Saturday, September 6, 2008

A sailboat on a rainy day.

My pop-pop's birthday is coming up. September 11th. Can't say I'll ever forget that! I decided to make him a card. Usually when I give cards or gifts, the recipient doesn't receive it until a week after their birthday. I'm a terrible planner. But this time I'm determined to get it to him before his birthday.

I drew a silhouette of a sailboat on tracing paper. Layered it on top of a nice piece of textured cardstock and carefully cut it out with a super sharp X-Acto blade. Then glued that to a another piece of card stock. Layered that with a matching piece and punched holes up the side. And finally threaded some matching green rope down the side to hold everything together. Resulting in a 5x7 inch card..roughly speaking.

[don't mind the terrible sickly lighting. It's a blustery rainy day out.]




I also thought I'd share my sailboat silhouette in case you'd like to make your own sailboat card for your pop-pop. Just right click and save the image to your computer then print out and do the same thing I did with the tracing paper. All I ask is that you don't use my image for commercial purposes (i.e. making cold hard cash off of it) without my permission. Because that wouldn't be very nice....or legal.






8 comments:

SewMuchDetail said...

Jamie, I love this sew much. Gosh I wish I could draw and thank you for sharing it too.....Also thanks for dropping in on my blog!

Christopher And Tia said...

aww, what a great card!

Debi Kelly Van Cleave said...

That is so nice of you, letting other people make sailboat cards for their pop-pops, lol.

I'm sure he's going to love it. And don't forget Nana's birthday--October 9. Maybe you could make her a trailer?

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Estela said...

great sailboat card!!

Jenn Maruska said...

Very nice - and the cording looks like it matches perfectly!

Lemon Shortbread said...

Handmade cards are so much more thoughtful, I'm sure the receipent will love this! And thanks for sharing your image

kim* said...

its cute

Rosebud Collection said...

What a good job you did on the card..and the sailboat is really nice..Nice of you to share..