I am one of the apparently few stampers who enjoy making masculine cards, so I couldn't turn down the challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week, which was to create a masculine project. Many years ago, when I first started stamping, I had the job of making birthday cards for all the people at work. Now working in the courier industry means it's a male-dominated environment, so most of the cards I made were masculine. I really enjoyed it but struggled to find time to make the cards, so I handed over the reins to my mum, who has been making a couple of hundred masculine cards a year for about 5 years now.
Anyway, enough yammering. This is my card for HSS119. I used the cool sketch at Just Add Ink. I stamped the log book image from The Open Sea all over the Crumb Cake layer, using Crumb Cake ink. For the main image; I inked the ship with markers and after I stamped it onto the Crumb Cake cardstock, I masked it then over-stamped with the globe image. Then every layer was distressed and sponged.
Products used (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated):
Stamps: The Open Sea
Cardstock: Early Espresso; Crumb Cake; Island Indigo
Ink: Crumb Cake; Island Indigo
Accessories: Early Espresso Marker; Circle Nestabilities; Sponges; Distressing Kit; Vintage Brads; 1/4" Circle Punch; Hemp Twine
Edited to add: This card was given an Honorable Mention at Just Add Ink, as well as being a Top Pick at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Thanks so much, guys!