Saturday, June 8, 2013

Ahoy Nautical Trend!

Hi Bloggers! Happy Saturday to you! I'm so pleased to bring you some gorgeous cards made by the lovely and extremely talented Kathy Racoosin! Be sure to check out her blog, The Daily Marker for daily inspiration, if you don't already!

Kathy used the new flat bottom clouds to make "white cap" waves with some flower soft on top.  She also punched a circle then used the new SSS exclusive Sunshine die to get the beautiful rays. How clever!

Check out the  detail photos below to see how Kathy used Peacock Feather distress ink and a sponge dauber to get the perfect looking waves.  To get that lovely looking top of the wave she applied glossy accents and patted down the flower soft gently.  Let dry and repeat on all clouds.

 
Stamp the sentiment on one of the clouds with this navy ink, and trim to fit on your card.  Add some enamel accents on the whale's eye for an added POP.  Assemble card using pop squares
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Most Nautical trends are red, white, & blue so the super fun Kathy decided to mix that up a bit with a medium blue & hot pink for a different twist!  After cutting out the anchor from the Come Sail Away stamp set, trim a white border around the anchor, punch a hole, & coat with glossy accents.

Next, braid some twine & thread it through the anchor.  The Full Card Bubbles was die cut and mounted on white card stock for a simple background.
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Lastly, Kathy did a fun spin on the Nautical trend by stamping anchors from the Come Sail Away set on this new Butterfly die from Simon Says Stamp!



Begin by cutting several strips of red, white, & blue paper.   Use glossy accents to glue the papers to some white card stock.  It is very important to note that the paper is the same thickness.  Make sure the strips butt up against each other and stamp the anchor when the paper is dry using Navy ink.

Trim the strips.  Now the newly created strip paper is ready to die cut with the butterfly.  Mount the striped paper on some medium blue paper and glue the butterfly with a dab of glossy accents.  Free cut an elongated "Y" for the stamen of the butterfly and coat with glossy accents.  When dry, attach to the butterfly.

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For even MORE Nautical inspiration please be sure to stop by Kathy's blog today! She may also have a special giveaway that you could win, too! {Hint, hint :)}

Here's a sneak of what you'll see on her blog:

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185 comments:

  1. Wow, gorgeous creations! TFS :)

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  2. WOUW all these cards are just great Kathy. I just loves all blue, and also the nautical look here, so these are just my likings and really cool.

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  3. A lot of fab creations, Kathy...thanks for the inspiration!
    xxx Margreet

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  4. These three cards are just simply BRILLIANT, Kathy, love them all! Your creativity is beyond words! Love the flower soft you've added to the ocean waves.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Hanna

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  5. Wow!! Brilliant cards, love those clouds!
    Hugs, Hazel xx

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  7. Awesome cards. The red white and blue nautical cards always look so clean and fresh. Lovely work from Kathy

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  8. Love the way Kathy put another spin on the nautical theme!

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  9. Love the way the sun is done on the whale card!

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  10. Love the red, white and blue. Great use of the rays die

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  11. Such wonderful nautical cards. Fun techniques and gorgeous colors!

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  12. So cool! Fantastic ideas and AMAZING waves!

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  13. Love the nautical trend and Kathy's wonderful cards.

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  14. bunch of awesome cards... love it..

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  15. Kathy is so talented. I visit her blog all the time. I liked the butterflies added to the nautical theme. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  16. There is no end to Kathy's creativity - she has to be one of the most talented gals around! Love her clever takes on nautical here!

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  17. Love the cards - especially the whale card! It is great since today is World Oceans Day!

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  18. Love the nautical theme. Cute cards.

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  19. They are all beautiful, but the whale card would also be adorable for a boy's birthday card...

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  20. Kathy is so awesome! Her talent and eye for design always amaze me! Love all three fabulous cards!

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  21. I really like what was done with the clouds. such a neat look! all of these cards are super fun! :)

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  22. I really like the butterfly. fun items.

