Wednesday, June 17, 2009
With Fathers Day coming right up, I had the challenge of making a masculine card. For me, with all of my cutesy Penny Black stamps, this was a difficult task. The question I asked myself was "What makes a card masculine?". My answer was to strip down most of the embellishments and just focus on a nice image. I had this ship in my stamp box and had never used it.
I started out using paper from the "Old World" mat stack by DCWV. I dry embossed a strip of black paper with my cuttlebug and used minimal stitching to frame the image. The image itself was stamped using a versafine ink pad and then heat embossed with a mixture of clear and holographic powders for shine and a hint of sparkle. I finished off the card with silver pearls.
The inside consists of a stamp that matches the ship. It simply states "We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust our sails."
I formated the inside to match the front.
This card is also for my Saturday Market so I tried to keep it simple and affordable. Let me know what you think!
Posted by Beautiful Greetings at 9:36 AM