Thursday, 17 September 2020

Porthole Blues

     When the new layer die sets arrived the first thing I thought of for the circle was a porthole. This set is the 5", it has two cutting dies and an embossing die for each shape, circle , square and rectangle.

     The first time I used the embossing circle die I had a bit too much pressure and ended up cutting holes instead of embossing them, I have kept that bit for another project. With a tiny shim adjustment the next one came out just right.
     I cut the outer circle in plain white card and stamped the Two Jays sailing ship on it in grey ink, I coloured it in and also ran a dark blue alcohol marker around the outside edge, this shows as a mat layer under the mirri ring.
     To give the backing card a little more interest I used a linen card blank, inked up with some Mica Magic in shades of blue.
     The complete circular panel was stuck flat on to the card with a couple of die cut nautical shapes from my Mum's stash added to opposing corners, the gull has tiny foam pads so he's flying high.
     I didn't add a greeting on the outside, I think it would have become cluttered with anything else added.

Materials List
JND180 - Layering Dies 5"
CTJJ131 - Ship At Sea stamp
CAT008 - Mica Magic Brights
S57262 - 3D PVA Glue

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
The Male Room - #142 Travel
Dies R Us - One For The Boys    Top 3
International Art & Soul - Tic Tac Toe  emboss/die/image


  1. Fabulous porthole, looks like the real thing! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us!
    Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

  2. Hi Rocky this is a stunning card. I love that stamp it is gorgeous. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. What a beautiful travel card you made :-))
    Thanks for joining us at The Male Room challenge!

  4. WOW this is the best crafted porthole I've ever seen! A simple yet stunning card. Thank you for joining our Tic-Tac-Toe challenge at IAAS! Best, CG

  5. Fantastic trevel card you made.
    Thank you for joining us at The Male Room. Goga

  6. Fabulous - love the porthole design.

    Don't forget to include our challenge badge in your post.

    Thanks for joining us at The Male Room Challenge.

    Helen x


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