Monday, June 7, 2010

By The Sea


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. 

15 comments:

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is fantastic Selma! LOVE the netting and the seashells! What a wonderful Father's Day card! You are such a talented lady! I was thrilled to work with you first hand and hope to do it again some day! Happy day to you!

Olga said...

This is totally awesome!!! I love the image yes, but all the details, OH MT STARS!

Anonymous said...

super cool guy card

Mary G. said...

Selma, this is fabulous! LOVE that mesh and the image is wonderful!!! TFS!!!

Stampin' Pam said...

WONDERFUL Selma - love it with the netting - I used By the Sea also - isn't it a GREAT set?? Im' SO glad we stopped by and received this wonderful set.

redwasher1 said...

Wow! Selma, this too beautiful for words Your DH is going to love it!!! I must get some of these stamps!!

Making Cards With Crafty Sue said...

Beautiful card Selma and love that stamp

thanks for sharing

CraftinGranny said...

OMG Selma, this is just so beautiful and stunning with all of the details. Your coloring and layout are truly genius. Your hubby is really gonna love it!!!
"Hugs" Carol

Janet said...

Superb card! The use of the mesh and the shell buttons really adds a lot to its atmosphere and authenticity!

Janet xx

Patti said...

Very cool Selma! Love the netting... genius!

Joan Fricker said...

Selma,
This card is fantastic. I love your color combinationi and the netting and buttons add so much interest. Good choice of colors and paper. Great job!

JudyI St. Louis MO said...

Selma, that is a gorgeous card. Your husband's sure to love it. I had not thought about turning the "count the waves" border that way. Great idea. I love the "By the Sea" set. Looks like a challenge winner to me. Good Luck! TFS.

Jerri Jimenez said...

A fabulous card Selma, your husband will love it!! The shells are perfect, the Copics did a wonderful job with the colors.

Tanya said...

so pretty, love the net and your coloring is gorgeous

Sharon Harnist said...

Fabulous card ... love all the great details! Thanks for playing in JustRite's challenge!

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