Monday, November 3, 2014

Manly Monday Open Seas

Hi everyone. Welcome back to Manly Monday late edition. I took a fall on Monday and was forced to go to bed instead of doing my post. I'm OK. I just tripped over the dog and he's OK too. So I have 4 manly cards to share from blogland and I hope you will stop by their blogs and leave them a comment. Who doesn't love comments I always say. Have fun and check out my card at the bottom when you are finished.

For my card:
I love the Open Seas stamp set by Stampin Up for manly cards. I made one here Open Seas for a Manly Monday post a few months back and wanted to share the other one I made at the same time. 

I cut the sentiment out using my Cricut. In fact it was a left over from the previous year's calendar making that I do for family. It was the backside of a patterned paper that was very old and I inked the edges. The frame is stamped and heat embossed with the ledger stamp in the set. The ink is Versa Mark and the gold embossing powder by Stamp N Plus. The card base is by Recollections and I've distressed the edges with distress ink by Ranger and sprayed it with water. The boat image was stamped with Versa Color ink and after it dried I die cut it out with a Design Objectives die cut and inked the inside with distress ink before taking the paper out of the die. Then I put all the pieces together to make my card. 

Thanks for looking.

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  1. A wonderful masculine design, Cindy. It is perfect for our 18th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
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  2. what a great card! Hope you are feeling better now

  3. Hi Cindy,
    fabulous card for male.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Masculine and
    Penny Black and more;-))m

  4. Nice card for a male. I like the softness of the colors, and the anchor, nicely done. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenge at One Crazy Stamper.

    Leanne DT
    One Crazy Stamper

  5. Great card. Perfect one for those men in our lives. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenges.


  6. What a great card for a guy-love the Cricut sentiment, and that stamped ship! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!

  7. Fab male card
    Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything goes challenge #11
    Good luck
    Gemma xx

  8. This is simply adorable! Love the colors and layout! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.
    Tina - DT

  9. Fabulous masculine card!

    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays... hope to see you at our next challenge..

    Sandy S

  10. What a great card! Love the sentiment!
    Thanks for sharing and joining us at Crafty Catz!
    Hugs Annette GDT

  11. Hi, me again! And I still like your card alot :)
    This time I want to thank you for sharing and joining us at ABC Challenge!
    Hugs Annette

  12. Fab creation, love the image. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge. Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  13. Fabulous card for a man, love the sentiment and the image.Thanks for joining in with the Sisters of Craft Challenge, good luck ! Best Wishes, Anne DT x

  14. this is a great masculine card; i love the sentiment as it's perfect with the image. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.

  15. I love the vintage colours and a great card for many 'manly' occasions. Thank you for joining our Anything Goes with Distressing Challenge OSAAT and Good Luck.

  16. Lovely card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Masculine' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

  17. Awesome masculine beauty. Eye Catching beauty the image is simply fab. Thanks for joining in on the fun over at The Sentimental Sundays. We look forward to seeing you again.

  18. This is so lovely! The stamped image is beautiful and your die cuts and background paper look great together! Thanks so much for joining us at FCCB!

  19. awesome project .. love the vintage colour... thank you for sharing your talent with us at Art by Mi Ran Challenge #18... good luck ;)



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