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Maritime Thoughts

What is it that makes spending the summer at the sea so special? Is it the cool breeze blowing in your face, watching sailboats sailing the open waters, the fun of hunting seashells on the beach or all of these? This card is a perfect all purpose card for the summer months and is created with the paper napkin decoupage technique. The technique can also be used with fabric, if you find one with such motifs. Either way, the fusible web simply gets fused to the backside of the fabric or napkin and the motifs then get cut out. Then iron them on the surface you want, such as card.



Birthday Card - Greeting Card - Maritime - Boat and Seashells Card

For this project you will need:

- a blank navy blue card
- white cardstock
- paper napkin or fabric with maritime motifs
- lacè template if desired
- decorative edged scissors with postal stamp edge
- 3-D pads
- scissors
- glue


1. Select your motifs from the paper napkin or fabric and follow the instructions below to prepare them for the card. You will need a larger motif and 2 smaller motifs such as seashells.
2. Cut the larger motif out with decorative edged scissors so that the white cardstock makes a 5mm border around the motif. See picture.
3. Cut the smaller motifs out exactly. Place 3-D pads on the backsides of them.
4. Glue the larger motif onto the card and then stick the smaller motifs partially on it and partially on the card.
5. Using the lacè template, cut 2 open triangles on both sides at the bottom of the card. Fold the triangles back according to the directions. Glue a sheet of white cardstock to the backside of the front of the card so the white shows through through the lacè design.

Illustrated Card Craft Tutorials:

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How to Use a Lacé Template Tutorial

Paper Napkin Applique with Fusible Web Tutorial

Paper Napkin Applique With Fusible Web Tutorial

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Birthday Card - Greeting Card - Maritime - Boat and Seashells Card



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