Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Ship Card for CWC Challenge

Happy Wednesday, bloggers! I love the challenge this week at Cooking With Cricut. CWC Challenge #45 is to create a sailboat in honor of the day Christopher Columbus set sail for the new world (August 3, 1492). I do have to admit that I was a little worried when I saw the challenge. I just made a ship card last Friday, and a sailboat on July 17th. I didn't want to repeat the same image so soon. So I went searching through my carts and managed to find a different sailboat to use. This one is from Designer's Calendar, and is actually to celebrate Columbus Day, which isn't until October 8th. I thought I 'd get a head start on the holiday with this card.
The background paper is made of foil and has an image of an old map, which I thought would be perfect for this card. This ship is another cut that has no layers. It didn't even have a shadow option. I cut it in dark brown, lighter brown, white and black to get all the different colors for the boat. For the back black paper, I just offset it a little in order to give a subtle shadow. I attached the ship with a handmade wobble so it looks like the ship is bobbing and weaving in the rough seas.

  • ATD Paper - foil background paper
  • Designer's Calendar - ship at 4 1/2", Columbus Day at 1"
  • Life's A Beach - skull and crossbones at 3/4"
  • Tim Holtz Woodgrain Gmbossing Folder - base of the ship
  • Cuttlebug Argyle Embossing Folder - sails
  • Walnut Distress Ink - on the woodgrain to bring out the texture
  • Old Paper Distress Ink - on the sails for an old canvas look
  • The Twinery - red twine
  • iRock - gems at top of page
  • 12 Gauge Wire - handmade wobble for the ship
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a great evening :D


  1. I Love it! The embossing really adds to the ship and those sails look amazing! What a great idea to use a map as background paper! I wish I could actually see it wobble- I'm sure it looks awesome! :)Amy

  2. Eek, I *almost* bought that cartridge from JoAnn's today…*sigh*

    You have me wishing I had. I love this ship card!

  3. Awesome card, Lisa! I love the embossing and the map paper is wonderful! Thanks for linking up at Cooking With Cricut this week.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team

  4. that background paper is so perfect for that cut. Always love what you do

  5. WOW this is such a AWESOME card!BEAUTIFUL job as always my friend!!:)

  6. Great card! The embossing on the ship looks awesome! :)


  7. Hi Lisa, what an absolutely FABULOUS card my it. Hugs, ~Shen

  8. Oooooh, I like this. Another fantastic card! I love the pattern map paper, it is perfect with you ship cut! I love the embossing you did adds such a great look and I am sure that wobble gives it a really cool effect:) Thanks for sharing Lisa! Good luck in the challenges too:)
    Sherrie K

  9. Nice! I love all the texture!

  10. This is such a fabulous card, I love the texture and especially the map background. So creative!


  11. What a great card. Thanks for playing along with us at Cooking with Cricut.

  12. I love it, makes me want to sail away on a long cruise. Hugs, Lori m

  13. So great! Love the paper and the embossing is perfect!


  14. Hey Lisa!

    I have that cartridge!!! LOL, finally something you have that I don't have to run out and buy!

    Well, as always you did a wonderful job creating something with the challenge at hand. I love the map paper in the background and how cool that it bobs with the wobble? (Argh, I don't have wobbles yet, ok, ignore what I said above). lol
    We didn't put our boat in this year so I am glad you are so good at doing these boat cards. It reminds me of our sweet Pug! {sigh}....

    Have a great evening!


  15. That background paper is awesome and the wobble is a terrific idea. :)


  16. I just keep hearing that little saying they used to say in school: "In 14 hundred 92, Columbus sailed the ocean blue"... Your card certainly does capture the spirit of the challenge! It looks amazing, and I love the woodgrain texture on the boat! The map background, and earthy colors really give it a vintage/old feeling! :)

  17. oh i love the boat and the details of the embossing folders!! good idea - to start now and not be rushed later :) Doris

  18. Adorable card! I love the embossing and especially the sparkle :) TFS

  19. Fabulous card Lisa. I love how much detail you always add. Great that it wobbles!
    Jayne x

  20. OH WOW Lisa!! I have that cart and have never used it!!I didn't even know this cut was on it!! I need to go pull it out now! Your card is amazing thanks for the inspiration!

    Lots Of Love

  21. This is just amazing, my friend! The embossing is gorgeous on its own, but beyond that it adds such life to this all-important ship. The background paper is such a perfect choice and I love the twine and sparkly accents. Incredible work once again! :o)

    Hugs and blessings! :o)

  22. Great job on this! I love the ship.

    Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
    I am having a show and tell on my blog- you should link up!!!
    Visit my blog!

  23. Congrats on your top three for this one at Cooking with Cricut. You are wowing the world over. x

  24. Congrats on your top 3 win for this- so deserved- I LOVE THIS CARD! :)Amy


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