Monday, August 11, 2014

Manly Monday Open Sea

Welcome back to the late edition of Manly Monday. I have a fabulous line up for tonight. Three of them are using my favorite company's images; Kenny K. Click on the blog title and check them out.

Great work ladies. Thank you for letting me share your talent.

My card was created with the Stampin Up set Open Sea. I acquired the frame from a friend getting rid of her stuff and decided to turn blah plain white into a colored window out to sea. I heat embossed the ledger type stamp in the set with Versa Mark ink and Ranger copper embossing powder. Then I used distress ink and an ink blender to make the frame brown. The boat is stamped with black Hero Arts ink onto watercolor paper. I then used  a light blue distress ink combination for the sky, such as Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky, and for the water I used Broken China. 

The card base is by Recollections and I inked the edges with more distress ink. {I love distress ink-can you tell?} The sentiment is cut from my Cricut and the cartridge Life's a Beach. I then painted it the different shades of color with a mixture of powdered chalk and paint both by Stamp N Plus.

That's it for today's card. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges: Embossing {Wet} Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes Pink - Seaside/Nautical Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes Masculine card
Runner up at Perfectly Rustics Embossing Powder Anything goes


  1. Some fantastic male cards there, thanks for even more inspiration to make some other male cards.

  2. Thank you so much for putting my son's card on your blog. I also love your male card, especially that stamp. Michelle x

  3. This masculine card is stunning. Love the colors and your design. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  4. Wow Cindy that background is amazing-thank you for joining us at Perfectly Rustics Masculine Challenge

    Cathie DT Member

  5. Wonderful card, great background, thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetsh Challenge this week

  6. Oh, how nautical! lol LOVE the theme! Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    FCB CT Coordinator

  7. Love the embossed background. Great male card. Thanks for highlighting me too last time. Thanks for sharing with the Squirrel and the Fox.

  8. This is gorgeous. I love the image and the embossed background looks amazing.
    Thank you for taking part in a Gem of a Challenge.
    Sue xx

  9. Fabulous card for the boys. Great image and background. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  10. Adorable design. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafting from the Heart - good luck!

  11. Hello there clever lady! WOW i'm with Cathie, that background is totally awesome and your male card is really fabulous!! Thanks heaps for joining us at Perfectly Rustics!
    SMiles SHarnee :)

  12. Super awesome card! I love blue and brown color combo and anything related with sea. Stunning work with embossing and with coloring. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful card with us at Sparkle N Sprinkle. I hope you'll join with us again.
    Eret x

  13. Love this card, especially the background you have created. Awesome stamp set, I have this one as well. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

  14. Lovely creation hun - TFS with us over @ Eclectic Ellapu this month.
    Elaine aka Ellapu


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