Saturday, 29 August 2009

SHIP IN A BOTTLE CARD!





Good morning just it's just past midnight here in the Uk!
Here is the card I made my dad for his Birthday yesterday, dad was in the navy and loves anything maritime so I had this idea to try a ship in a bottle card! It's quite plain but took me ages and as I am so bad and leave things till last minute I was up til 4am yesterday morning finishing it as the acetate would not behave when I was trying to glue it all together! Dad loved it but I don't think I will be trying another one very soon!!
The card is an A4 sheet 8 1/2"x 11" folded in half lengthways. The template for the bottle I bought from www.craftersdelight.co.uk and I cut it out by hand using acetate. The ship is cut with cricut and My World cart and is the Mayflower cut cut @ 2 3/4 many many times! It has been layered and pop dotted many times for dimension. I found a real cork from a bottle of wine that I hadn't thrown away just in case I could use it for something lol and sliced it down the middle. Some gold lines strategically placed on the bottle to hide the joins and some string. The sentiment is computer generated and matted on gold and black to match the ship.
This is a bit different for me but I was pleased with the end result having been up nearly all night making it!!!
Thanks for looking and have a lovely weekend!

21 comments:

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

You clever girl, this is amazing. I not surprised your dad was pleased with it. Just fab.

hugs
Kaye x

It's Jenn! said...

This is AMAZING! Wonderful job! How unique!!!!!!!!!

CelticWoman said...

I hope it treasures it always because that is just one of the most beautiful pieces I have ever seen. Hugs

Barb said...

This is absolutely incredible!! I love the clean simplicity and all the clever touches. But that acetate bottle is inspired!! What a treasure for your dad. I love, love, love it!!

Barb

"Um Buggin" said...

Julie, this is a remarkable piece of art my friend. You mastered this card, and I'm sure DD will treasure it forever. It looks so real, and I can see you must have spent hours working on it. We want that special card to be perfect, and this one sure is. Amazing masterpiece! TFS

Hugz, xx

~L~

~L~

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh you are just too amazing...what a great idea... Wow... I am so impressed

Stacey said...

my god this looks amazing, I love the ship, the layers are fab. It was worth the effort I just love it!!!

Emma said...

WOW WEE - this is amazing and it looks like (as you said) spent ages on it - what a clever lady you are :D

Liz said...

Julie It is absolutely fab and well worth the effort. I am sure it is one that could be framed and kept forever. Absolutely fab!

Jules said...

Hi Julie

Great card. Really original and so much hard work.

Don't think I would have the patience for this! Your Dad is going to love it.

You were right - no heart on my card!!! Have warned everyone on my blog so they don't spend hours looking for it!! It is on my craft table.

I changed my card at the last minute - the heart was on my original ribbon but I decided the bow wasn't big enough and changed it. Silly girl!

The paper was from Costco quite a while ago I'm afraid so it may not be available. Sorry! I do have half a sheet left. If you would like this then email me your address and I will wend it your way! I shalln't need it anymore as I will be finishng crafting now after such an horrendous blunder LOL!!!

Love Jules xx

Kris L said...

Julie I commented on the Cricut MB but wanted to tell here also how awesome I think this is...hugs...Kris

Brens Designs said...

Absolutely Amazing!!!! Wonderful job on this. He is going to love it.

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG JULIE!!!!!! This is the most AMAZING thing I've ever seen!!!!! When I saw the pic on my sidebar I thought it was a real bottle! Gorgeous, simply gorgeous and SOOOOO creative! He must have just flipped when he saw this! I certainly did. HUGS!!!!!! D

josie walrath said...

Great card it is so awesome! Great job.

Riet said...

Ohhhh wowwwww Julie,what BEAUTIFUL.

Hugs Riet.x

Lauri said...

Omigosh! That is awesome! I am blown away!

Kelly said...

This is AWESOME. What a labor of love for your dad. I'm sure that he will treasure it! I seen this on my sidebar this weekend and when I came this morning to comment, I see you added 2 more...gosh girl, I don't know how you do it...you are AMAZING!

Margie said...

AWESOME card! I LOVE this Julie! What a great masculine card!

Myrt said...

Oh Julie, this card is "out of this world" - I've never seen anything like it. I'm sure your dad loved it!

eunice said...

Dear Julie, I love this card and so wanted to make one for my dad too; but could not find the template to purchase @ crafters delight. I used your card as my inspiration & tried to wing it on my own. Thank you for sharing this beautiful card!
my blog: http://astarforchiemi.blogspot.com/

scrappinnicole said...

Was wondering if you would be willing to share the bottle template, since the place you got it from no longer has it.

Thanks for sharing!

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