All a-boat you

Ready for a rocky boat trip? We are starting a new challenge at The Male Room today and our theme this time is "Use die cuts". When I sat down to make a card for this challenge I looked up at my peg board in front of my craft table and I discovered these cute layered die cuts that I bought at Søstrene Grene and my mind imidiately started to create a scene and I wanted my boats to move.

So I started by creating my background using oxide inks in the colors Tumbled glass, Salty ocean and Faded jeans. I stamped the layered ocean using stamps from the June 2018 MMH kit. I also used a white gel pen to create some highlights on the sea.

I then ink blended a piece of cardstock using oxide inks in the colors mowed lawn and peeled paint and used a Lawn Fawn grass die to die cut my grass. and glued it to the bottom. I then found my trusted Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle die to die cut my card panel.

I found a couple of Lawn Fawn "slide on over" path dies and cut the paths for my boats to move onand glued the inside pieces of dies to a layer of cardstock directly underneith.

I needed a few other elements on my cards so I stamped a few birds in the sky and a light house on copic friendly paper. Bothe the birds and the light house came from the "Smooth sailing" stamp set by Lawn Fawn. I free hand drew a rocky islet for the light house to stand on.

I colored the light house using copic markers in the following colors: R69, R29, R27, Y11, Y13, Y15, C9, C7, C5, C3, C1 and 0. I used a white gel pen for highlights. I fussy cut the light house and glued it to the card panel.

To finish the card I glued my boats to tiny coins on the backside to make them slide well across the water and I also stamped the sentiment, also from teh "Smooth sailing" stamp set and cut the sentiment strip to size using a Hero Arts die.

I hope you will dig out your die cutting machines or your bought embellishments featuring cool die cuts to make lots of male die cut projects at The Male Room.

I am adding this card to the following challenges:


  1. This is absolutely fantastic! Love how the boats are interactive. Clever you!

  2. Oh, I love this! Great use of die cuts. The interactive element is so fun and you've created such a lovely scene. - Charlotte/Lady Joyful

  3. That is too cute! Love the little boats, perfect way to use those colors! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope to see you again soon!

  4. Wow, love this, Lise! Such a fun use of our colors, and a great ocean scene - love the motion! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

  5. Wow, love this interactive card.

  6. Fantastic slider card. I like the boats and the background you created. Thank you for joining our Challenge at International Art & Soul.
    Debbie DT member

  7. this is so pretty! love the paper boats and how they sail in the water! so sweet!! thank you SO much for playing along with the Lawn Fawnatics Interactive challenge! :)


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