Monday, June 7, 2021

Catherine Pooler Slimline Essentials Nautical Card

Good morning, I am here today with nautical themed slimline card. I really enjoy playing with distress inks but I also like clean lines. This card combines both my passions.  I was able to get inky while keeping it clean. I used the Catherine Pooler Slimline Essentials dies. The set really does contain all the basics you need for wonderful slimline. 

This photo is the first layer of ink application.  I applied ink and splatter plain water here.  After the next layer of ink, I applied shimmer spray.  Finally, I die cut pieces from the optimal areas of the paper.

I love how the cuts turned out.  I added gems as eyes.

I clustered a few of the sand dollar cuts.

I inked the edges of all the cuts.

Products from Dies R Us Store:

Quick Quotes papers

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

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  1. Great card, Alicia! I love your nautical theme and the beautiful way you presented it! Thanks so much for your submission to our challenge at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah,
    A Place To Start, Owner
    613 Avenue Create, Owner
    Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
    The Color of Cards, Owner

  2. Lovely card. I love the slim card design and your beautiful sea theme. Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  3. Clean. classy & very striking!
    So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Stay safe and well.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  4. I really love all the nautic themes. Your card just is fantastic. The slimline card is a very nice form for presenting your die-cut images. Your colouring looks very amazing. I still own some distress inks. I think I will try it. Thank you for your proposol. Thanks a lot for sharing your card with the EAC challenge.
    Hugs uschi

  5. What a peaceful, instantly eye-catching slimline design. Both my DH and my paternal grandfather enjoy fishing, so I'm always on the lookout for aquatic related products and design inspiration for cards that work well for both of them. Thank you for sharing this one and the products you used to create it.

    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

  6. This is absolutely gorgeous, Alicia! I love how you coloured the die=cuts - so pretty! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley!

    love Mags B x

  7. What a great card. Love your colouring the die cuts before! Thanks for sharing at EAC! Christin

  8. Ooooh I think I may need to invest in this die. I love your fun inky creation and all the sea life elements. Thank you for joining in the fun at our Everybody Art Challenge with this lovely card. Hugs, Lesley