Thursday, June 9, 2016

Nautical by Nature

Ahoy, Mates! We're getting nautical over here at The Heart Desires, and I have a fun, boy-focused graduation card to celebrate the season featuring all Carta Bella papers from the 1920's inspired Yacht Club collection available in the store!



What I love about this collection, and Carta Bella papers in general, is the quality of the papers.  These paper are THICK and textured.  They are absolutely stunning and create such a solid work. 


I have tried to capture the texture in my close-ups.  Look close!  The chipboard frame is part of the Crate Paper The Pier collection available in the store (link at the end of post).  My student's name begins with a 'J', so I cut and layered the letter under the gold embossed vellum.  Sentiment is from an old Kelly Purkey set-- but Tonya has many great Kelly Purkey stamps in the shop for you to choose from!



If you are familiar with my work, you know I love layering and mixing patterns (note the wonderful red cork paper!).  This collection affords many opportunities to do so, and while nautical is not necessarily my favorite theme (despite living on the beach and being a water-baby!), I really enjoy the patterns in this collection because I love the 1920's and New England. 

However, my card does not actually feature any of those particular papers as this was designed for a student who is graduating from 8th grade! The collection is perfect for masculine cards for all ages!




The 12 x 12 papers feature a variety of smaller images that can be cut out and used for scrapbooking and layering, like this boy here! All of my students are ready for a "no work zone", as am I!! I have used the sentiment and compass stickers from the Yacht Club sticker collection.


Rather than making a folded card, it is one layer and the double-sided paper provides a fun back on which to write the congratulatory note!



All packaged and ready to go!  Tonya has some great bags in the shop (on sale, too!) that you could use to house your card!

Thanks for sailing with me today! 



The Pier Chipboard Slide Frames 

Yacht Club 6x6 Paper Pad

Etcetera Collection: Decorative Bags

Other complementary products:

Anchors Away Stencil 6x6

Matte Red Enamel Dots

This paper would be IDEAL with the Carta Bella textured paper!

 Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock

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