Welcome to day six of my Sneak Peek Week! I must say, this week has kept me quite busy! But I have been having a fabulous time trying out all my new goodies from the Stampin' Up Spring Catalog. Today I thought I'd feature something a little more masculine, so I decided on my new favorite for masculine projects, the By the Tide Stamp Set.
The color scheme was provided by the ColorQ Challenge for this week. The colors are perfect for a holiday card, but I thought I'd go a different way with them. As it turns out, they are also perfect for a nautically inspired card. I didn't have Sage Shadow, though, so I substituted the closest color I had, Pool Party. I hope it will do!
I knew I wanted to stamp collage-style, and the layout from Freshly Made Sketches was just perfect. The large field gave me plenty of room to spread around all the cool images from my new stamp set.
Lesley Croghan has a fun new blog challenge called Seize the Birthday, and this first challenge is a Linky Party. What fun! I have around ten birthday cards to make for January so I may be a frequent flyer for a while!
I realize that since my lobster is bright red, it indicates he's been cooked and no longer swimming around with the other fishies. However, I was aiming for a masculine card and the task of cooking lobster is delegated to the men in my house as the process makes me squeamish. That's how I thought this through. Scary, huh?
The base of the card is Always Artichoke. I stamped images in the same color, stamped off once, for a subtle background. You'll see that the main panel is distressed on the edges, and that was accomplished with the new Stampin' Distress Tool. Love it! Now I can put the steak knife away, much to the relief of my hubby. I think what goes on in my crafty space frightens him sometimes! A little piece of Natural Trim Ribbon is in keeping with the sketch challenge and adds a little texture.
Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: By the Tide, French Foliage, Petite Pairs
Card Stock: Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade
Ink Pads: Always Artichoke, Pool Party, Real Red, Lucky Limeade
Tools: 1 1/4" Circle and ! 3/8" Circle Punches, Stampin' Distress Tool
Accessories: Natural Trim Ribbon
The last day of Sneak Peek Week is tomorrow; don't miss it!