Cards Blog, Land Ho!

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I got home last night and decided I wanted to work on another window card for the Cards Blog. Not that I did not love my last card, I had an idea and I wanted to see if I could make it work. Well, I am pleased with how my idea trasnlated into a card. My mom loves to go on cruises and I thought this would be great to slip in her suitcase as a surprise when she unpacks. 

I am always amazed that it takes me an evening and some of the next morning to create a card. I sit down to make a quick card and the next thing you know I have been hunched over my craft table for hours and all I have to show is ONE card. I started this card by stamping, masking and inking the inside image. These pictures show a few of the stages of evolution. I used my Ranger blending tool to create the sky, pulled out my Copic markers (still mastering these suckers as evident by some of the fuzzy edges) for the island and palms then added dimension with the sun and clouds. The final product has a little more antique linen blended around the edges.  

The front of the porthole is from fotosearch.com. I printed it and cut out the center, added the metal rhinestones and covered it with Diamond Glaze. I have flash backs to the Love Boat, and I am pretty sure they had banners on the ship, so I added the bunting for fun and a pop of color.
Hope you enjoy this card. I loved making it and feel good about the final product. I am working to find my own style even if it takes me all night to create ONE card. I have one more picture of the card to share because I LOVE how it highlights the image through the window. OK, now I am sick of looking at the card, too.
The supply list and other links are listed below. This card does satisfy a few other challenges. If I had not rambled on about the techniques, I would go into detail about each challenge. Instead, I will list the link  so you can just hop over to the challenge websites. 

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest creation. I'd love to hear from you so leave a comment or ask a question. 

Happy Day!

Cards Blog - Windows
KWED - 6 metal rhinestones
Pile it On - Palm trees have coconuts, is that a veggie or a fruit? 
Edited 6/10 to include Raise the Bar - Celebrate Summer!

Stamps: Everything Happy and Changito Pirates (Stampendous), Warble (Dear Lizzy), Mr. Campy (Cosmo Cricket), Series 12 (Studio G)
Ink: Spiced Marmalade, Faded Jeans, Mustard Seed, Antique Linen (Ranger), Tuxedo Black (Moment), Raspberry Fizz, Enchanted Evening, Aqua Mist (PTI),  Blue Sky (Martha Stewart), Chestnut Roan, Dark Brown (Chalk Colorbox)
Paper: Kraft, white (PTI)
Copics: E(33,37,39), BG(4549), G(12,24,28), RV(11), Y(15, 0000)
Other: Woodgrain Texture Plate (Fiskars), Metal Rhinestone(Michael's), Diamond Glaze, Puffy Paint (Tulip), Liquid Applique (Marvy), Twine (Gartner), Clip Art (fotosearch.com) 


  1. What a nice card! Thanks for joining us at KWED this week. Hope to see you again next week! Good Luck!


  2. What a fun card! Love the window & banner! Gorgeous island/sunset image on the inside!

  3. oh what a fun card!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!

    Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge.
    hugs, Janiel

  4. Gorgeous card, your Mom will love it! Don't feel bad it takes me forever to make a card too, glad to hear I'm not alone! Thanks for playing along in the Kahwinkedink challenge, I'm so happy to see you there again! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

  5. Sally, adore your card - the details are just AMAZING.... love it.

    Congrats on your feature on CARDS blog yesterday.

  6. Such a great idea for a card! I totally love it!

  7. WOW! This is fantastic! The time spent making it was totally worth it! You did an amazing job making the little island scene - i love it! I hear ya regarding the quick card thing - me too. It takes me several hours sometimes to make a "quick" card :) Thanks so much for joining us at Pile It On! We appreciate your support. Can't wait to see what you create next week!

  8. WOW! What a card! I hope I can do cards like that someday! That is a mini work of art! I am super impressed! Thank you for sharing with us at Pile It On This Week! Can't wait to see your next "quick" card!

  9. This is so cool! I love that you are looking out to a desert island paradise :D
    Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck.


    Amy xx

  10. Hello
    Your card is so creative, great idea on the window!
    Thank you for joining us this week at Stampin for the weekend and hope to see you again soon.
    Heidi-Mari GDT

  11. This is a terrific card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

  12. this is awesome! it turned out very well - so unique and creative!

  13. It's great, this card is awesome!!! Love the banners. Thank you for playing with us at Pile it on!

  14. Amazing. Thanks for joining in at LRW!

  15. This is awesome!! Such a wonderful card!
    Thanks so much for joining us in our Dry Embossing challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Good luck!
    Dee (Spryte)♥

  16. This is amazing! I LOVE it!

  17. holy crap this card is sooo cool

  18. Fabby fun card, and your mum is going to LOVE it! Pauline x

  19. WOW, what an amazing card, thanks for the tutorial,too! Thanks for facing the embossing challenge and I hope to see you play the SPARKLE/BLING challenge at Meljen's Designs this week! Nicole ;o)

  20. This is really clever and fab!
    Thanks for joining SFTW this week!
    Hugs Di xx

  21. it is a fruit.... LOL!!!!! but I love you for trying... I love those banners in the card!

    Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On! Challenge
    -- dalis
    PIO Owner


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