Monday, June 7, 2010
JustRite Stamps is having a challenge called "Let's hear it for the Boys". The challenge is to make a card or other project using the "By the Sea" stamp set or any other masculine JustRite stamp set. You can read about it on the JustRite blog here.
The background paper on my card is from the Basic Grey "Max & Whiskers" paper pad I received from Joan's Gardens. It was framed with a piece of brown card stock. The mesh trim was purchased from Gina K Designs. It was attached to the back of the dp with ScorTape.
I just recently received the "By the Sea" stamp set from JustRite and have been anxious to use it. There are four great scenes in this set as well as four borders. I stamped the lighthouse using black Memento ink then used sponge daubers to color the sky with yellow and apricot inks. The lighthouse and water were colored using Copic markers. I cut around the design using scissors then used a brown marker to color the cut edge. The border was stamped using Vivid brown ink and was cut out using a Nestie. A sponge dauber was used to add brown ink around the edges. The design was attached with dimensional tape to the border.
I had some light pink and blue button sea shells. I wanted to add them to the mesh so colored them with a Copic marker to make them look more realistic. They turned out exactly the way I wanted. I added some Stickles glitter to the light rays from the lighthouse. When it dried I scraped off most of it so it just left a shine. I also added some diamond Stickles to the waves. Two Cuttlebug corner borders were added to complete the card.
This is going to be my husband's Father's Day card.