This is my second post today. Scroll down to see the birthday card I made for my little niece.
My dad is turning 80 next week - and a young-looking 80 he is! Many years ago he came to pick me up after school one day and one of my friends asked if he was my brother! At that time, I would have been about 12 and he would have been in his 40's! I can only hope I age as well as my parents!
The card I made for him uses The Open Sea and I've used a few challenges - the sketch challenge at Paper Craft Crew Challenges; the inspiration photo at Just Add Ink, which I interpreted as neutrals with a little pop of color; and the Creative Crew challenge to make a masculine card - preferably using a non-masculine set. Well, I made the masculine card, but I used a pretty masculine set to make it, so maybe I only get half a point for this one LOL.
I used Nautical Expedition DSP, distressed and sponged with Crumb Cake ink then layered onto Early Espresso cardstock, which was also distressed and sponged.
I inked up the ship using markers, then after stamping, I masked the ship and stamped the globe in Crumb Cake ink. I also distressed and sponged this layer. The "80" was die cut and sponged with Cherry Cobbler ink. Linen thread; neutrals brads and a Naturals Designer Button finish of the card.
Thanks for looking.
Products used (all Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: The Open Sea
Cardstock: Early Espresso; Very Vanilla; Cherry Cobbler; Nautical Expedition DSP
Ink: Crumb Cake; Early Espresso; Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Linen Thread; Naturals Designer Button; Neutrals Brads; Timeless Type Sizzlets; Sponge; Distressing Tool
Edited to Add: This card was chosen as a Featured Artisan card at Paper Craft Crew this week.