Friday, 2 March 2012

Freshley Made Sketches #24

The challenge this week at Freshly Made Sketches is based on the following sketch by Rita.


I have been wanting to try to make a card with a sailors knot (this was on my to do list) since I first saw this knot on several cards on Splitcoaster Stampers and also Stampinconnection.  I found the tutorial on how to do this here.  On my first try I zigged when I should have zagged and I when I pulled the ends together it was like magic, all came apart.  I mastered it on my second try.  It definitely gives an ordinary piece of twine a special finishing touch.

Stamps - Stampin' Up The Open Seas and Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Paper/Cardstock - Stampin' Up Nautical Expedition DSP, Early Espresso, Natural Ivory &
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Ink - Stampin' Up Early Espresso & Crumb Cake
Other - Stampin' Up Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Originals Die Circles #2.
Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Neutral Brads, & Hemp Twine

14 comments:

  1. Jaw dropping gorgeous!!! Love that knot! This is just perfection!!! I need to case this one if thats okay with you!!! WOW!

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  2. Thank you for your great comments, keeps me inspired. You are most welcome to case ths card. I found the tutorial on how to do the sailors knot on Paula Dobson's blog. I have just put a link in my post (I should have done this earlier). Cheers, Carolyn.

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    1. Thanks for the link for the tutorial! I am definitely trying that! very fitting for a masculine card and that stamp set!!

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  3. Wow! Stunning! I just may have to case this too! Beautiful knot...thanks for the link! tfs.

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  4. Now that is one Stunning card! WOW! what a great job you did on this card. Thank You for you inspiration!

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  5. Carolyn you've created a gorgeous card! I love it.

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  6. What a fabulous card, Carolyn! Love the 'manly' colour combo and the 'port hole' look. The knot is a great finishing touch. I had a lovely time browsing your blog. I love all the detail you put into your cards and will be a regular visitor.

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  7. Overall beautiful card. Love the effects that you've created, especially the knot! Awesome creation! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  8. Oh my heavens! I always love this set but the knot is the perfect accent! Love the palette too. So glad you joined us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  9. I have never heard of doing a sailors knot before, so when I scrolled down to see what in the world that was I think my eyes popped out of my head! The way you've incorporated all things sailing into this card is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing this fabulous card with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  10. Loove this card .... everything about is great, the colours, the images, the papers and of course .... that stunning knot ... great work!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

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  11. Just beautiful... Thanks for sharing... this will be one my friends and I will certainly want to make... Thanks for the link on the knot too!

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  12. I just LOVE this card-- it's beautiful in a masculine sort of way!

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  13. This is my challenge this week. To learn how to do the knot.Thanks for including the link on how to do it.

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