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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Horray for Dads!

It's been a very long while since I've posted.....lots of things have been going on (still adjusting to my job and the hours, vacation, life....). I've missed sharing with you. So, in honor of Dad's Day, I thought it was definitely time to begin posting again!

This card is a variation of one I did with my Stamp Club ladies last month, and is the one I sent my partner in a one-on-one challenge/swap in an online group I belong to. The Club ladies loved this, hopefully my swap partner liked it as well!

This set is just so fabulous for masculine cards....something that I definitely have a difficult time with; and the ocean theme is perfect for Father's Day. Sadly, this wonderful set will NOT be included in the upcoming SU catalog. So, if you want it, you'll need to order yours before the Summer Mini Catalog expires (August 30, 2011).

To color in the ship and ocean, I used my chalk pastels....they really needed to be dusted off! No special technique for coloring in, but to create the "ocean" look, I simply tore a scrap piece of paper and sponged the pastel color off the edge and then moved the paper and repeated the same step over and over again. The Cherry Cobbler background was simply stamped randomly with the anchor image in Whisper White Craft Ink. The same ink was also used to sponge the edges of the Cherry Cobbler layer as well as the Marina Mist layers. Finally, the layers were wrapped with white Bakers' Twine, which you can find in the Mini; and the button was added.  I really like these colors together, and am very happy with the way this card turned out.....what do you think?

Stamps: The Open Sea, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Basic Black, Whisper White Craft
CS: Sahara Sand, Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Misc: Whisper White Bakers' Twine, Pastels, Sponge, Designer Label Punch, Button

Thank you for your continued patience and for stopping by and making your visit a part of your day. I have lots more to share...please come back soon!

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Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is GORGEOUS Barbara! Beautiful mix of colors for this lovely image! I really like the layout that you used! :D

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful masculine card! Love the way you added the water and wonderful twine/button embellie!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful - glad you are back! I love this image and love the great colors!

Basement Stamper said...

great masculine card, hope things slow down a little for you soon.

JP Card Crazy said...

Fantastic carrd! Love th ship and the way you added the ocean. The layout is great!

BarbaraW said...

Beautiful image. Great manly card.

Ida said...

Good to see you back. Your card is wonderful. Love the ship image and the use of the twine and button.


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