Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Father's Day Sailing Action card for 2S4Y

What a great experience it has been to compete in the 2S4Y Ultimate Card challenge this month. I feel so very honored to be able to see such gorgeous, inspiring work from these very talented ladies from all around the world! I wonder if Laura and Kazan could have known a year ago just how spectacularly their challenge would bring together crafters and artists from around the world and inspire us all! Many, many thanks to them, once again! :)
Now on to my card using Laura's Top 20 Sketch...

Laura's sketches are always so wonderfully versatile;and this one was no exception! In my mind, I flipped it to the right 90 degrees; then I wondered; what if the lines weren't ribbons or edges, but tracks for an action card?! Since I needed to make a father's day card anyway for my dad, the idea progressed quickly from there....

The actual engineering and construction of this card took much longer, however... On the order of two afternoons! Now that I've learned how to make it, though, maybe a similar one will progress more quickly in the future! ;)

First, a picture, then the video which shows the action...
The sailboat/yacht is drawn and made entirely by hand. I heat-embossed the hull with clear powder so that it would look wet from the waves. :)


More pictures:

Sail detail:
Bow detail:

Flag window detail:

Supplies used:

Sailboat and card:
Striped background paper from My Mind's Eye
Star paper (sails) from The Paper Studio
DCWV textured cardstock
Sticker sentiments from JoAnns Craft Essentials

For waves:
"Essence of Monet" embossing powder from COMOTION Clear Tops
Martha Stewart extra-fine "Carrara Marble" glitter

Natural cotton crochet thread (for sailboat track along top and rigging)
Natural butcher's cotton thread (for bow at top, frayed)
Natural jute twine (for carrack bend inside)

Eyelets and brads from Spare Parts
Brown button from stash

I drew the semaphore flags on Microsoft's Paint program. I'll share here:

US Navy Semaphore flags in color:

Detail of Carrack bend knot:
Thank you so much for visiting, and
Have a great day everyone!



  1. WOW what an excellent card! The detail you put into this is magnificent! Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
    Laura & Kazan

  2. Love your sailboat card! Like the rope knots! That's really cool! Good luck!

  3. FABULOUS!! LOOOOOOOVE the sailboat! You are so talented!

  4. wow! very cute and nautical looking! Love the colors and the boat sail! What a neat and creative idea!

    Clouds :D

  5. WOWZA!!!! You rocked it out, girl!!!!

  6. good grief...this is all your many details!

  7. wowzers! You sure put alot of time effort and details into this puppy! Great Card!!

  8. Wow this is amazing you sure put a lot time and effort at this card.

  9. What a lot of work on this card. Love the video and all the movement. Succes!

  10. Wow, this is just great, beautiful card!! Love the video too!
    Good luck!

  11. WOW! Fantastic card... lots of details... TFS!

  12. Cool card!! I really like the way you can interact with the sail boat. Great job with the sketch, too!!

  13. WOW...what a creative and beautiful Father's Day card!

  14. This card along with the video is AMAZING!!! You did an awesome job. You are super creative.

  15. Amazing card! Such a clever design and I love the attention to detail!

  16. What a fun interactive card! The tiny details are fabulous. Good luck this week!

  17. Very, very creative Kathyrn!! Great job and good luck this week!

  18. Congrats on the TOp 20!! And you seriously made a wonderful work of art with this beautiful card!!! What a great idea to spell out father in that way - and the way that it moves is simply fantastic! And the way the flags go up is beautiful!!! So many lovely details to drool over!!! Best wishes and
    Sankari :)

  19. Wow! What a fun card!! So much detail, totally fabulous!

  20. Beautiful card. The sail boat is a great piece of work. Good luck!

  21. This is fantastic, the boat is so inspired!

    jo xx


Thank you for your comments -- they add an extra smile to my day. I hope yours is happy and bright as well, no matter where you are visiting from!


Related Posts with Thumbnails