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.

Recipe:
  • 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

26 comments:

  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

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

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

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  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
    www.gator-4-life.blogspot.com

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

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

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

    Karen
    craftedwithlovebykaren.blogspot.com

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

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  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
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  9. Nice! I love all the texture!

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

    Ashley
    http://especiallymade.blogspot.com

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

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

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

    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  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!

    Susan

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

    Kelly
    http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

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  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! :)
    Amy
    redheadedcrafter.blogspot.com

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  17. oh i love the boat and the details of the embossing folders!! good idea - to start now and not be rushed later :) Doris
    parkernana5@cox.net

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

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

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  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
    Erika

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  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)

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  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!

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

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

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