Anyway, I decided to show you two cards that use the very same retired Stampin Up! set 'Boatloads of Love'. I just love the versatility of this set because it can be used so many different ways: friendship, encouragement, love, baby boy cards, boy cards, nautical-themed cards, etc. etc. etc. The first image shows a friendship card. I actually did this card for an old featured stamper challenge (FS147) on SCS when MRSBoz was the Featured Stamper. I have long since lost the link to her original card. I basically kept the exact same layout, and just added designer paper, changed the colors, and used brads instead of eyelets. I also added the puff of smoke and popped that up on dimensionals. MRSBoz's cards was more clean and simple than mine. Hers had a plain white background, the colors were red, white, and blue, and she had three small eyelets on either side of her sentiment. My second card was made for a SCS sketch challenge that sat on my desktop for weeks because I didn't know what to do with it. I kept seeing the wave as water, and was originally thinking of a fishing card or something, but I couldn't think of what to do with the two circular panels. Finally, when I saw the heart stamps in the 'Boatloads of Love' set, this idea sprang in mind, and I made this card:
I really like it a lot and I think its a fun card for a woman to give her loved one on Valentine's Day since most men don't like overly-mooshy cards.
Well, I hope you enjoyed my boat cards today. Have a great day! Amy