Sunday, May 19, 2013

By the Tide for The Paper Players

Greetings, Stampers! Hooray for Sunday and another Paper Players challenge! This week Ann has a theme challenge for us, to make a clean and simple masculine card. There are lots of men in my family and I love making masculine cards. This challenge came at the perfect time, too, because my hubby's birthday is this month.

Hubby loves the sea and all things nautical so I thought the By the Tide stamp set would be perfect for his card. Though there's a lot of detail in this card, it was super simple to make, no Big Shot or punches required. The gorgeous map background paper comes from the Fan Fair DSP stack, and it's so pretty I almost wanted to leave it as a card unto itself! The sentiment is from the Family Reunion stamp set, which is retiring at the end of this month.

For the background behind the fish, I first stamped using a clear block and Crumb Cake ink. I stamped over it with the coral image in More Mustard. Then I sponged both that layer and the DSP layer with some Island Indigo ink. The fish was stamped in Island Indigo and then sponged with a little More Mustard ink.

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: By the Tide, Family Reunion
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Island Indigo
Designer Series Paper: Fan Fair
Ink Pads: Island Indigo, More Mustard, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Regals Brads, Linen Thread

We hope you'll share your masculine creation and  play along with us at The Paper Players!

Have an awesome day! Inky hugs!


Amy O said...

I love this Sandy! This dsp is perfect for this stamp. Another one that would be good would be the Epic Day This and That dsp, which also has a map pattern (I thought you needed more enabling for this dsp - :)). Just kidding! I love the torn edge and the linen thread. Great card!

Nance Leedy said...

This is fantastic, Sandy. Such a great guy card. Love the colors and adore the clear block stamped behind the coral. It really adds dimension. Great details in the torn edge, brad and thread--just the perfect amount for a guy card. Fabulous!

LeAnne said...

I loved this card the moment I saw it in the gallery...couldn't wait to comment! Such a great DP to use with this image and the colors are muted, so they are great for a masculine card. Awesome creation!

Justin said...

What a great pairing of the DSP and the stamp! Your fish looks amazing! :-)

Unknown said...

Such a lovely card! Your cards are all beautiful! Love all your layering with stamps and the little added touches (ripped paper, string, brads) -- really adds tons to the card. Your husband will LOVE it!