Wednesday, June 20, 2012

For Someone Special

As much as I love to design feminine cards, I do have three grandsons and they all have birthdays coming up soon, so I need to create three cards appropriate for them.  I have these Marianne Design Dies from Joan's Gardens that are perfect for a card for one of my grandsons.  The sail boat is one from the Marianne Design (LR0199) die set.  There are two boats in this set.  The lighthouse is a new die Marianne Design (LR0321).  I wasn't quiet sure how I could build a scene out on the ocean with just the dies, so I used a Heartfelt Creations stamp for my background.  I believe this particular stamp has been discontinued but there are other Heartfelt Creations lighthouse stamps you can get.  The scene was colored with Distress Markers.   I placed the die cut lighthouse over the stamped one which gives it added dimension.  When you die cut this lighthouse, it cuts out some of the areas so I die cut it twice so I could insert the red strips on the base of it.  Distress Markers were used to color the top portion. 

Some clouds were part of the stamped image, then I used a cloud stencil to sponge on a blue sky creating more clouds.  The sail boat was colored using Distress Markers.  Both the lighthouse and sailboat were lightly sponged with Tea Dye Distress Ink to tone down the white.  I used a black marker to add some additional "waves" in the ocean.  To give the water some "white caps" I used a new product I am really in love with. You can purchase it from Joan.   It is called "Copic  Opaque White".  It is a thick white liquid that you add with a paint brush.  It is truly opaque.  I can imagine a lot of things I will be using this new product on -- especially when it comes time to design Christmas cards.  I'm sure this is another product you will love having in your supplies.    The pretty sentiment is from another new stamp set from Joan's Gardens.  It is a "Tina Wenke" clear stamp set called "With Love".  

Tomorrow it will be time for a new Challenge at Joan's Gardens.  We have a fun challenge for you so hope you will come back to see what we have planned for you.

All the products I use can be purchased from Joan's Gardens

Marianne Design (LR0199) sail boat
Marianne Design (LR0321) lighthouse
Distress Markers
Distress Inks
Copic Opaque White
Tina Wenke "With Love" sentiments (set of 5 sentiments)
Heartfelt Creations lighthouse stamp
Cloud Stencil



Diane said...

Wow, Selma, this is an awesome card! So much detail and it look slike you could frame it! I love it!!

Chrissy said...

Fantastic male card Selma, gorgeous colouring..


Sheila - Ginger said...

Oh wonderful card Selma! Love how you have set the scene with the stamped image then added the lighthouse and the boat. Great idea.

Love Sheila xx

Rita said...

How beautiful Selma. I bet they will adore their cards. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

Francie (Montreal) said...

Thank you for showing us your beautiful man card. The receipient is going to love it. Great colouring.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is fabulous (and no flowers! yikes!). Just an absolutely beautiful scene ... perfectly masculine! Another work of art ... thanks for sharing!!

The Other Patti Sue said...

You certainly are multi talented! GREAT card!

Sandy said...

Wonderful scene - really wonderful Selma. Oh I have so much catching up to do. I am always a day late and a dollar short!

Paula Huiras said...

Really nice! Love those clouds..


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