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  23. Kathy's work is so inspiring, as always these cards are simply beautiful!!

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  24. Super cute cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Thanks for adding all the details on how you made the cards. Always helpful and makes me appreciate the cards all the more.

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  26. Lovely cards - the summer is here!

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  27. What a fun theme! I love the little details that were added by the design team to make the cards even more special.

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  28. Love these nautical cards - they're so clean and fresh-looking!

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  29. Nautical themes always have such a crisp, fresh look and these are no exception!

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  30. lovely cards today thanks for sharing them with us.

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  31. today's cards are really beautiful thanks for the inspiration today.

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  32. Wonderful cards...love the fun nautical theme!

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  33. Oh Kathy, the "white cap" waves are so soft looking!
    LOVE the nautical butterfly too!

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  34. loce the nautical theme...great projects.

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  35. what fun! thanks for the inspiration

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  36. These are all fabulous--especially love all of the detail of the whale card!!!!!!!!! Kathy rocks!

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  37. The whale card is adorable!!! Love the "foam" on the waves!!

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  38. I love the nautical theme. Falling Stars looks like an awesome BTW.

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  39. Wow, the cards are awesome! Love the pretty one with butterfly!

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  40. Kathy, you are so talented. I just adore that whale card: the sun, clouds, everything. Such great dimension. The other cards too are so different and unique. How creative of you.

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  41. Kathy always puts so much detail into her cards. They are wonderful, as I knew they would be when I read her name as being the contributor. Love the whale!!

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  42. Absolutely stunning cards. Beautiful color and detail. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. Awesome inspirations... Love the colors..

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  44. These are all really nice. What a great variety.

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  45. Great cards! Thanks for all the ideas & inspiration. Love the braided twine, too. ;-)

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  46. Great inspiration! Love the nautical theme and the cards!
    Lynn

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  48. Super cute nd perfect for summer! Love them =)

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  49. Love the nautical theme and these amazing cards.

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  50. Nautical themes are perfect for many in my family. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  51. I LOVE nautical projects! That shiny anchor charm is adorable!

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  52. These are so fun. I love all the hole bubbles in the anchor card. And the whale card is delightful. I love how you popped elements on all of the cards. Very cool.

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  53. So many ways to play with this colours; I love the inspiration you give with this!

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  54. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  55. Love Kathy's cards, fantastic ideas :) Cathy x

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  56. I love Kathy's cards. So creative to use the cloud die to make waves!

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  57. I already follow Kathy's blog. It was a surprise to see her work here on SSS. She always makes such cute cards!

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  58. Beautiful cards, great tips. Thank you so much for sharing it. :-)

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  59. I know the focus on the first is on the flower soft cloud technique, but I'm loving that sun too! Fabulous nautical cards!

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  60. Great cards! I love the white capped waves (or they could be icebergs too) and also love that stamp set (with the whale and anchor). Great cards! Love the stripes too. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  61. Fantastic crads, I'm seeing a lot of nautical themes, great for father's day.

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  62. Wow, these cards are cute! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  64. love the nautical look, The butterfly card the best.

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  65. wow those anchors are so cool looking. I've got to get my hands on those another addition to the ever growing wishlist.
    perfect colors for this time of year too..

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  66. Fabulous nautical designs! Absolutely love the fluffy clouds.

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  67. so in love with the nautical theme that's been going around!

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  68. I love how you used the clouds for the waves also.

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  69. Neat cards! Love the white caps!

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  70. These are all great. I love the whale.

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  71. LOVE the nautical trend and Kathy really rocked these cards!!

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  72. Wonderful cards! Masterful use of all those dies!

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  73. Great cards, so vibrant and colourful!

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  74. Love nautical patterns and Kathy is one of my favourite stampers, whose blog is amazing.

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  75. I love the nautical trend! Great cards!

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  76. Wonderful cards. I just love the cloud dies.

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  77. Your cards are amazing Kathy. Love the white caps
    you created.

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  78. nautical themes are always great for masculine cards. Thanks, Kathy. those waves are awesome!

