Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Two masculine cards ...

It's been crazy busy the past couple of days.  I've finally got all my chores, running around, etc. done and can spend some quiet, relaxing time in the studio.  I have a workshop with Lili and Natasha tomorrow, so I will spend some time this afternoon prepping for that.

On to the cards for today.  I made another card for this week's color challenge (CC367 - Chocolate Chip, River Rock and Baja Breeze).    Made with all SU! products ... hope you like.

"Sailing Away"

Stamps:  Sail Away, Vintage Labels - sentiment (SU!)
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Baja Breeze striped DP (SU!)
Ink:  Baja Breeze, River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze re-inker (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  1" double-stitched Baja Breeze ribbon, post-it notes for masking, sponges, small oval punch, medium oval punch, hole punch, anchor charm, white Baker's twine, Tombow glue, sticky strips, adhesives, and dimensionals

I masked the sky area on a small piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I sponged Baja Breeze ink below the mask, making it a bit darker at the bottom and lighter towards the masked line
I removed the mask and placed it covering the water.  I sponged River Rock ink over the center area, and sponged Baja Breeze ink all around the rest of the cardstock.  I removed the mask.

I stamped the sail boat in Chocolate Chip ink, making sure the "waves" were below the horizon line.  I stamped the image again onto a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock and cut out the white sails.  I glued the white sail on top of the main stamped image.

I mounted the main panel onto a frame of Chocolate Chip cardstock.

I added Baja Breeze striped DP to the bottom of my Whisper White card front.  I attached the ribbon around the middle, secured it at the back and then mounted the card front onto a card base of Chocolate Chip cardstock.

I mounted the main panel on top, popping it up with dimensionals to add depth.

I stamped the sentiment, punched out the small oval and framed it with a medium oval of Chocolate Chip cardstock.  I punch a small hole and threaded through a piece of baker's twine (which I had dyed with Baja Breeze re-inker) and attached the anchor charm.


The second card today is a CASE of a card by Colleen Dietrich (Smoatsmom on SCS) ... click here to see her card.  I just love the layout of this card - so perfectly CAS.  I used all SU! products for this card. 
Here's my version ...

"Happy Birthday, Man"

Stamp:  Four Square (SU!)
Paper:  River Rock, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, Not Quite Navy, Well Worn DP (SU!)
Ink:  Early Espresso (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  1 1/4" square punch, copper brad, adhesives, and dimensionals

I cut 1 1/8" squares from three of the Well Worn DP.  I mounted the squares onto coordinating colored cardstock punched with the 1 1/4" square punch.  I added a brad to one of the squares.

I stamped the "Happy Birthday" in Early Espresso ink onto a square of River Rock cardstock.  I mounted the three Well Worn squares around the stamped square, popping each one up with dimensionals.

I mounted the square of River Rock onto a card base of River Rock, popping it up with dimensionals to add even more depth.


Gem Artmiste said...

ack! love it!

Anonymous said...

Hi Loll
I appreciate your detailed instructions of the steps you took to create this beautiful "Sail Away" card, thanks.