Elizabeth Craft Designs General Els van de Burgt Studio Joset Designs Soft Finish Cardstock

Boat on a Glittering Sea Greeting Card

July 15, 2016

Boat Card Front

Mary here today with a fairly simple yet fun card. This little boat is so adorable, I just had to make it with dimensional sails on an ocean scene. I used Transparent Glitter Dots stickers to give the water and portholes some sparkle. Since they are transparent, they take on whatever color is behind them.

Making the Card

1. Die cut White Soft Finish Cardstock 6 3/4 x 9 inches; fold in half to form a 4 1/2 x 6 1/8 inch (A6) card base. Cut Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock (SFC) to 4 1/4 x 5 7/8 inches. This will be the sky.

2. Use the round bead strings from Bead Strings 1 and Bead Strings 2 to die cut water from Dusky Sky SFC as follows: cut a piece 3 x 6 1/2 inches, use small even bead die to cut near the long edge, so about 1 1/4 inches will be below the “waves” and just a slight bit of the die will be off one side. Note: there is not much wiggle room – the bead strings will just fit across the bottom of the sky piece already cut. The bottom piece will be the ocean. You will glue the strand to the top of the waves – you may want to trim off the edge slightly to make it even so it won’t show from underneath. Die cut larger beaded strand from a piece of Dusky Sky (NOT the one you just glued!). Adhere it below the first strand as shown. Adhere to bottom of sky piece, lining up the corner and bottom. Trim off excess from behind.

3. Adhere Transparent/Silver Glitter Dots stickers to bead strings where desired – matching largest with the largest bead, smallest with the smallest bead, etc.

4. Die cut Boat pieces and clouds (from Rainbow Sky die set) from White SFC; sun (also from Rainbow Sky set) from Buttercream SFC.

5. Ink edges of sun, one flag, and center of main boat with Fossilized Amber Distress Ink. Apply ink to boat, going from edges to center, with Brushed Corduroy, overlapping the Fossilized Amber. Ink boat edges and port circles with Walnut Stain. Ink a rectangular piece that fits behind the windows with Ground Espresso. Adhere behind windows. Add large Transparent/Gold Glitter Dots stickers in windows. Ink other flag with Weathered Wood. Apply a small amount of Weathered Wood to underside of clouds and sails as shown. Add Clear Wink of Stella to sun (optional).

6. Rub ball stylus behind sails and sun to shape and give them dimension. Arrange scene on background and note where you would like sentiment. Adhere large cloud, main boat, and flags where shown, laying other pieces aside for now.

7. Adhere scene to center of card base front. Adhere other pieces as shown, using dimensional silicone behind sun and sails and dimensional tape behind small cloud.

8 Stamp sentiment (Ahoy Sentiments) on White cardstock. Die cut with stitched rectangle (Gift Card Accordion set). Adhere on card with dimensional tape.

Boat Card Angled


ECD Supplies

Other Supplies

  • Distress Ink: Fossilized Amber (Sun, Flag, Boat), Brushed Corduroy (Boat), Walnut Stain (Boat), Ground Espresso (Boat Inside Windows), Weathered Wood (Flag, Clouds, Sails)
  • Ink Blending Tool
  • Foam Applicators
  • Black Ink (e.g. StazOn Jet Black)
  • Wink of Stella Clear (Optional)
  • Decorator’s Solution Dimensional Silicone Clear
  • Dimensional Tape

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  • Carlene Towne July 16, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Wonderful card…can’t wait to copy your great design.

  • Raquel Mason July 15, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    Adorable! Love the glitter dots on the Bead Strings waves.

  • Marjorie July 15, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Mary, you are an inspiration. I love this card. And thanks for the detailed tutorial.

  • Karen Aicken July 15, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Such a sweet card – I really like the way you created the water.

  • Tona July 15, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Love everything about this card!

  • Joset July 15, 2016 at 9:31 am

    Beautiful card Mary!

  • Selma July 15, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Fabulous card Mary. I love the whole layout.

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