Thursday, June 9, 2011

Masculine All-Occasion Card (06/11/11 Workshops)

A couple of fun techniques were used to make this all-occasion card with a more masculine feel.


Stamp Sets:
* Sail Away (123013-w; set of 1, $9.95) (2011 Summer Mini Catalog)
* The Open Sea (123030-s, set of 5, $26.95; 123032-c, $18.95; set of 5)
* Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370-w, set of 24, $36.95)

* Not Quite Navy card stock: 8-1/2" x 5-1/2"; scrap for 1-1/4" Square punch (101722, 24 sheets, $6.95)
* Sahara Sand card stock: 4" x 3-1/4"; scraps for 1-3/8" Square and Modern Label punches (121043, 24 sheets, $6.95)
* Glossy White card stock: 3-3/4" x 3"; scraps for Postage Stamp and Word Window punches (102599, 25 sheets, $5.95)
* Nautical Expedition Designer Series Paper: 5-1/2" x 1-3/4" (122343, 12 sheets, $10.95) (2011 Summer Mini Catalog) -- Coordinating colors: Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso, Basic Gray)

* Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad (101179, $5.95)
* Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ Pad (105120, $5.95)
* Baha Breeze Refill Ink (111844, $2.95)
* Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write Marker (105105, $3.50)
* Shimmer Paint, Frost White (116854, $5.95)

Stampin’ Up! Accessories:
* Bitty Bat Large Punch (119279, $15.95) (Last Change List - available only through June 30)
* Postage Stamp Punch (122344, $15.95) (2011 Summer Mini Catalog)
* 1-1/4” Square Large Punch (119865, $15.96)
* 1-3/8” Square Extra-Large Punch (119877, $16.95)
* Word Window Large Punch (119857, $15.95)
* Modern Label Extra-Large Punch (119849, $16.95)
* Stampin’ Sponges (101610, package of 3, $3.50)
* Paper Snips (103579, $9.95)
* SNAIL Adhesive (104332, $6.95; refills 104331, $4.50)
* Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430, $3.95)

* Scrap paper to make clouds template
* Rubbing alcohol
* Post-it note (at least 3” x 2”) to mask sale

(Note: Unless otherwise indicated, SNAIL Adhesive was used to assemble this card.)

1. Score Night of Navy card stock at 4-1/4"; fold away from scoreline to create card.

2. Adhere Designer Series Paper ("DSP") to front of card across bottom; adhere 4" x 3-1/4" Sahara Sand card stock over DSP toward left edge of card.

3. Use Basic Black ink to stamp boat on Glossy White card stock; stamp again on a Sticky Note; cut out the sails with Paper Snips and position over the sails on the Glossy White card stock. Make template for clouds by punching Bitty Bats across scrap paper, overlapping the wings at the ends (the template will be the piece with the scallops formed by the bottom of the bat wings). Starting at the top, place template over ship with the scallops toward the top; use Stampin' Sponge to apply Marina Mist ink above template; move the template slightly down and to the left or right and apply more Marina Mist ink, leaving the tops of the scallop shapes white; continue to move the template down and to the right or left and apply ink until you reach the water line on the ship image. You should see big, fluffy clouds. Remove Sticky Note sails to reveal sparkling white sails surrounded by cloudy skies.

4. Mix a small amount of Frosty White Shimmer Paint, a drop or two of Baha Breeze refill ink, and a few drops of rubbing alcohol in a small container. Use Stampin' Sponge to lightly sponge mixture across bottom of Glossy White card stock to create a wet and shimmery looking ocean. Allow to dry completely, then adhere to front of card over Sahara Sand card stock.

5. Punch 1-3/8" Square from Sahara Sand card stock; punch 1-1/4" Square from Not Quite Navy card stock, and adhere to Sahara Sand square. Stamp Compass from The Open Sea on a scrap of Glossy White card stock; punch out with Postage Stamp punch; adhere to Not Quite Navy square. Adhere to front of card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

6. Punch Modern Label from Sahara Sand card stock. Stamp sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes on Glossy White card stock; adhere to Modern Label. Adhere Modern Label to front of card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

This is a great card for graduation, retirement, birthday, Father's Day, or any other occasion for the men in your life.

Cath ;D

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