Sunday, June 8, 2014

Masculine Birthday Card


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My cousin is about to have a BIG birthday, so wanted to make a special card for him. He's a scuba diver who loves the water. Decided to use the smaller of my 2 Fred Mullett fish stamps--can't even remember the last time it was inked.  FMS has a wonderful sketch this week that I used for inspiration. The ColourQ challenge was perfect for a guy card & 4 of my Memento markers matched the colors: Danube Blue, Summer Sky, Tangelo & Bamboo Leaves.  
I colored the fish & stamped on watercolor paper saturated with Ink Potion #9.  When it dried I inked the fish with Distress Ink frayed burlap & overstamped.  Another piece of the wc paper was inked with the 2 blue markers using Tim Holtz Bubble stencil before being die cut with MFT Fishtail Flags.  The stitching is provided by Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangles.  
I'm also entering the masculine challenge at SSS Wed. Hope you have a great week. I so appreciate that you made time to check my blog.

23 comments:

  1. Great masculine card! Love all of the colors on the fish. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

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  2. I so love your card Greta.
    He will treasure it for sure.
    I love the texture that technique creates.
    So well done!

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  3. This looks perfect for your cousin Greta, he will LOVE it!! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ!

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  4. Wow! Love this look of the fish stamp!
    Your cousin is going to love this!

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  5. That's a fun layout and what a great fish stamp! Very unique. xxx

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  6. fabulous Greta. Your fish is beautifully coloured.

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  7. That fish is fantastic!! What a awesome colors. Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

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  8. WOW, what a beauty this is, Greta!
    I love the fabulous design & all the wonderful details!
    He will enjoy receiving it.

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  9. Great masculine card and am sure your cousin will treasure it!

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  10. Greta, this is going to knock your cousin's socks (or flippers, as the case may be) off!! It's manly, it's created with his personality and interests foremost in your mind, and it's handsome and striking! Outstanding and awesome!! Love it!! Hugs~c

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  11. Wonderful stitched edge on this masculine card. This sounds like it will be perfect for your cousin. Love the banner and the fish. Take care Greta !

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  12. Perfect masculine card and I just love the Fred Mullett stamp! Glad to see it inked up! Thanks so much for playing along with us in the Father's Day/Masculine Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week :)

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  13. Wow! This is an awesome masculine card Greta! Lots of fishermen in our family so I can see myself CASEing your design:)

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  14. Love this fishy card, Greta, beautiful coloring, a work of art! So happy you played with us at the colourQ this week.

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  15. Beautiful manly card the colouring is fantastic along with the lay-out. Take care, Shirleyx

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  16. Great Masculine card Greta! Awesome design and use of color too!

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  17. Fantastic masculine card Greta! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  18. Oh, Greta, what a great sketch card, and I love the fish and the colors! Perfection! Hugs!

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  19. I thought that was Fred Mullett! I bet he really loved it! I like how you two toned it and I like the colors you used for the flags and tie too!

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  20. This is an amazing fish, Greta!

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  21. Oh my...what a wonderful card! Your fish is amazing!

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