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Sunday, 9 May 2021

Tall Ship Birthday

Hi everyone.  I recently got the latest Creative Stamping Magazine with the Message in a Bottle set of stamps and a stencil with waves, hearts and shells, and made this masculine card with them for a family birthday using the waves on the stencil and the sailing ship, shells and starfish, but there are also some bottles in which you can place different images and lots of other sea related ones and also some flowers for more feminine cards.


I started with the background using Turquoise and Ultramarine Brushos and Peacock Pixie Powder sprinkled on to my glass mat and spritzed with water before laying the stencil card over and moving it around to cover it.  I then added the stencilled waves using Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink added to the card applied with a blending tool.

I then inked up the tall ship stamp using Versafine Deep Lagoon ink on to a stitched die cut circle and ink blended the clouds with the ink left on the blending sponge using a small cloud mask I made myself, and then added the water with a bit of the Deep Lagoon ink and also coloured the hull of the boat with it, sponging very carefully.  I also added the little birds in the sky with the inked end of a pokey tool.   I then stamped the different shells from the stamp set again using the Versafine Deep Lagoon ink and fussy cut them out, and gave them some soft colour with the inked blending sponge before adding them around the left hand edge of the circle.  It is amazing how far the residue ink on the sponge goes.

I finished by adding the 'Happy Birthday' from the set on to the banner which actually comes with a different sentiment on it, but I inked just the banner and in order to fit the birthday sentiment on to  it I inked and extended the straight edges to the length I needed and then added the end pieces.  I wasn't sure this would work as I did it with an acrylic block but luckily it was more or less OK and a bit of ink blended over the top hid most of the imperfections.  I then added this all on to my 6" square white card as you can see.  

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope to see you again soon.






I am entering the following challenges:

Happy Little Stampers May Stencil Challenge - Anything Goes.
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge - No. 404 Any Occasion.
NBUS Challenge - No. 26 Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.
Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - No. 270 Monochromatic.
The Male Room Challenge - No. 150 Water/Beach.




 

21 comments:

Ellen said...

Gorgeous card…love it!
Grtz Ellen

Aquarius said...

You've made excellent use of the stamps and stencil which came with the magazine and a great description of how it was achieved. The shades of blue are so right for this design.

Dawn Phillips said...

Such a fabulous card and so suitable for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Cardz4guyz. Love Dawn x

Ros Crawford said...

You created the perfect background for those images Pat... Such a lovely nautical card! Have a good sunday

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Pat, what a wonderful card and perfect for a man. I bought this magazine too as the stamps have so much potential, but not yet used any of them.
I love your design and colours, whoever receives this will love it, Kate x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

This is fabulous Pat. Great waves and colours and I love how you did the sentiment, I'm not that clever. You're right they are a similar set to the one I have, wish I had thought of adding the shells, they are a marvellous addition. A Super masculine card. Thank you so much for joining us in our Water/Beach challenge at The Male Room Good Luck and I hope you will join us in our next challenge.
Faith DT

Liz said...

Fabulous card Pat. I love the layout of your design and the background is beautiful! xx

TaeEun said...

A gorgeous masculine card, Pat! I love that you've created a beautiful ocean scene on the small circle panel by ink blending and even adding the tiny birds! The background is also fabulous!!!

Julie B said...

Love your background Pat, the Brusho panel with the over stenciling really evokes the sea.
Thanks for sharing at Cardz4Guyz. :)

papierelle said...

I immediately long for the sea. Wonderful maritime card!!!

dj said...

Perfection!! Everything about this card is perfect for our current challenge...masculine & monochromatic!! You rocked this challenge!! Thanks for playing along with us over at Cardz 4 Guyz!!

Mac Mable said...

The two different types of powders look fabulous on the background and so it the wave stencilling. What a striking masculine card and I love how you did the sentiment too Pat x.

R's Rue said...

Beautiful

Sarn said...

Fabulous card Pat. X

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A lovely card Pat and your colours are just perfect x

AndrejaM said...

Beautiful background, Thanks for playing at The Male Room Challange

Goga said...

Fantastic card. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room, Goga

Marjan said...

This is a beautiful card! Love how you managed to integrate the shells into the beautiful stencilled background. The colour combination is perfect!

Andreja L. said...

What a beautiful card you made :-)) I like your background!
Thanks for joining us at The Male Room ❤️

Helen said...

Fabulous design - love the stencilled background.

Thanks for joining us at The Male Room Challenge.

Helen x

Sally H said...

Wow! I love everything about this Pat! Totally stunning!