vintage nautical card - Kianel

Hello good friends!
Kianel here with you today!
First of all i would like to wish everyone a HAPPY EASTER!!
That done, i can show you a birthday card i made for my little nephew in a vintage style. No patterned papers on that one, just backgrounds that i handmade with CLD dies and distress inks. Stamps are from Magnolia, Floril├Ęge designs and Eskiss design. flowers are from Prima. Lace is coming from my stash. All layers are on 3D pads to give more depth to the card.
To make the base of my card i used a white paper that i cut with "large stackers nesting die square" and embossed it too to get a frame. I then inked my paper with distress and stamped the text on it.
Here is the detail picture of the handmade background. i used the "old parchment" grunge embossing plate on a white cardstock that i had previously covered with blue distress ink. Once embossed, i cut it with the large rectangle stackers for cardmakers and inked it with darker blue ink and brown ink.

Detail of the font which size is absolutely perfect for the cardmakers. The font dies are used with white paper which is then colored with distress ink, stamped with a text and crackled to give it an older look.

Here is a close up of the dimensional buttons set 5, of which i used the 2 that fitted perfectly my nautical theme. There are embossed and cut in white paper and then inked with distress. The big one is tied with a rope bow and the little ones are fixed with copper brads. The same is done with the leaves with a mix of the small and the large set.

Finally, here is a close up to show you the frame i used to back my Magnolia "Edwin". I cut it out in white paper, stamped a text and inked. I then cut a piece of paper to fit the frame and make the background.

Here are the CLD dies i used on this card (click to go to the shop):
Square - Classic LG Stackers Nesting Dies Rectangle Buttons5
Large Embossing Pad Kit Old Parchment Slightly Script  5/8" Tall Upper/Lower Case
All Star Frame Dimensional Small Leaves #2 Dimensional Large Leaves #2
That's all for me and i am glad you stayed all the way long with all the pictures.
Have a nice Easter break and enjoy all the chocolate eggs! Don't forget to pop by everyday to discover the marvellous creations of my dt mates!
Lots of love from France, Kianel.


  1. Very cute card. Love all the browns. Edna

  2. Fabulous card, Kianel. Love all the distressing and how you used so many Cheery Lynn dies to create such a masterpiece! I am sure your nephew will love it.

  3. I simply adore the distressing and how you used so many Cheery Lynn dies to create this gorgeouc card!

  4. So many dies used it!

  5. Fantastic card!! You are a Magnolia queen

  6. Can these dies be used on items that are thicker than cardstock, such as chip board or cardboard?

  7. A very beautiful card Kianel. I love the distressing and the assortment of die you used! Fabulous colors and coloring!!

  8. Hello!
    Thanks for the compliments ladies!
    Rebecca i do have an answer for you coming directly from Mike:

    Our dies do well with thicker materials such as shrink plastic , thin cork and magnetic material,

    Our crafter’s foam and thin chipboard. If you look at the depth of the die from the edge of the lines that do the cutting,

    to the lower area, you will have a better idea of how thick of a material you may cut. There is sometimes

    a little more since the paper is compressed, but the dies are limited to the depth of the etching.

    Our crafter’s foam has adhesive on one side. This compresses very well and might be a good material to use for thicker presentations.

    There you have all informations, love, Kianel.

  9. Gorgeous card. I love the colors you used and the distressed look.

  10. gorgeous card for a male!
    Just read the above comment for what the dies can cut through.. i think it's fantastic being able to use them on so many mediums!!

  11. Amazing card!
    I like the colors, leaves & layered in this card. Embossed paper really look so gorgoues.

    You are amazing Kianel.


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