This is my card for this week's High Hopes Challenge... yeah... there is only one day left but I still made it... technically! I started this one last night and it was partly Matt's idea. He wanted me to do a card with a hole in the front with the picture inside. I got the porthole idea in my head really quickly and knew straight away I wanted to make it look like a pirate had nailed his map to the side of the ship. I couldn't possibly be more happy with how it turned out. I thought not using pattern paper would be hard seeing how much I rely on it now but instead it just came together easily. I cut rough strips of paper and inked the sides for the ship walls and used brads as nails on the map and some boards.
This is the inside of the card... oh... how cute is Burnaby Beluga! I didn't even know what a Beluga was until only a few days ago... I was playing Zoo Tycoon and adopted a couple of them. I gathered from the game that they are white though... that was a bit hard to do on paper so he is a little grey here!
I put the brads through the map and then bent the backs near the ends so they didn't sit flush with the paper. Matt picked up the card and thought I hadn't finished it properly until I told him the pirate couldn't nail it all the way though the wood or he would get leaks! Hey, I was going for the push pin look!