This weeks challenge at the CD Sunday blog is Nautical, and it fell just right for me this week, as I had to make a card for a male 65th Birthday. I have chosen to use this lovely picture from Joanna Sheen's Thomas Kincaid CD. I have been a fan of this artist for a long time, but have never had the money to buy any of his work. This CD means I get to look at it any time I want.
For this card I have used a large square card base, made by folding the end over of an A4 sheet and adding another piece of card to the back. The backing paper is from the maps section on the CD, but the colour was stronger than I wanted it, so I took it into MCS and used the opacity function to lighten it, I mounted it onto some matt silver mirri card. I also took the topper into MCS so that I could add the text to it, this is also mounted onto matt silver mirri card. Then I found some cord that I've had in the cupboard for sometime and tied some boating knots and added them as embellishments.
Thanks for looking, your kind comments are appreciated.