I used this interesting Sketch Challenge to make a masculine birthday card. The timing is good, because I just looked at my calendar and realized my brother-in-law's birthday is this Sunday. Phew!
I started with a Summer Starfruit card base and added a piece of Soho Subway dsp. (I purposely cut out this part of the dsp because I need that river on the dsp to tie in with the stamps.) My next layer is an Island Indigo Tasteful Trim die cut that I split down the middle with a 1/4" strip of Champagne Glimmer Paper. The smaller square is the script stamped with Summer Starfruit ink onto Summer Starfruit cs and cut out. (1-1/4") Onto it I added my anchor (stamped with Early Espresso ink onto Very Vanilla cs and cut out) and my sentiment banner with a Vintage Trinket brad and Dimensionals. For the bigger square at the top, I stamped the script with Summer Starfruit, the ship with Island Indigo and the compass with Early Espresso onto textured Very Vanilla cs. I stamped the compass again on scrap paper, cut it out and popped it on top of the first compass with a Dimensional. Finally, I layered this panel on Early Espresso cs, wrapped it several times with Linen Thread and adhered it to the card with Dimensionals.
TFL - Regina
Date: Monday, July 8, 2013 GMT Views: 1737
Registered: October 29, 2004 Location: Coos Bay, Oregon Posts: 17288
Mon, Jul 08, 2013 @ 7:41 PM
OMG Regina, your nautical theme is so perfect for a guy card. I LOVE all your creative elements and they just all go so well together. The linen thread is the perfect embellishment too. TFS Your BIL will LOVE his very special card :-)