Friday, June 20, 2014

You Float my Boat

The current challenge at The Card Concept is to use a nautical theme, so I put together this clean and layered design for the challenge. The image I used is part of a stamp set intended for Valentine’s Day, but it was a perfect fit for the challenge!

You Float my Boat card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from Papertrey Ink
I used the sailboat from Papertrey Ink’s Tremendous Treats: Valentine stamp set as my focal image. The boat shape was die cut from white cardstock, then stamped with the matching image and colored with Copic markers. I adhered the boat to a panel of light blue dotted patterned paper. After edging the patterned paper with a strip of red cardstock, I adhered it to a kraft card base. I added a blue die cut strip of wavy water beneath it, anchoring it with some grid patterned washi tape.

 To go with the card’s love theme, I attached a red die cut heart above the sailboat. The “you float my boat” sentiment from the companion Tiny Treats: Valentine stamp set was stamped on a red fishtail flag strip. I wrapped the end of the strip with some twine and added a tiny bow before adhering it to the cardfront.

Materials Used:
Tremendous Treats: Valentine and Tiny Treats: Valentine stamp sets, Spring Rain patterned paper, Eyelet Lace and Tremendous Treats: Valentine dies (Papertrey Ink); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko); markers (Copic); Real Red and Pacific Point cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); Desert Storm cardstock (Neenah); Die-namics Staggered Heart Border die (My Favorite Things); grid washi tape (Love My Tapes)


  1. Lori the washi works so perfectly here! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Card Concept!

  2. Super cute card and great use of the washi tape.

  3. Wonderful card, Lori! Love the CAS design and pops of red from the washi and banner :)

  4. Your card is very sweet and I LOVE the sentiment!!! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

  5. Okay....this little strip of grid washi tape rocks! I just love seeing cards that have that one perfect little touch that takes a card from awesome to FABULOUS! Great balanced design and fun, fun sentiment! Thanks for choosing to share your card with us at the Card Concept Challenge :)


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