August 10, 2010

CPS #179


Hi folks! Just a quick post today to share a birthday card I made for my Dad, and a reminder that this is the last day to comment on this post for your chance to win a fun prize package! I'll pick a random winner at midnight EST and announce it here.

For my Dad's card, I wanted to use the sailboat from PTI's Masculine Motifs. I used this week's sketch from CPS.


This one is pretty straight forward. I stamped the sailboat once with Enchanted Evening, then again without re-inking. I inked it up one more time and stamped off, then stamped the image on the other side. The white cardstock panel was impressed with the Linen & Canvas impression plate and sponged lightly with Enchanted Evening ink.

For the water, I didn't have a wave border punch so pulled I out one of my favorite Fiskars border punches to make strips for the water. I sponged them with white ink for a little more depth.


Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Enchanted Evening, white), Bazzill (kraft)
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Masculine Motifs)
Ink: Papertrey Ink (Enchanted Evening), Jo-Ann (white)
Tools: Papertrey Ink (Linen & Canvas impression plate), Fiskars (border punch), EK Success (corner rounder)

I finished off the inside with another white cardstock panel stamped with one sailboat and sponged lightly with Enchanted Evening ink. One more punched strip and a stamped sentiment, and I call it done. I felt like this card was missing something, but I wanted to keep the clean, masculine look so I decided to leave well enough alone.


We're off on another whale watch today to escape the heat! My hubby's been working on the boat most days so the kids will be excited to spend the afternoon with him.

Thanks for stopping by today!

13 comments:

Marisa said...

Love the waves you created for the sea. Great masculine card :D

Lindsay said...

Very fun card Christina! I love the use of that scallop punch!

Dana said...

Simply stunning! I love the punch layers for waves...clever.

Karen B. said...

What a creative and very unique way to use that punch. Fantastic! Great masculine card.

Daniela Hendea {PurpleD} said...

I loooove how you made the waves! Very ingenious!

Diane Jaquay said...

What a fabulously creative way to make your waves! I love that boat image, and your card is wonderful!

Nance said...

Love the colors, love the stamp but those punched waves are soooo clever! And the white sponging is a fantastic addition. Also love how you staggered the punch strips--makes it look even more wave-y!

Anika said...

So clever! Your waves are awesome! Looks great!

Lea L. said...

This is very pretty! I love how you've done the waves! Thanks for joining us at CPS this week!!

♥♥♥Lea

Shelley Germann said...

What a beautiful way to make waves! You always have such special touches to your cards!

Maria said...

Great bday card for your Dad! Great waves...so cute!

Ayana Posadas said...

I just love the way you made the waves for this card! So very creative! :)

Jenny said...

Very nice and creative, love it :) :) :) :) :)

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