Thursday, 18 July 2013

Nina Crafts: Fancy a dip?

This was actually the first card I made using the new NEW stamp sets from Nina Crafts. I was really pleased with the results!

For this card I used the NEW stamp sets Mavis goes swimming, Cecil goes fishing (crab and fish!), Mullered Mavis (bottles), Birthday galore and ABC 123. I also used the  Dad's shed and Out at sea Dimension Stamps project club sets and finally the Letter frames (star!).

Wow I didn't realised I had used soooo many stamps lol! 

To make this card I made a stepper card out of blue and sand coloured card, so that the peaks were 4cm, 8 cm and 10 cm high. 

Onto white card I stamped, coloured and cut out Mavis. Next I stamped two sheds, added the Seagull to one of the sheds and then masked of the door of a shed and stamped the stars all over it. Then to the roof of the same shed I masked it off and added the circles. I coloured these in to match  Mavis and cut them out. I then measured the width of the sheds and trimmed the stepper down width ways to match. Onto off cuts of white card I also stamped the life ring and some wine bottles, these were all coloured in and cut out.

Next I stamped the "Happy Birthday to you ...." saying in blue ink onto some more blue card then cut it to look like a wave and stuck it onto the bottom step. I did the same with some sand coloured card but this time stamped the crab and fish onto it and stuck it to the second step. I cut a second piece of sand coloured card but left this one blank. I then stuck the sheds part way down on the final step and added the sand to the bottom of it. To the shed I also fixed the life ring with a small brad and next to the sheds I stuck on the wine bottles.

Then onto yellow card I stamped the star Letter frame and inside I stamped "LIFE Begins At......" and stamped "60" onto Mavis. I then coloured and cut this out too.

To finish off the card I made a large hole on either side of the card  through all the steps and added an eyelet to the two holes on the front. I then threaded ribbon through all the steppers and tied it at the front (this made sure the card would stand as it kept sliding flat!). I then stuck on the star and Mavis to the card and added Glossy Accents to her glasses.


  1. Love it!!! Do wish my name was not Mavis though

  2. Oh dear!

    Glad you like the card though!