My poor DH never gets a card from me for any occasion. I guess b/c he sees all the cards I make and b/c I regive him cards as a joke. The Valentine's Card I made him 2 years ago is still the one he'll get this Valentine's Day too!! Gosh, am I horrible or what?
Since my DH is retired Navy, thought I'd make a nautical card using a ship image shared with me by coffeestamper (thanks Sue)! I can't tell you how much trouble I had with this card - couldn't get the coloring right, the sponging, the design, NOTHING! Then, somehow it started coming together. I was going to redo the sponging; but, then thought it made it look a little more distressed.
I clear embossed the entire image and used dd on the clouds. I bought some new clear ep b/c I dropped my entire bottle. However, I can't find the new one. So, I had to opt for some old ep that had little specks on black and sparkle mixed in. I figured the black specks made it a little more distressed looking too, so left it as is. I'll do anything to make an excuse for the things I do!
I decided to use crystal effects on the real seashell inside the sentiment to make it shiny. Then I thought I should have kept it natural for a more "manly" look. But, I like it, so there you go!
Added a framing of brushed brass adhesives on the top of the main image panel, twine thread on each side and framed the image which is popped up over the cut out frame b/hind it. Popped up the whole main image panel on dimensionals too.
Well, that's enough 'splainin' to do right now. Sorry for the lengthy description, but this card really HURT to make. I'm so glad I'm done. I have 2 more masculine cards to make this month - somebody HELP me!!!
Date: Thursday, December 22, 2011 GMT Views: 3087
Registered: May 15, 2005 Location: Arlington, Washington Posts: 30301
Thu, Dec 22, 2011 @ 6:23 PM
I am with you Pam, masculine cards are hard to come up with woo hoo designs... this one has the woo hoo factor for sure! He is going to love your work of art from the heart, year after year, after year, after year~ tee hee.. just had to do that...
this card is Fantastic! love everything!
Registered: November 3, 2004 Location: New Mexico Posts: 3098
Thu, Dec 22, 2011 @ 6:40 PM
Great Manly card....love the colors!!
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Registered: December 15, 2008 Location: Kingsland, Georgia Posts: 30282
Fri, Dec 23, 2011 @ 3:27 AM
This card is amazing Pamzi. It sounds like it was a lot of work, but if you look at it this we-if he gets the same card over the next say 3 to 5 years-well then it was time well spent...lol I think this is a fantastic masculine card with the image and colors and layering. It is awesome. Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
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Fri, Dec 23, 2011 @ 5:07 AM
Awesome card Pam! I'm a lover of all things nautical, so this one jumped right out at me. My DH, also a former sailor, would LOVE this, especially the speckled EP and shiny seashell! In your spare time, could you make one for me? Huh, pretty please?
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