Friday, June 10, 2011

Masculine Sail Away

  Here is the second project my stamping ladies did for our May get together.  Coming up on Father's Day we all need some masculine cards on hand.  I really love the simplicity of the single image stamp Sail Away in the Summer mini catalog and decided to combine it with the Nautical Expedition DSP.  This is a pretty easy card with some great details.

  The base of this card is Not Quite Navy, a color which I don't use nearly often enough.  Then I layered a piece of the red striped Nautical Expedition DSP on the base.  For the image panel the sailboat is stamped in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla.  I then stamped the sailboat again onto Whisper White and cut out the sails and adhered them onto the Very Vanilla panel.  Does it look so cool with the sails being the crisp white?  I also colored in the little flag at the top of the mast with my Cherry Cobbler marker.  This panel is mounted on a piece of Early Espresso cardstock.

  I used the Cropadile to punch a hole in the corner of the image panel and then set one of the jumbo brads also using the Cropadile.  What guys doesn't like a little bit of hardware??  I looped a length of Cherry Cobbler baker's twine (I think my most favorite item in the Summer Mini) through the jumbo brad and around a few times tying it off in the front.  The sailboat is adhered with dimensionals to the base.

   Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Sail Away

Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler (marker)

Paper: Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Nautical Expedition DSP

Accessories: jumbo brad, Cropadile, dimensionals, Cherry Cobbler baker's twine


  1. Beautiful card, Amanda! Masculine and sympathy are the most difficult for me - you nailed this one! Thanks for sharing - may have to CASE this for my June class! Hugs...

  2. I love this card, it's always awkward coming up with man cards and this is great with its clean lines and simple embellishment.
    So...I hope you don't mind that I've borrowed your layout for a card I was struggling with last night. It's much more girly, but uses the same sketch, I've put it up on my blog and linked back to you, hope that's ok.
    helen xxx

  3. Perfect masculine card! I like the little details that you added.


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