Friday, August 12, 2016

The Bounty Ship - Masculine birthday card

Hi everyone,

Well, it's been been ages since I made a card due to our family medical issues but thankfully, everything is looking very positive now and we can move forward - and I can start creating again as I am back to just caring for just one family member instead of two.  It was actually really hard to start cardmaking again and initially, I felt really frustrated - but I had a deadline as it was my husband's birthday yesterday so I persevered and this is what I came up with:

This is also my card for the following Challenges:

Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes 
Splitcoaststampers - Free for All Friday - F4A337 - Think Cool
Splitcoaststampers - Ways to Use It - WT588 - Make it Masculine 
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - August - Anything Goes

The main image is one of the first stamps I ever bought so probably dates to somewhere around 2008 and is the Bounty ship by Stamperoo (an Australian stamp company).  I haven't heard of Stamperoo for a really long time so I doubt you would be able to find it anywhere - however, you could substitute Stampin' Up's The Open Sea as there is an old ship in that set.

I stamped the ship using Ranger Archival Potting Soil ink onto Distress watercolour cardstock and didn't do any colouring other than the red flag at the top which was coloured with a Festive Berries Distress marker.  I used Ranger Distress inks for the sky:  Hickory Smoke, Pumice Stone and Stormy Sky - and Faded Jeans, Evergreen Bough, Iced Spruce and Stormy Sky for the sea.  I used a round ink-blending tool to add Antique Linen around the edges of the image panel to make it look older. 

Here is a close-up:

All the designer papers are by Kaisercraft from their Coastal Escape pad.  This is one of my favourite all-time releases as I love the colours and designs.  All the papers and cardstock have been edged with Antique Linen.

I used my Lifestyle Nesting Circle dies to diecut the porthole from the woodgrain designer paper then cut multiple portholes from scrap teal-coloured cardstock so I could layer them up to give the porthole some depth.  I glued them together with Tombow Mono Multi glue and once dry, poked holes with a paper piercer and added the antique copper brads. 

The side panel kraft cardstock was punched using a Fiskars Threading Water border punch which is one of my all-time favourite punches for masculine cards.  I added a score line using a Martha Stewart Scoring board then butted the anchor paper up against that line.  I added the Jute Ribbon, added Fray Stop to the cut edges to stop them from fraying, then popped the panel up on dimensionals.  I tied on the anchor charm using some string.

The sentiment is by WPlus9 - Basic Banners - and was stamped with my Misti using Versamark Watermark ink and heat-set using Copper embossing powder.  I diecut the sentiment using a Spellbinder Labels Trio die then popped the panel up on dimensionals. 

All the layers have been trimmed to 1/8" using my Perfect Layers Tools.

Once I finished the card front, I attached it to a white cardstock base. Finished size is 140mm x 140mm or around 5-1/2" x 5-1/2".

Thanks for visiting my blog today.  It feels so good to be able to create again:  I missed it so much and I can't wait to share my next creation with you! 


Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Stamperoo - The Bounty Ship - D1-700 (retired), Sentiment - WPlus9 - Basic Banners

Ink:  Distress - Antique Linen, Evergreen Bough, Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Iced Spruce, Hickory Smoke, Pumice Stone, Ranger Archival Potting Soil, Versamark Watermark

Designer Paper:  Kaisercraft Coastal Escape 6" x 6" pad

Accessories:  #2 round paintbrush, Ranger round ink-blending tool, Couture Creations non-stick craft mat, dimensionals, doublesided tape, Tombow Mono Multi glue, antique copper brads (stash), Perfect Layers Tools, heat-gun, SU powder tool, Copper embossing powder (brand unknown), Ranger Festive Berries Distress marker, Misti, paper piercer, Big Shot, Martha Stewart scoring board, Jute ribbon - Franceville (KMart Australia), string (stash), anchor charm (stash), Cardstock - kraft, white, teal, Ranger Distress watercolour

Dies:  Lifestyle Nesting Circles, Spellbinder Labels Trio S3-147

Punches:  Fiskars Threading Water border


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

A big happy birthday to hubby Jobear!!!! I really love this card and its details so beautifully made. 😊
I've been very ill - see my last blog post but now recovering.
Hugs and God richly bless you all as a family!!!
Shaz in Oz.x

Elaine said...

Hi Jocelyn so good to see you back in blog land. Have missed you. Stunning card bet hubby loved it. Sorry to hear you have been so busy caring for your family but hope
Things are much better for you. Take care xx

Rocky said...

I love this card and I bet your husband did too. The colour blending for the sea matches the porthole paper, brilliant work. Thank you for sharing it with us at CHNPPC.

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