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  79. Awesome cards! Thank you for sharing!

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  80. Beautiful. What a clever way to make the waves with the flower soft. Love it.

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  81. WOW!! LOVING all of the AWESOME Cards! Such AMAZING Inspiration!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

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  82. What beautiful work...adore all your cards, so creativity.

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  84. Oh, wow...I LOVE these.....and the anchor stamped butterfly is so creative..and it's beginning to look like summer...yeah!!

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  85. i love the nautical themes. they all have the red, white and blue theme as well (most) and i find that very patriotic, given our nation's state (mess in our government). we are proud of our country, it is the greatest nation in the world, but our politics and BIG government has to go. they (washington) are to be serving the people, not enslaving us. my most sincerest apologies for the rant, i mean to simply say that the red, white and blue that is our flag colors, brings a great deal of passion and emotion to our great nation, and the brave men and women who serve to keep us a free nation, indivisible, under God!

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  86. Such beautiful cards! Very inspiring! = )

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  87. WOW!Beautiful cards!Your work is awesome!

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  88. Always enjoy Kathy's work. Great cards!

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  89. Love Kathy's cards---always inspiring!!

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  90. Kathy is always amazing with her use of Colorado, your dies, and materials. Such a treat to see! TFS

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  91. I love seeing ways to use my stash supplies in new ways. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  92. All of Kathy's card are great! Great job creating the waves from the flat bottom clouds! Adding med. blue and hot pink to the traditional r/w/b, was a cool twist. The braided piece is neat, too. I like the cards on Kathy's blog, as well. The two-layer butterfly card is nice. It's ambitious and lots of work to cut strips of cardstock to make her own paper-pieced, striped bkgrd, but it sure looks great. TF the chance to win. :)

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  93. oh....flower soft and didn't expect that nor do I know what that is...off I go to find out. Thanks Kathy!

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  94. Cool cards! Love the waves and sun on the whale card.

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  95. Kathy's cards are fantastic. Her choices of stamps and dies are creative and her use of inks adds dimension.

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  96. Gorgeous cards!! I love the nautical theme, always have as I have always lived down by the shore!

    Hugs,
    Jo

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  97. Beautiful cards love the whale catd

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  98. I do love the nautical trend. Thanks for sharing.

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  99. Awesome projects! I love the way Kathy as made the clouds and waves look so fluffy and the wee whale is just sooo cute. Hugs xNx

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  100. I love nautical theme colors, so bright and cheerful. Dies are my favorite crafting tool! Thanking girls for sharing and inspiring us.

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  101. i love this theme awesome cards thanks for the inspiration

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  102. What an awesome technique. I love the flower soft. Love, love, love the clouds.

    I wounder what liquid applique would look like in your clouds????

    I absolutely love your sun ray die. Fabulous!!! Thank you soooo much for sharing.

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  103. Really cute cards. I'm going to have to get the flat cloud. It works up well as many things.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  104. Such great cards! I love that whale! What I really love is the texture of the white caps and clouds (and sun), and the way you used the circles for the background of the other card it really made a fun background too.

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  105. What fun cards! I love the way you did the white caps and that whale is just adorable.

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  106. Kathy is just TOP NOTCH!!! She is so incredibly talented and if that whale card doesn't prove that I don't know what will. GENIUS. She has used those flat bottom clouds in the most creative ways lately. Totally inspiring!!!!

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  107. I love Kathy's work - inspires me so much. Great cards can't wait to make them.

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  108. I love the whale card...just too clever!

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  109. Kathy is so talented. Love her cards today. Great details and colors.

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  110. Great cards, Kathy! Love the nontraditional colors added to the nautical theme and your use of flower soft for the waves is inspired. I've never used it but now I will have to give it a try. So happy to see nautical themes again...always a favorite of mine and you really kicked it up a notch!

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  111. I love Kathy's take on the nautical theme!!! She is so talented!!

