Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ahoy Matey

Here’s my card for this week’s Waltzingmouse sketch challenge. It’s been a while since I used my Half Pint Heroes set, so I pulled it out for this cute card.

The image panel is inked with several different colors of distress inks to create a watery background. I stamped the submarine image and colored with Copic markers, then added a clear dome sticker to the largest porthole and some Glossy Accents to the smaller ones for a glass-like look. The image is set on the panel with foam tape.

I covered the cardfront with a piece of green dotted paper, edged with two coordinating green cardstock strips. After setting the image panel in place, I wrapped the cardfront with some blue baker’s twine, securing it with a bow at the top of the image panel. The set’s “ahoy matey” sentiment is stamped on a light green notch-ended strip and accented with a matching green button.

Materials Used:
Half Pint Heroes stamp set (Waltzingmouse Stamps); white cardstock (Taylored Expressions); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko); Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers, and Shabby Shutters distress inks, Glossy Accents (Ranger); markers (Copic); Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, and Limeade Ice cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Caribbean baker’s twine (The Twinery); green button (Michaels); clear dome sticker (Making Memories); foam tape


  1. super cute card, hope you are doing well girl!

    enjoy *~*

  2. So CUTE! Crisp, clean, and in the perfect colors. Amazing coloring of that little sub guy! Love the twine wrap with this sketch TOO!

  3. Just lovely! Great colours - perfect for a guy! Love the colouring on your submarine!

  4. Super cute card! The sponging in different colors looks great around the submarine.


  5. This is adorable Lori! LOVE the colors you used (I actually just made a not so colorful card with the little sailor boy for next week's challenge! You just inspired me to use more color - Thanks! Thanks also for playing with us at WMSC, hugs, Karin

  6. That sub always makes me smile and this card perfectly shows it off! Wonderful!

  7. Adorable! That little guy looks amazing - love the colors and your shading!

  8. Oh I need to pull mine out too, love the blue background.

  9. Just too darn cute! Your colors are so fun.


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