Monday, February 6, 2012

Masculine, Nautical

I think that I deserve a little bit of a handicap this week... Although I do love to make cards with beachy, nautical, sea-themes, I live in Idaho. That's pretty far from any beach, and I can't say that I have had very much ocean- like experience apart from the occasional rare vacation or two in my lifetime. When I Googled "nautical" though, I came up with lots of fun photos, this one especially intrigued me...


I have seen these flags on boats before, but I wasn't aware that they meant anything special. So I learned a lot this week, and then I made this card by paper-piecing some 1.5 inch squares of colored paper. I figure that some knowledgeable sailor might enjoy sending this card to a loved one or family member... I think it is both masculine and nautical, and the flags spell out, "LOVE.".




10 comments:

Margaret said...

What a clever idea!

Kathryn said...

How cool is that? Even heroes who don't know the meaning will appreciate the bold graphic design! You could always stick a Post-it inside with a note explaining the meaning in case it ends up in the hands of a landlubber like yourself! :)

Marianne said...

Nancy,
What a great idea. I never would have thought to do it. That's what I love about this craft is the willingness to share what we learn.

Cherie said...

I like the paper piecing and twine you added. Great card!

librarian314 said...

I've enjoyed codes since I was a kid and particularly like the nautical flag alphabet (codes and flags are a fun combo!). This is a great card!

Paula S. said...

You know I love this card but I had to comment here too. You really nailed this challenge and I can fully understand that is no small feat for a native of Idaho. Fabulous!

Ellen said...

Wow! You rocked this challenge! What a cool card. I adore codes so this is just perfect!!!!
hugs,
Ellen

Desert Rose Stamper said...

Who would of thought --- that is really cool. I'll have to remember this and make a card for two of my nephews who are navy seals -- they should get a kick out of these cards. Thanks for sharing your great idea.

Dixie Cochran said...

I think you should win a prize for being the most clever! Not only did you make a terrific card, you learned a lot too!

Ted said...

Nancy, I love all things nautical and, as a teacher... educational. This post satisfied all that. :) Love the card! What a wonderfully clever idea! Thanks for visiting my blog. :)