Sunday, May 31, 2015

Seashore Father's Day

Today I have one card that I am entering in three challenges. With Fathers Day right around the corner it gives us crafters time to work on some masculine cards. So, the challenges I playing along with are Color Throwdown, Freshly Made Sketches, and the Mod Squad Challenge Blog.  All these blogs had such great ideas I could have done more cards with each challenge but decided to meld them into one card.

Sending my card off to:
Mod Squad Challenge Blog: Masculine
Freshly Made Sketches: FMS188
Color Throwdown: ctd344

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And here is my card! I hope you enjoy it!

The power of three is what Freshly Made Sketches
did for their challenge. I decided to something masculine
and a bit over scaled.
The gray ombre sky gives the card a
more nautical feel vs. blue.
 A close up of my trio being true to the
Color Throwdown color scheme. 
I really like the way this card turned out. The gray ombre is probably my favorite part because it has the feel of a ships dock. The magic of masking allowed all three elements to be on the trimmed layer. Plus the wood texture is also on the same trimmed layer.  At first, the Color Throwdown challenge seemed like it wouldn't work for a masculine card because of the pinkish coral color. However, when I saw this seashell I knew that color was right up this cards alley.

So this is how I did it.

  1. Cut and scored my CS base to A2 size. Set aside..
  2. Trimmed another piece of CS an 1/8" smaller.
  3. Took the trimmed piece of CS and then partial die-cut a rectangle.
  4. Stamped the ship on the trimmed piece of CS. 
  5. Stamped the ship again on Post-It note then fussy cut to create mask. Applied to the card.
  6. Stamped the shell
  7. Repeated step 5 using the shell stamp. Applied to card.
  8. Stamped the plant twice inking up the stamp and thumping on the darker color green.
  9. with all the masks still in place I stamped the wood grain then removed masks.
  10. Sketched around the edges where I will be fussy cutting and then cut around the images.
  11. Colored all the images and wood grain per the Color Throwdown challenge plus some dk neutrals.
  12. Stamped sentiment on dk. brown CS with VersaMark Ink then heat set white. Cut into a strip and added it to the trimmed card.
  13. Traced the outline of the scene on original CS then sponged gray ink to fade out on the top (ombre).
  14. Adhered trimmed CS base to original base.
This card was a bit complicated to make but wow what a result! Like I said at the start of this post all three challenges just worked so perfectly with this design.

Well that is all for me tonight; I hope you enjoyed your stay and we will see you soon. Don't forget to please leave a comment good, great, or otherwise. I like to hear what you have to say!

All the best,


Dawn T said...

A beautifully made card Shawna. For some reason I struggle with masculine cards but this one is great. You nailed it!

Monika Reeck said...

Dear Shawna I got your email
many thanks
so kind of you
but I have no chance to answer I am sorryyy :(
Your card is STUNNING again
really manly and I love all concept in here
See you soon again on the Blogland
Hugs, Monika (hurry cause my boss come hehe)

Monika Reeck said...

wooww I just read it is a one layer card...STUNNINGGGGG
I was thinking you fussy cut the shea shell and etc wooooww
A winning card again Shawna
I LOVE THIS!!! For Sure

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful Father's Day card....I love the nautical theme with the ship and the sea shell...beautiful use of the CTD colors!!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

Joyce Erb said...

Love the theme and images. Really grear guy or card. Thanks for taking the challenge with us at the <a href="”>Mod Squad Challenge</a>If you’ve haven't become a follower yet, please do so as soon as you can. To be a winner, one must be a follower. If you already follow us, thanks!

Amy O said...

This is such a work of art! This is a card to be treasured. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Bonnie said...

Wow! This is a great example of masking that is all the rage right now! I love the nautical theme and the beautiful ship! Thanks for you kind comment and thinking of me. It's always nice to know that positive thoughts are being sent my way! xoxo

Vickie Z said...

Wonderful masculine card!! Love the masking and gray sky!! Thxs for joining us at CTD!!

Jen Timko said...

Beautiful work on this! Your details are stunning. So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Nance said...

Really nice masculine card! We did use the same stamp! lol I like what you did with it, coloring it in and fussy cutting. Thanks for visiting my blog!

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