Happy Mother's Day! It's time for The Paper Players monthly color challenge. And to get you inspired to begin creating those masculine cards which you may need for graduation and Father's Day, we have the following trio of colors:
Of course, we want you to feel free to add a neutral of your choice. You don't have these exact colors? Substitute! At The Paper Players we want you to have fun! And do you want to know a little secret? I mistakenly grabbed Marina Mist instead of Not Quite Navy ink. I didn't catch the mistake until after the background was completed. Duh! So...I substituted Marina Mist! After posting several cards that were not distressed, I pulled out all the stops in creating this masculine nautical card. Enjoy "The Perfect Adventure with The Paper Players"!
The Stampin' Schach Stampin' Tips:
- Random Stamping! Creating your own background is always an option. I inked the "Compass" from The Open Sea stamp set in Cherry Cobbler, the "Anchor" with Marina Mist, and the "Ship" with Early Espresso, and randomly stamped onto Naturals Ivory card stock. It was then zipped through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
- A Distressing Situation! To create the distressed look, I used the Seven Sided Tool from the Cutter Kit on most of the edges. They were then distressed using Soft Suede ink and a Sponge Dauber. Finally, everything was given a liberal spritzing using the Color Spritzer Tool and a Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker.
- Finishing Touches! Hemp Twine adds a decidedly masculine and nautical touch. Even a bow works on a masculine card when popped up through an Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelet. The Spiral Border Punch, used on the edge of the "Ship's Manifest", makes it appear as if it was just ripped from the log book.
- The Perfect Adventure! The sentiment "Everyday is the perfect adventure" from the On the Grow stamp set was selectively inked with an Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker. "The perfect adventure" was stamped onto Naturals Ivory card stock and then punched out with the Word Window Punch. A single Basic Pearl accents one end, and fits with the nautical theme.
I hope you enjoyed today's primitive masculine card! Let me know what you think by leaving me a comment. And remember, I always love to share the "how-to's" with you. So if you ever have a question about the cards that I create or the techniques that I use, I am only an email away. Now, I am off to enjoy a wonderful day with the Twins. And since Brady is preparing for finals, I will celebrate Mother's Day with him next weekend. Until next time...
Stamp Sets: The Open Sea (W 123030, C 123032), On the Grow (W 123075, C 123077), French Foliage Waterspots (2010 Holiday Mini); Inks: Cherry Cobbler (119669), Marina Mist (119668), Early Espresso (119670), Soft Suede (115657), Soft Suede Stampin' Write Marker (120973); Designer Series Paper: Nautical Expedition (122343); Card Stock: Naturals Ivory (101849), Early Espresso (119686), Not Quite Navy (100867); Tools: Big Shot (113439), Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (119976), Cutter Kit (106958), Color Spritzer Tool (107066), Paper Snips (103579), Crop-a-Dile (108362), Spiral Border Punch (119872), Word Window Punch (119857), Sponge Daubers (102892); Glitz and Glam: Hemp Twine (100982), Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelet (108431), Basic Pearls (119247)