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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A Masculine Card!!!!!

Hello everybody: I don't know about you but for me, masculine cards are really difficult to create. If you've been following my blog, you probably noticed that I love flowers and cute little critters and there is hardly ever a post with cards for men and teen boys.  But today the Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge has a gorgeous inspiration photo that just gave me the jump start to create this card then, to top my good luck,  I found the perfect sketch for it at the Retro Sketches challenge #211!!


This image is from Impression Obsession and it's called Ocracoke Island Lighthouse, it's just so beautiful. I stamped it onto Canson water color paper with Stazon Jet Black ink and colored with my SU markers and the aqua painter. I did a bit of masking for the sun and the lighthouse, the rest was quick and easy. The sentiment was stamped using the retired SU set called "Curly Cute" in Baked Brown Sugar ink. I die cut it with THIS Spellbinders die set.
I made a Sailor's Knot using THIS TUTORIAL, I just used 2 pieces of Hemp thread instead of one to give it a bit more bulk.  

This is one of the easiest knots and it really gives Nautical cards that really great detail.
The card base was stamped using the fabulous SU stamp set called The Open Sea, this is one of my most favorite sets for Masculine cards.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card, I used two of the other stamps in this set.
The sentiment is from another beautiful, retired SU set called "On the Grow".


Here are the banners that inspired my card.
This Lighthouse photo is truly beautiful.
SIP 44 Lighthouse Inspiration 800 


Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


18 comments:

  1. Oh my! Very handsome! If only I could say Ocracoke! Love this beautiful scene, light houses make the best Masculine Cards, love your sailor knot!!

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  2. Thanks Patti, I too think this images are the best for masculine cards. The SU set is also very beautiful and perfect for this types of cards. Did you try to make this knot? it only takes a little patience, it's so beautiful.

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    1. It is indeed Mary, thank you for stopping by.

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  4. Oh how pretty ! I have been to Ocracoke Island many times because it is here in N.C. ....all of that land up in that area was supposed to have been where Blackbeard the pirate harbored when he wasn`t out doing dastardly deeds . Perfect card for the guys ...lots of good fishing up in that area...especially Blue Fish .

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  5. Oh my gosh!! Sonny, that is just awesome, thank you for that information, I wanted to look it up but got busy with other stuff, so sweet of you to give us this facts.
    I'm saving this card for Father's Day, I think I only have 2 or 3, sheeesh!! need at least 3 more.

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  6. Beautiful card!! I love the Sailor's Knot!!! I need to try that. :) Thank you for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper!!

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    1. Thank you Lisa, I just loved the inspiration photo, it was perfect for this image.
      I hope you try to make this knot, it really adds to the nautical feel.

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  7. What a beautiful scene! Love that knot!

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    1. Thank you Bonnie, the knot is really beautiful and surprisingly simple to make.

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  8. Wow, that scene really is beautiful! It must have been great fun to color. Thanks for playing along this week at Stamp Ink Paper, Maria!

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    1. Thank you Sandy, it was indeed fun to color, lighthouses really make wonderful masculine cards.

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  9. Stunning masculine card Maria!! Beautiful coloring and that knot is awesome. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper :)

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    1. Thank you Gingin, I had fun coloring this image, the knot took a couple of tries but, once you get the hang of it, it goes really fast.

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  10. Awesome card Maria! I would have never known masculine cards were hard for you from the look your fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week!

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  11. Thanks for stopping by Tina, the difficulty with this types of cards is that I just don't know how much or how little embellishments to add, for this card, I had to go dig out this know tutorial to be able to recreate it.

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  12. What a great card, Maria! I love how you added the knot--what a fantastic touch! THanks so much for joining us at Stamp Ink Paper Challenge!

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    1. Thank you Dena, the inspiration photo is gorgeous, that gave me the direction I wanted to go with this card, the knot is really simple to make, hope the link to the tutorial helps you to give it a try.

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