Monday, March 25, 2013

You're Nauti-cool

I think the nautical theme in paper crafting is officially a trend. This past weekend, I was at Archiver's and noticed nautical themed lines from both Glitz Designs and Fancy Pants. Then there are these fun products from Lifestyle Crafts. From sailor stripes to anchor motifs, what's a land-lubber to do? Even the July/August issue of Paper Crafts magazine will have a nautical feature and Paper Crafts is pretty much the authority in what's trendy and fun.

Clearly, there is just no stopping the nautical undertow! I decided to "get on the boat" with all things nautical for the latest Avery Elle's AEI{heart}U challenge.


I stamped the background using the wave images from Knotty.  I love how even the smallest stamps used repeatedly can create such an impact. Next, I die-cut a tag and stamped the background image from Fanfare in navy ink. I stamped the compass from Knotty in gray ink onto a die-cut circle. 


To reflect the pier from the inspiration photo, I added a strip of wood plank patterned paper.  I stamped the sentiment in navy on a flag tail strip. A bit of twine and a strip of washi tape finished off the card.

Here is the photo that inspired this nautical card.

Thank you so much for sailing by today! Have a great one!



  1. WOW! Absolutely stunning card! Gorgeous!

  2. Such a sweet card! I love this! LOVE how you created the tag and all the little waves!

  3. What a wonderful inspired card! love the tag, the waves and fun sentiment!

  4. Katie- I love the tag, the waves in the background, the wood patterned paper, all of it!! This is just too sweet!!!

  5. Love this card! I am excited about all the nautical things trending these days.


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