Friday, May 2



Today I have an AWESOME card to share with you.  My stamping friend, Tammy, showed me some tips and tricks for MDS cards.  She is a whiz at the Silhouette and all that goes into printing, cutting and creating with digital downloads.  I created the sketch this week for SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY and wanted to create an OVER THE TOP CARD.  Tammy helped that come true with all her talent and tips.

I have also entered it at Technostamper Monday ChallengeRetrosketches,  and The Paper Players Challenge.

First, here is the sketch I created at SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY for this week:

Now here is our card:

 This flip card or swing card as some people call them, is such a fun card to make.  First we used the World Map digital stamp and then distressed it with crumb cake and baked brown sugar inks.  The base of the card is early espresso card stock. With eyelets we attached the Happy Father's Day banner and the jute knot.

 The stamped ship from ON THE SEA stamp set was stamped several times on very vanilla card stock and fussy cut to make the sails in several layers so they billow in the breeze.  The ship was also stamped on soft sky card stock for the back layer so the sky would show through the sales.,

 This closeup is so you can see that the water was the same stamped image on soft sky and then ran through an embossing folder for texture and movement,

Behind the ship is a piece of burlap with lots of threads pulled out so the early espresso card stock shows through. And one more time the ship was stamped on red card stock for the top flag on the tallest mast.  That was Tammy's idea and it certainly finished off all the sails, doesn't it?!!

One more photo of the whole card.  The compass rose is a Silhouette download made from early espresso, island indigo, coastal cabana, real red and cajun craze card stocks and paper pieced together.  The very center is an Antique Brad that just looks like it was  made for the center of this Compass Rose.

Won't you hop over to SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY and participate by making a card with the sketch this week?  We would love to see your card.

Thanks for visiting.

p.s.  I was chosen for weekly picks at:


  1. I just LOVE your card! I wanted to let you know that I’ve chosen your creation as one of my Weekly Picks and linked back to your blog! Thanks so much for sharing your talent. Kathy at

  2. Lovely, so much texture and so many wonderful details. Thanks so much for linking up to my challenge this week!

  3. This card is stunning! WOW! What a great job you have done creating it!


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