Nautical Reminder for {Cupcake Inspirations}⚓

Hello friends!  Hope you had a wonderful weekend!  Stopping in today to share more inspiration for the current {Cupcake Inspirations} challenge:


Nautical” is the theme for our challenge and you still have another 5 days to play along with us!  It really is such a fun theme to play with especially during the Summer!


I don’t get a chance to be near any oceans as I live in the middle of the U.S., but I’ve always wanted to travel near the East Coast near Maine as I imagine how interesting it would be to see it all!

I don’t own very many nautical style crafty products, but I remembered this older Stampin’ Up! stamp set called “By the Tide” and it reminds me of those sailor type Inns or Pubs and you can see the wording of that with the circle anchor accent.  I went with colors that related to the feel of “nautical” for me.

I also recently purchased this anchor stencil from Brutus Monroe and thought it would make a cool background with red foiling over the navy blue color.  So I took some DecoFoil Transfer Gel Blanco so that it would be white over the dark background and the Red Static DecoFoil Sheet would show up over it.  I put it through my laminator.

I just stamped the images from the SU! set in various colors, cut out layers of cardstock and added some stitch marks by hand along with a strip of anchor paper I found in my stash.  I punched a hole in the circle anchor accent and tied a piece of twine through it and popped it up with foam tape.


Here’s a different angle of the card so that you can see the red shine of the DecoFoil background in the card.

I also took some of the Brutus Monroe Ruby Fluid Acrylic and watered it down to splatter over top of the crab image panel.  I didn’t want to add too much in fear that it would look like blood or something.  LOL!


Hope you’ve enjoyed my “nautical” style card today and that you’ll hop on over to the {Cupcake Inspirations} Challenge Blog and see what the rest of the design team has for inspiration and play along with us!

Thanks so much for stopping in today my friends!  I appreciate you taking the time and I’ll be seeing you again soon!


  1.  Crafty Animals – Anything Goes + animal
  2. 2 Crafty Critter Crazies– Anythiing Goes + animal
  3. Allsorts – Make it Masculine
  4. Joy of Sets – I went with Splash (hope splatter works), Sand (color), blueaugust2020
  5. Crafty Calendar – Anything Goes
  6. Stamping Sensations – Make it Masculine
  7. Daisy Chain – #44 for the Boys/Men
  8. Let’s Craft and Create – #162 Anything Goes + optional Lots of Layers

36 thoughts on “Nautical Reminder for {Cupcake Inspirations}⚓

  1. This is a fabulous card love your background the foiling looks spectacular against the navy cardstock,the image is beautifully coloured and your embellishments perfect


  2. I love how you foiled the anchors into the background piece, what a beautiful look that is! Love the lobster image and overall nautical feel of this. It reminds me of the state of Maine where lobsters are abundant! Beautifully crafted with the nautical theme and such a great card!


  3. I LOVE that lobster, Vicki, and your card definitely has that ‘nautical feel to it! Wonderful foiling on the background anchors. Now, I’m putting on my DT hat – Thank you so much for supporting and playing in our “Anything Goes w/ a Critter” challenge over at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies!


  4. Love, love, love! Your stamps and the foiling are amazing! I need to check out the DecoFoil product line. I have the Minc system and don’t use it very often because it seems there are always areas that don’t take the foil, leaving black spots, which doesn’t make me very happy. You’ve inspired me to make a change!

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    1. Awe! Than you Leslie! I use the Royal Sovereign laminator and heard mixed things about the Minc machine. Sometimes, it can be a bit tricky as you need to wait a good 10 minutes to get it hot, then place it through a couple of times. I actually prefer to use the foil gel over the stencil as I think the foil adheres better. But every little thing can be tricky. Wishing you luck!

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  5. Well you not know you had very few nautical items – this card is great. Love the lobster a well as the red splatters. So many details so much color, just a fun card all around. Going to be HOT today so plans to be in my room most of the day. Hubby working so don’t even have to fix lunch.


  6. See this is why I love to read blogs…..I so enjoyed reading how you did this fabulous card Vicki and I thought the card was mostly papers and they are clearly not….Fabulous stamping and I love the colour combination. The foiling with the stencil and gel looks wonderful too x. I am so glad that not much blood was spilt in the making of this amazing card !!!!x. Loving this one Vicki x.


  7. WOW Vicki, what a stunning card!! I love the nautical design and gorgeous stamped background! That lobster is so cool and the red foiling looks amazing!
    Hugs, Tammy


  8. Nautical just makes my heart sing Vicki and I LOVE the red white and blue, the fabulous crayfish/lobster and the anchors add such great texture along with the layers in your panels, FABulous card.

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  9. A great choice of intense colours for a very male creation, many thanks for joining in with our Masculine themes at Stamping Sensations and Allsorts challenges.

    B x


  10. I’ve always loved that stamp and yet, don’t have it. LOVE your card Vicki! That’s definitely a critter for sure – and would be tasty too!
    I’m still on break but wanted to thank you for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Creations.


  11. Such a gorgeous card I love those strong colours and what a fab set – it certainly works for our grid – thanks for joining us at JOS Tic Tac Toe this month – hope to see you again next month


  12. Such a striking card! Love all the elements especially the splatters for the splash – wonderful creative interpretation! Thanks for participating in the #JOSTTT020 challenge this month, Vicki!


  13. Oh my goodness, Vicki, what a beautiful card. The “Lobsta” as they say in Maine is gorgeous and the background with the red foil anchors on Navy is perfect!



  14. Oh this is very cool and very masculine. Love your chosen colours Vicki. Makes a great display! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.


  15. Nautical cards are my favorite and this one certainly does not disappoint!! Awesome design with your shiny anchor background! Great card, Vicki!


  16. beautiful card and lovely foil background. Good luck and thanks for playing along with us at Lets Craft & Create Challenge. Hope to see you again
    Shylaa DT@Lets Craft & Create


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