- Copic Markers
- B93, B97 and 0 for water
- E51 and E53 for sails
- E57 and E59 for ship
- R29 for flag/windsock
- Y08 for belt
- Memento Tuxedo Black ink
- ship stamp from Artful Legacy (rubber on cling foam)
- By The Sea Tag from My Sentiments Exactly!
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink
- tea dye for tag
- walnut stain for edging
- edge distresser
- 1/4 inch hole punch
- bundling twine
- Bazzill Basics A7 Cards and Envelopes for precut and prescored brown base
- Bazzill Basics 4 1/2" x 5 1/2" pale yellow cardstock for mat
- 4" x 5" white cardstock for image
- Stamp image on white cardstock using ink that will not bleed or run when colored with your markers. For Copic markers, I use Memento black.
- Color image. For the water, I used the colorless blender to wet the area first so I had a longer time to blend.
- Distress edges of image.
- Ink edges with walnut stain distress ink. Use caution that you don't get ink on the image itself.
- Let dry.
- Stamp "By The Sea" tag on scrap white paper.
- Ink tag with tea dye distress ink. Try not to get it perfectly covered.
- Ink edges of tag with walnut distress ink. Going in a little too far in a few places will add more character.
- Cut out tag to within 1/8". A paper trimmer worked best for me.
- Punch hole in tag.
- Mount dried ship image to pale yellow cardstock.
- Mount cardstock to bottom front of card.
- Cut length of twine. Loop through the tag and tie in a loose knot. The objective of the knot is to try to get it lay as flat as possible without creating a big hump on the card from the knot that will prevent it from being mailed in a normal envelope.
- Glue knot from back to prevent it from coming loose and then glue or glue dot it down to card.
- Mount tag to card front with dimensional tape.
- You may want to glue some of the twine in other places so it behaves and lays the way you want.
- Instead of using "By The Sea" you may want to use specific words like "Happy Father's Day" or "Happy Birthday". I intentionally decided to leave it generic for any male on any occasion.