Monday, 11 June 2012

Masculine Monday

No, Masculine Monday isn't a new regular features - it just sounded right! 

It’s Father’s Day on Sunday and if you have The Open Sea, you’re home and dry, so to speak. This is a birthday card (obviously) but could easily be changed for any occasion. It was inspired by someone out there on the internet but I made it a while ago so unfortunately can’t remember. It was really fun to make because of the background.

I began with a Confetti White card base. I love this cardstock, with its flecks of colour. It’s heavier than our Whisper White so perfect for card bases. It’s also good for watercolouring, or blender pens, too as it’s more absorbent.

I cut more Confetti White into a panel and decorated it before popping it up on Dimensionals. Decorating it was the fun part: I stamped the Open Sea images in Crumb Cake, stamping off to keep them nice and pale. I also used the flat stamp from the Distressing Kit to ink around the corners and edges to give it an aged effect.

I stamped the word in Island Indigo and the words in Cherry Cobbler – using clear-mount stamps means it’s really easy to get the images where you want them.  The anchor was the tricky bit – this was stamped onto Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out, yes – even the hole at the top. The hole is important as it gave me somewhere to thread that gorgeous Baker’s Twine that everyone’s going mad for! A dot of adhesive make the twine stay in place while looking casual and random. Sssh, don’t tell!

Stamps: The Open Sea, Curly Cute
Cardstock: Confetti White
Ink: Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Baker’s Twine, Distressing Kit

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1 comment:

  1. love this one Helen, especially the distressed looking background.


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