Sunday, August 18, 2013

Craving Navy

Navy blue invariably makes me think of the all things nautical... the seashore, lighthouses and a crisp U.S. Coast Guard or Navy uniform. I dipped into my collection of lighthouse stamps and created this card to join in on this week's Moxie Fab World - Tuesday Trigger.

This stamp, which is quite old (it might be from PSX but I am not sure) depicts the New London lighthouse. New London is a seaport city in southeastern Connecticut and home to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Founded in 1876 the USCGA is the smallest of the federal service academies. New London is also one of the very early towns settled in the state. Because of it's deep water harbor it became a base for naval operations during the Revolutionary War.

Happy Crafting!

INKS: Majestic Blue (Versafine), Navy Blue Chalk Ink/Distressing (Color Box)
PAPER: Recollections Solids (Michael's), Blue Plaid (Studio G), Summer Splash - Woodgrain (My Minds Eye)
OTHER: Argyle Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Mini Brads (Oriental Trading), Gardener's Twine, White Signo Gel Pen 
BASICS: Click HERE to check out my crafting tool bag.


TK said...

What a wonderful card. DH was in the Navy and the Coast Guard Reserve...we have a soft spot for the naval services. Did you tie the Turk's Head knot yourself? Very nice!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Totally love the knot work! I have used this knot a few times. It just finishes off your card! Well done~

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the lighthouse image & the knot is just fabulous!

Gayle Wheeler said...

Great card, Paula, and I'm joining your knot tying fan club - wow! xo

Tami B. said...

I love anything nautical & your knot is the perfect touch to this card.

Cath said...

Hey Paula! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

SusanS said...

Love anything nautical! Beautiful card and also a perfect masculine choice. I white color added to the clouds, it really adds depth to the scene.

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