Hope everyone is appreciating their dad today. I made this very simple, masculine card above for my father-in-law. He's been a fan of the "Master & Commander" book series and movie, and loves sailing, so I hope he liked it. The card features the large sailing vessel from Stampin' Up!'s set "Open Sea." This nautical theme stamp set debuted in a "mini-catalog" a year or two ago and has been added back to the new catalog. The DSP I picked up from the SU Clearance Rack not too long ago.
I was really proud of the knots I tied on the rope to embellish the card. I secured the knots to stay in position with just a dab of Tombow Mono-Adhesive liquid glue (it dries clear!). Here is a close up:
Here's a glimpse of the images available in the Open Sea stamp set:
Sadly, had to give away other cards I had pre-made in advance for my dad, since he passed away last year. While I had no use for cards I intended to give to him, at least some other people could share them with their loved ones.
Give your dad a hug for me!
Have a beautiful weekend!