Whoo-hooo!! It’s Friday again! Happy happy joy joy!
My card today is one of those elusive “masculine” cards. We all sort of have trouble with those, don’t we? We like flowers and embellishments and “pretty” colors, right? But, we don’t usually think of those things when we think of making a card for the dudes in our lives. So it’s happy that Stampin’ Up! listened and brought us the Best Catch stamp set – handily bundled with the great Catch of the Day Framelits. And – I added those elements to…Floral Romance Specialty DSP – and made a perfectly masculine card.
Take a look-see:
Whatcha think? 🙂
The layout for this one is from this week’s The Paper Players sketch challenge.
I think this card would work for Father’s Day or a birthday, so…I played along with the Watercolor Wednesday Challenge, too.
I started with some Floral Romance Specialty DSP in the pretty (er…handsome!) wood grain pattern and adhered it to a Mossy Meadow mat for the card front.
Then I used some of the leafy paper, matted on Mossy Meadow, for the next layer.
The final layer is a piece of Sahara Sand card stock, embossed in the Corrugated Dynamic TIEF and torn down to size, then adhered with Liquid Glue.
I used some Watercolor paper to create my grasses. First, with my Aqua Painter, I picked up ink from the lid of my Mossy Meadow ink pad and laid down some streaky color.
Then I cut two grasses with the die from the Catch of the Day Framelits. I also cut one from some Vellum card stock.
On another piece of Watercolor paper, I stamped the fish in Early Espresso ink and colored him with my Light Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends. I brushed some Clear Wink of Stella over his scales and cut him with his matching die from Catch of the Day.
I built up my collage, starting with one of the Watercolor grasses, then adding a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon – both adhered with Liquid Glue. Next, I added the fish with Stampin’ Dimensionals, then layered the Vellum and second watercolor grasses with Liquid Glue and Dimensionals.
The sentiment, from the Best Catch stamp set, I stamped in Mossy Meadow on more of the Wonderful Romance Specialty DSP. Over the top, I added the lure image in Crumb Cake, then I cut it with a Rectangle Stitched Framelit die and popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals. And that was it for the card front
On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Best Catch in Mossy Meadow to a Very Vanilla panel. Next to it, using my Stamparatus, I added the fly fisherman image in Crumb Cake ink.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Mossy Meadow mat and into my Sahara Sand card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another Crumb Cake fisherman on the front…
…and I gave the envelope flap a little more woodsy paper from Floral Romance and a Crumb Cake lure.
Et Voila! Not gonna fib ya – I love how this one turned out! Love the images in the Best Catch bundle and being able to cut them so easy with the Catch of the Day Framelits – plus the wonderful grasses…love love love! Hope you like!
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Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Sahara Sand Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 2″ x 3 3/4″ (Corrugated panel)
Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 4 5/8″ (mat for small DSP panel)
Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)
Vellum Card Stock: Catch of the Day die cut grasses
Wonderful Romance DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2″ x 4 1/2″ (small DSP panel); 1″ x 2 3/8″ Rectangle Stitched die cut (sentiment)
Watercolor Paper: Catch of the Day die cut fish and grasses
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Finn Fan Fix
GREAT card Mary 😊 Perfect masculine card. Love your layering and everything else about it.