Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Moonshadow Ink Nautical Father's Day Card

This is an 8" x 8" card that incorporates some of the techniques with the inks that I've mentioned before (please click on the photo for a closer look).

I misted the base card with copper and green Moonshadow Mists and added the scrunch technique using various colours as a border, and added a strip of copper mirri card over the join.

The centre mount has been given a wash of gold onto hammered card, then I dabbed the wet ink with kitchen towel to lift some of the colour away to leave paler shades. This pieces was then mounted onto copper mirri card attached with copper brads.

I stamped the script stamp with brown Stazon and tore the edges. A wash was added but with copper ink then again dabbed with kitchen towel. I then painted the edges with ink.

The main images were embossed with Moonglow 2 tone embossing powders (obsidian colours of sapphire, copper, and emerald). They were detail painted with the inks then mounted onto copper mirri card and attached with brads. The galleon is attached with silicone glue.

The wording was made the same way as the background mounts, the brads are for decorative purposes as the piece was glued into place with silicone glue.

The final touch is the driftwood/rope which I mentioned in an earlier post, (thanks Hamish!)

Jill x


  1. A beautiful work of art Jill, thanks for sharing all your techniques.
    Christine xx

  2. Hello Jill

    My thanks to you for such a lovely card & such clear instructions.

    So nice that you are sharing your ideas for male cards.

    Keep up the good work.

  3. Hi Jill, my first visit to your blog and I love your stuff, very inspiring. I love this card (well, I love all of them!)

  4. This is lovely, Jill, it'd make a smashing Father's Day card. Thanks for sharing your techniques, it is so much appreciated.


  5. absolutely gorgeous! You have inspired me to dig out mine and have a go - theres no way they will come out like this tho!

  6. Thank you for all your comments, glad that I've not frightened everyone away with all this vintage style!

    Welcome to our blog En, I hope you visit again!

    I think this is about my favourite card in this style, and I'm sure yours will come out very nicely Nicki, the papers do tend to be different every time I make them.

    I do think the papers look better once you have used them on something rather than just backgrounds in a pile. I hope you'll give them a go.

    Jill x


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