Friday, August 12, 2016
The Bounty Ship - Masculine birthday card
Well, it's been been ages since I made a card due to our family medical issues but thankfully, everything is looking very positive now and we can move forward - and I can start creating again as I am back to just caring for just one family member instead of two. It was actually really hard to start cardmaking again and initially, I felt really frustrated - but I had a deadline as it was my husband's birthday yesterday so I persevered and this is what I came up with:
This is also my card for the following Challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes
Splitcoaststampers - Free for All Friday - F4A337 - Think Cool
Splitcoaststampers - Ways to Use It - WT588 - Make it Masculine
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - August - Anything Goes
The main image is one of the first stamps I ever bought so probably dates to somewhere around 2008 and is the Bounty ship by Stamperoo (an Australian stamp company). I haven't heard of Stamperoo for a really long time so I doubt you would be able to find it anywhere - however, you could substitute Stampin' Up's The Open Sea as there is an old ship in that set.
I stamped the ship using Ranger Archival Potting Soil ink onto Distress watercolour cardstock and didn't do any colouring other than the red flag at the top which was coloured with a Festive Berries Distress marker. I used Ranger Distress inks for the sky: Hickory Smoke, Pumice Stone and Stormy Sky - and Faded Jeans, Evergreen Bough, Iced Spruce and Stormy Sky for the sea. I used a round ink-blending tool to add Antique Linen around the edges of the image panel to make it look older.
Here is a close-up:
All the designer papers are by Kaisercraft from their Coastal Escape pad. This is one of my favourite all-time releases as I love the colours and designs. All the papers and cardstock have been edged with Antique Linen.
I used my Lifestyle Nesting Circle dies to diecut the porthole from the woodgrain designer paper then cut multiple portholes from scrap teal-coloured cardstock so I could layer them up to give the porthole some depth. I glued them together with Tombow Mono Multi glue and once dry, poked holes with a paper piercer and added the antique copper brads.
The side panel kraft cardstock was punched using a Fiskars Threading Water border punch which is one of my all-time favourite punches for masculine cards. I added a score line using a Martha Stewart Scoring board then butted the anchor paper up against that line. I added the Jute Ribbon, added Fray Stop to the cut edges to stop them from fraying, then popped the panel up on dimensionals. I tied on the anchor charm using some string.
The sentiment is by WPlus9 - Basic Banners - and was stamped with my Misti using Versamark Watermark ink and heat-set using Copper embossing powder. I diecut the sentiment using a Spellbinder Labels Trio die then popped the panel up on dimensionals.
All the layers have been trimmed to 1/8" using my Perfect Layers Tools.
Once I finished the card front, I attached it to a white cardstock base. Finished size is 140mm x 140mm or around 5-1/2" x 5-1/2".
Thanks for visiting my blog today. It feels so good to be able to create again: I missed it so much and I can't wait to share my next creation with you!
Stamps: Stamperoo - The Bounty Ship - D1-700 (retired), Sentiment - WPlus9 - Basic Banners
Ink: Distress - Antique Linen, Evergreen Bough, Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Iced Spruce, Hickory Smoke, Pumice Stone, Ranger Archival Potting Soil, Versamark Watermark
Designer Paper: Kaisercraft Coastal Escape 6" x 6" pad
Accessories: #2 round paintbrush, Ranger round ink-blending tool, Couture Creations non-stick craft mat, dimensionals, doublesided tape, Tombow Mono Multi glue, antique copper brads (stash), Perfect Layers Tools, heat-gun, SU powder tool, Copper embossing powder (brand unknown), Ranger Festive Berries Distress marker, Misti, paper piercer, Big Shot, Martha Stewart scoring board, Jute ribbon - Franceville (KMart Australia), string (stash), anchor charm (stash), Cardstock - kraft, white, teal, Ranger Distress watercolour
Dies: Lifestyle Nesting Circles, Spellbinder Labels Trio S3-147
Punches: Fiskars Threading Water border