Merry Monday #36
Merry Monday #37

JAI # 139 Theme Challenge

Hi there

This week at Just Add Ink they are having a challenge to JUST ADD SOMETHING NEW.  I've been a bit time constrained as Lars (Rotary Exchange student) has come to stay for 2 weeks and I seem to be on a cooking and washing treadmill.  I'm sure my friends with teenage children will be laughing as they read this (I hear 'I told you so'!).

The card I have for you today, is for my Mum's husband John who is having a birthday at the end of the week.  He loves ships, sailing and fishing, so I have inked up my new 'Open Sea' stamp set. I finally decided to purchase this when it came into the Annual Catalogue. I have stamped it with my new Early Espresso ink pad which I love, as it gives a much richer image.  Finally, the sentiment is from the new 'Itty Bitty Banners' stamp set and cut out with the matching Framelit dies.

I wanted to create a view looking out a port hole, with the ship in the distance.  To add to the look, I die cut acetate to create the 'glass' of the port hole and then popped it up over the image. Despite my best efforts, I couldn't get the 'glass' to show up in the photo, so you will have to take my word for it.

Project Details
Stamps Open Sea, Itty Bitty Banners
Card stock & Papers Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Nautical Expedition DSP (Retired), Acetate
 Ink Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy
Accessories Cherry Cobbler Twine, Real Red brads,
Tools     Bitty Banner Framelits, Square Lattice Embossing folder, Circle Nestabilities, Big Shot, Dimensionals

 Thanks for stopping by.



That is just stunning Judy - I always love all of your cards. So now you've had some experience with teenagers you'll be ready for when I send mine over .... yes?


Wow, this card is awesome. Love checking your blog :)

kathy tanner

Great card Judy! I wish I could see it in real life to see the porthole properly but it still looks magnificent. A great man's card! Thanks for playing along at JAI this week.


What a fantastic card using this stampset, especially the porthole. An avid follower of all the wonderful inspiration on your blog ...
or is it because I am also a cat lover too (lol)

Wendy J.

Judy this is just amazing! I love the frame you've created around the ship. Looks like a port-hole! Great job on layout and colors too!


Love the porthole Judy I am sure John will be very pleased to receive it. I smiled when I read about the washing, I hope he is tidier than my teeenager.9

Christine Blain

Very nice! I think you'll get a lot of use out of that wonderful stamp set. LOVE the look of the ship in the distance. I did giggle about the cooking and washing treadmill ..... wait 'til he's with you full time, my friend!! (At least it's not over winter - that's even more work.)


beautiful card so professionally put together


Judy what a fab idea to create a port hole!!! It looks fantastic.

Love all your 'new' items on this card :)

JAI Design Team

Nikki Spencer

Fantastic use of "open Sea" Judy. A very classy and elegant card! Great to see you at JAI..:0)

Narelle Farrugia

Such a fabulous man card Judy - love your attention to detail! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

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