Tuesday, 29 January 2013

The Open Sea

Here's a card for a man - the ones that take ages to come up with an idea for!
Now I can't take credit for the design of the stamped background as Chris (sis-in-law) 
stamped a sheet of this last week at my house and kindly gave me a half of it.
I can tell you how it's done though!!

The colour combo is Crumb Cake card stock 
with Night of Navy, Marina Mist, More Mustard and Basic Grey inks
and an Ivory base card .
The solid rectangles were stamped with a blank stamp in Marina Mist, More Mustard and Basic Grey.
(Chris used the one that comes with the distressing kit)
The over-stamping was done using Night of Navy and The Open Sea stamp set.
The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and was stamped 
either side of the anchor by using the Stamp-a-ma-jig.
This was  then embossed using the Textured Impressions Designer frames embossing folder.
The oval shape with the sentiment on was then cut out by hand - 
sorry there isn't a punch for the outside of this oval (only the inside!).
The stamped background is matted onto the crumb Cake card and a length
of Natural Trim ribbon (available 1st February) is then stuck vertically around this.
This is then mounted onto an Ivory (or Very Vanilla) base card.
The ladies at my Tuesday class can't wait to make this!


  1. Great nautical card... Love the images and colours Px

  2. Nice, I like the colours, they go well together x

  3. This is gorgeous,love the images and fab design.xxx

  4. Great card....love that background. Well done to Chris for sharing it with you xx ;-)

  5. Nice to see what you have done with the background. It looks great! xx

  6. Great design for those awkward men things :)

  7. Absolutely love this Kate. It's beautiful but very suitable for a man!

  8. I love this very much Kate, and what a fantastic male card too.

    Linda xxx

  9. Fabulous card, love the backing paper and the colours match so well. Chris xx

  10. Fabulous nautical card Kate, it would make a wonderful mens card hun xx
    Hugz, Lorraine xx

  11. Fab background put to great use on your male themed card, Kate - I love it!
    Hugz, Jan xx

  12. Hello. Beautiful card and papers. Just perfect for a male card. Lisa :)

  13. What a great card for a man! I will have to remember this one :)

    Hugs to you,

  14. A super card Kate, love the bright colours, it makes a change for a mans card from the usual browns and greys

  15. What a fabulous card, great background and design x

  16. Nice design and colour choice.
    I love the collage background.

    C x

  17. Very nautical - sea and sand - card. Nice choice for a card for a man.


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