Sunday, March 24, 2013

Just a nautical hello!

 
Happy Sunday to you!  We are laying low today as this is the last day of Spring Break however, it's certainly not felt that way!  We had snow one day where it was forecasted to be 50!  Anyway, the kids have enjoyed themselves and I've had time to craft!
 
If you follow trends at all then you may know that all things 'NAUTICAL' are in.  I've had this little idea in my head to do ever since Timeless Twine by Bella Creationz came out with their Natural Twine.  Don't you just LOVE that tiny Sailor's Knot??  I DO.......a LOT!  With the current release of Neat & Tangled's On the Strip 2 stamp set, this card came together soo easy!  I actually stamped a larger striped panel and just trimmed down to size.  My sentiment is selectively inked from the set:  Just Hello.
 
Nautical hi!

 Now for that sailor's knot........you all know Pinterest.  The site where hours upon hours of your day can go unaccounted for?  I used a tutorial found HERE however, I've made several of these years ago for a card so you can find sources pretty much anywhere on how to make these.  For my knot, I just used 4 equal strands of Natural Twine and followed this diagram!
 
Source:  Martha Stewart


 
Well, that's it for me today, but I'd love to hear what you think about my card today because well, I kinda like it!  Have a great Sunday!
 
 

{hi!}
Stamps:  On the Strip 2, Just Hello (Neat & Tangled Stamps)
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy (PTI)
Ink:  Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy (PTI)
Twine:  Natural (Timeless Twine by Bella Creationz)
Misc:  Foam Adhesive


15 comments:

Lynn said...

thanks for the tutorial Amy! Fabulous CAS card!

June K said...

Love the card and the knot. Thanks for the tutorial.

Aimes said...

That knot is fabulous and so on trend! Love it!
Hugs!
x

SueB said...

love. Love. LOVE it! absolutely PERFECT timing too, as a sailor buddy has a b'day later this month and I try to send sailing-themed cards! thanx for the inspiration!

~amy~ said...

This is seriously fabulous.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

That knot is *amazing*!!! I'm still trying to wrap my head around how you did it with four strands though! The rest of the design is flawless, but that knot really just wins all for me - wow!!

Sara Mac said...

Fantastic card Amy. I think we'll be seeing lots of Sailor's knots on cards now thanks to your inspiration.

Marisa said...

What a fabulous card! Love the knot!

Miriam Prantner said...

I kind of love this! Totally nautical, but so CAS and I LOVE the knot!

Glenda J said...

This is brilliant Amy! Love the CAS nautical design and the knot is PERFECT!

Renee said...

I love this and left you a comment on the N&T blog...
I got confused. :(

Joyce said...

This is so clever. I love the knot--reminds me of my days doing macrame-- and I need some of that twine, now.

Kim H. said...

Love the card!!! thanks for the tutorial!!!

Christina said...

Super cute and clever! I'll have to try that!

Jen Carter said...

You are right on trend! I love the knot! That is way too fun! Super cute and you didn't even have to have any nautical stamps to pull this theme off!

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