Thursday, May 12, 2016


Hello All,

For today I am playing along with IN(K)spire_me, The Male Room, and Fab Friday. Here is my card for today, enjoy!

This card is all about texture using materials, distressing, and dimensional adhesive.
Stamped the ship and then added color using my aqua pen and ink pads.

I stamped Gorgeous Grunge in the background using brown ink and then stamped it again using bleach.
Color, Grunge, and has a definite nautical feel.
Perfect for Father's Day! 
Details showing the focal image. I felt the rope would be the perfect embellishment for this masculine card. Using all sorts of SU stamp sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Hardwood Stamp, Sentiment (not sure what the set name), and Open Seas.

Challenges Entered:
IN(K)spire_me: Challenge #248
Fab Friday: FabFri86- color challenge
The Male Room: TMR#35- Transport and DT Call
Please consider my application for your Design Team.    

Garage sale signs are probably going up faster then the tulips. And today was no exception. But today I found a garage sale with a huge sign saying 'Stamp Sale'.. My head turned so quickly that I had to turn around to see if my eyes were deceiving me. And readers, it was they weren't. Deals galore! Now I know what a kid in a candy store actually feels like! 

Thank you again for stopping by my little byte of the internet. I am going to bed and probably dream about candy! Yummmm... I hope you enjoyed your visit and if you aren't already a follower I would like to invite you to be my stalker.... I mean follower.  Take care and Happy Crafting!!

All the best,


Anonymous said...

What a great masculine card! Love the nautic theme and the rope. I am sure my husband would be impressed by it. ;-) Thanks for joining us at Inkspire me! Marion

Andrea und Annemarie said...

Wow, this father's day card is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at IN{K}SPIRE_me this week! ~ Annemarie

Petra Swart said...

What a beautiful nautical card, Shawna ...and for sure that little piece of rope is just perfect to add that little something extra to make your card really special!!!!! Such a lovely FD card, my friend!!!!
Have a great day!!!

Amanda Mertz said...

Beautiful nautical themed card! I love all the details, the rope, anchor, and the "water" splashed in the background. Well done! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Mac Mable said...

Such gorgeous well balance elements to this card. Again good luck with the DT call at the male room...I am packed and ready to go on my holidays...away until the 31st May so will check in again on my return x

Heather said...

I love this set - and I love your use of distressing techniques to make it sing! Especially the bleach stamping, always such a neat effect! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

Brenda Myers said...

Very nice card!! I love the grunginess (is that a word??)!! The splashes are cool!! Thank you for joining us at Fab Friday!!

Brian King said...

Beautiful card, Shawna! I love the texture you've created - great use of these colors. Thank you so much for playing along with this FabFriday color challenge.

Anonymous said...

I love this card - everything I like united :)
Thanks so much for joining us at In{k}spire_me!
All the best, Christine

Monika Reeck said...

Love this
So manly adorable and the color combo is perfecto..
Real manly card
Now you remind me to make one transport card thanks sweety..
Luv to walk around your blog now time to work..
Off to my job hehe ;)

Deborah Frings said...

Wow! Love the old sailing ship image and the super colours. So much texture with the torn edges and the thread. Great for the theme. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Male Room, Deborah. DT.

PS Hope you had a good result at the garage sale!

Rocky said...

Gorgeous and perfect for Fathers Day. So much lovely texture and that colouring is great. Thank you for joining us at TMR, see you again soon.

Louise van Vuren said...

I like all the details on this card, all your elements go perfectly together and it's a great Fathers Day card. Thanks for joining us in TMR again
Louise xx

Mac Mable said...

Congratulations on the win (again) over at The Male Room, one very talented lady...Good luck with the DT call you absolutely so deserve it x I'm back from a wonderful peaceful and relaxing holiday, missed all the wonderful inspiration on your blog x

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