Sailboat Rocker Card

Hello my crafty friend, it's Amanda from Pear Blossom Press again! I've got a new rocker card for you today, featuring the sweet little boy from the Beach Day stamp set. I made this one a birthday card, but you could easily change the sentiment and make it a card for a baby boy. I don't have a video tutorial because the card was very simple to make, but I do have a quick video of it in action...

Rather than trying to piece it out myself, I used an inexpensive pattern for the shaped card and cut it out with my ScanNCut. You can find a link to the cut file I used on my blog. Once I downloaded the pattern, I cut all of the pieces from white cardstock. I used a makeup brush to ink blend Distress Oxide inks onto the sailboat parts. Then I used a wood grain texture plate to add a pattern to the lower decorative piece and a basket weave texture plate on the sails. I colored the red flag with Copic markers because it was so small. Then I decided that the boat needed another decorative piece under the sails. I die cut a strip and colored it brown. I colored the round piece for the top of the mast with a copper gel pen and I added a copper line through the center of the brown strip. I glued the sailboat pieces together with PVA glue; it holds the textured pieces to the card base nicely.

For my focal point, I stamped, embossed, and Copic colored the little boy from the Beach Day stamp set. Then, I cut him out with my ScanNCut, leaving a narrow border. I added a few copper gel pen highlights to his hair to carry the copper theme through. I die cut a wide wavy banner from black cardstock, then curved the sentiment in my Misti to stamp it onto the banner. I embossed it with white powder, then popped it onto the boat with a single layer of foam tape. I used a double layer of foam tape behind the little boy to attach him to the card. To finish the card, I added a few sequins that The Rabbit Hole Designs has been including for free in recent orders. They coordinate perfectly!

I hope I've inspired you to give rocker cards a try! They are fun to make and such an easy way to add an interactive element. If you'd like to see another rocker card, check out this article. For more inspiration with the Beach Day stamp set, you might like this article. Also, the sister post to this article can be found on my blog, along with links to the products I used. I'll be back soon with another great card for you. Until then my friend, stay crafty!