I saw a challenge on Michelle Grant's facebook group to use certain items....stapler, glitter, decorative scissors, clay, eyelets, and gloss varnish and I also had a sketch from the Mackay Project Lifers to do something with as well, so I combined the two.
Unfortunately I couldn't use the clay, gloss varnish or the decorative scissors on this card.
The rope paper from Kaisercraft Sandy Toes 6 x 6 paper pad was perfect for what I had in mind - a male, distressed, boat card.
The base is Kraft card stock with a layer of Island Indigo. All the edges have been sponged with Island Indigo. This range of paper has a 12 x 12 piece filled with 3x4 images so I used a blank one with an anchor to tie in with the them. I stamped the ship onto it in Black Archival Ink. Then the scalloped border was added and the banner piece after that. The eyelet went through all the layers so it was good and sturdy. The banner looked a bit bare so I stamped the Happy Birthday on it towards the bottom. To use the stapler, I pushed in a tab collectable and stamped the word storm onto it.
Because the rope reminded me of a big cargo ship, I stamped some label stamps onto the side and added a compass point and north to the bottom. Then to give the look of salt encrusted rope, I drenched the whole card in Distress Clear Rock Candy Stickles. The bottom photo shows the look I wanted.
String has been tied around the top and to the anchor collectable and through the jumbo eyelet. To finish off, I added the charms.
The stamps I used came from a set by Marianne Design called Eline's Beach House. Love these stamps and being acrylic, I could stamp them a bit blurry to imitate the look of stamped wooden crates.
I don't know if I've explained it all very well but I'm very happy with the resulting card.