Saturday, May 7, 2022

Thank You Pelican

If you have ever been close to a pier, you more than likely have come across a pelican or several. They like to perch themselves along the pier. Why do they do this? I suspect they like being close to their food source. What do you think? 

   Waves of Inspiration
   Flowing Flowers

   Soft Suede A-2, 1-1/2 x 3
   Simply Marbleous DSP 5-1/4 x 4
   Basic White 5-1/4 x 4 (Inside)

   Soft Suede

   Die Cutting

   Jute Twine 12"
   Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels
   Waves Dies
   Stampin' Seal+

First, I stamped and die cut the pelican on its perch and set it aside.

Second, I stamped the sentiment on the top left of the DSP.

I then took the jute twine and tied a knot at various intervals. About a width of a finger apart.

I adhered the twine across the lower half of the DSP and wrapped it around the back using Stampin' Seal+.

Next, I adhered the DSP panel to the Soft Suede card front.

Lastly, I added a few rhinestones and adhered the Basic White panel to the inside of the card.

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  1. Sally, your card is so pretty! Jeanette

    1. Thank you, Jeanette. I like the simplicity of it. Thank you so much for dropping by and taking the time to comment.

  2. I like your knotted twine going across your card. It gives your card a nice nautical look. When we go to the beach, we see pelicans flying back to when they spend the night. They look so funny flying and gliding through the air. Love your card, and the Simply Marbelous DSP gives it a moody appearance.

    1. Thank you, Fonda. For some reason, I thought of making knots on the twine. I don't know if it was a memory or if I saw it in a movie or what, but I remembered knots on ropes spanning across a pier or on the side of a ship. I was rescued by the Coast Guard once upon a time and had to climb a rope. Maybe the knots were there. Anyway, I liked the effect. Thanks for noticing.

    2. What's the story about the rescue with the Coast Guard? Katie, my wife, was rescued once they got to shore after their boat sank on the Pamlico Sound, I think it was. Thank goodness they were close to shore! A helicopter picked them up and flew them back to home base where they dried off. They sent a woman to tell me that the boat sunk and Katie would be home later. I didn't know that the boat sank with them on it! We had a good laugh when I revealed that tid bit! Thank goodness she came home safe to me!

    3. My brother and I were in high school. Our parents let us stay behind from an out of town trip as long as we promised to stay home. Obviously, the minute they left, my brother called friends and we took the boat out. Everything that could go wrong, went wrong. Fish were caught and gutted on the boat, so not a pretty sight either. Long story short, Coast Guard plane spotted us around 4 AM and they asked us to all swim ashore and abandon the boat. We hiked for about a mile and then came upon their huge ship in the channel. We had to climb up a rope (just like they taught us in school, who knew?). I don't think I have ever been on a boat again with my brother...

  3. Love this marble paper for your card base. It works so well with the pelican image.

    1. Thank you so much, Lisa. I like it too. It blends in well with just about anything.