick a favourite, they are all wonderful! xx

Jo said...

I love the monochromatic nautical theme on each and every one of these cards. So crisp and clear, classic pieces from the past. These are all special, with a professional appeal. Beautiful work! xxx

Leslie Miller said...

I love nautical cards and what beautiful stamps these are for yours -- all four of them! Wow! The two you shared at Twofer are simply knocking my socks off, especially the blue... but then the composition of the brown really grabs me, too. So glad to see you there, Bonnie!