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  112. Kathy's cards are always fabulous and these are no exception. I love the nautical feel with the different color choices.

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  113. Love all of the this crafty goodness!!!

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  114. Great projects! That falling Stars dies is on my wish list!!

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  115. Wow...love all of these cards and I have been on a RW&B kick lately...less nautical, more patriotic, but these are great inspiration for me to move into more nautical. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  116. Great cards Kathy! Love the theme.

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  117. I love red white and blue! Love the whale!

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  118. Love these nautical cards and Kathy's wonderful take on them! That butterfly with the anchors is amazing!

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  119. Summer is almost here and the nautical theme surely matches. And why not a touch of surprise with nautical butterflies? I love the unexpected!

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  120. Wow! Love the nautical theme on these cards.

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  121. Love the unusual take on a trend...so talented...thank you for sharing the inspirations.

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  122. Love these cards! Creative approach to the nautical theme and wonderful details. Love the braided twine and anchor!

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  123. I love the hint of flower soft that she put on the waves. It really looks realistic!


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  124. I love the nautical theme, maybe cuz I was a Navy brat. I especially love the butterfly card, awesome!

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  125. Oh, I love the colors in these cards and the fresh look of the nautical theme.

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  126. I came over to SSS from Kathy's blog. I'm glad that she gave a tutorial on some of her techniques. Very creative to incorporate a nautical butterfly.

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  127. Oh my goodness! I loved all of them but that last one blew me away! Stunning work!

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  128. I love all things nautical, especially these cards.

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  129. I love all things nautical, especially these cards.

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  130. I love Kathy's work! All the cards are fabulous, but my favorite is the whale! I love the shading and flower soft on the clouds and how dimensional the card is! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  131. So clever how you made the white caps!

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  132. These are fantastic Kathy! So creative to use the clouds as waves, and the flower soft looks amazing! Also love the butterfly and the sun rays die w/circle punch! You rock ;)

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  133. Fabulous cards! Especially love the whale card. The sun is so pretty and what a neat idea using the clouds with flower soft! Love the color combo!

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  134. These are so cute. I love the textures and really love how the clouds were made. So cute.

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  135. These are so cute. I love the textures and really love how the clouds were made. So cute.

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  136. These are so cute. I love the textures and really love how the clouds were made. So cute.

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  137. I'm loving all of that blue - and the cards are simply wonderful! :)

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  138. Love the red, white and blue! Very nautical!

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  139. Love the nautical look for summer and these are really special. I especially loved the second card with the anchor. So cool!!!!

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  140. Nautical is always a great theme.

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  141. Awesome work..

    Just made a big order at simon says.. now m frowning cuz I did not add a nautical set to it..

    would love to win the candy :) thanks for the chance

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  142. Fabulous cards! Love every details of it.

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  143. Thanks for the great nautical themed cards. Can't wait to try these.

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  144. Totally FUN card! Love red, white & blue!

    Kris in Alaska
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  146. Love the glossy accents on the anchor and your use of the bubbles background die.

    nslee@comcast.net

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  147. What a cleaver use of the butterfly. As instructed from Kathy's blog, I'm leaving a comment here.

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  148. What fun nautical cards. Love the whale!

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  149. So clever! love each of these and the extra little touches of texture!

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  150. Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  151. Love the different idea used with the butterfly! Just goes to show that stepping outside the box creates an even more stunning project! tfs!

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  152. Kathy always comes up with the greatest ideas! Now I know I need some more supplies & get busy creating!!!

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  153. Super cute cards. Love the banner in the second card and how it's layered.

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  154. Love the nautical theme and all that's going with it! Love what she did on those waves.

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  155. Thanks for the inspiration! Love the waves!

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  156. Fabulous one! Love the simplicity and added details.

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  157. What gorgeous cards displaying the versatility of the nautical theme!

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  158. Gorgeous cards...thanks for the inspiration!

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  159. Beautiful cards! Love the nautical theme! Thanks.

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  160. Just in time for summer too! Ahoy Mate! Laura

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