Monday, March 23, 2015

Retirement Card for a Guy

I'm about to step down from one of my current DT assignments so decided to throw my hat in the ring for the DT Call at The Male Room. The requirements are to enter challenge #5 & #6 to be in the running.  My first card is posted HERE & today is my entry for the Under Water challenge.  My cousin has spent his entire career with a company that makes cases for equipment (like cameras) used by divers.  This means he's been "forced" to go on work-required diving trips to places like The Cayman Islands--LOL!  He's finally decided it's time to retire so I need a very special card for one of my favorite people in the whole world.  I began by making the background using my neglected brayer & Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze ink pad. Fortunately, I have a couple Fred Mullett fish stamps in my stash & I chose the smaller one to use as my tropical fish.  It is embossed with Zing! Neon Green, Neon Pink & Neon Purple.  I added some black splatters & mounted it to black textured cardstock.  The sentiment is a Studio G stamp from the $1 bin at Michaels & I embossed it in black.  Is it OK to say this came out just like I hoped?  I'm also entering the embossing challenge at Retro Rubber Challenge as both stamps are way over 1 year old & Anything Goes at Addicted to Stamps. Thanks so much for stopping by.
The Male RoomRRCB10GRAB OUR BADGE!

38 comments:

Sue said...

Hello Greta.
This is a lovely card. Good Luck with the Dt call.
Smiles:)
Sue

Dawn Turley said...

Fabulous Greta Good luck with the DT call. Male cards are difficult for me

Becca Cruger said...

So cool! It really looks like the iridescent scales on a fishy. Good luck with the DT call - they couldn't get a more talented or well-respected designer!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is awesome, good luck with the DY call!

scrappymo! said...

This is a gorgeous inky card...love that fish!

Wei said...

What a fabulous card! Love this cool and colorful fish! Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

joy said...

This is perfect for your cousin, knowing what his career consisted of. Good luck with the DT call - they would be very fortunate to have you on their team!!

Ros Crawford said...

What a super card and great colours!! Good luck with the DT call!

Mona Pendleton said...

Wonderful masculine card Greta! The vibrant fish looks spectacular!

Hettie said...

Perfect card for your cousin. That fish looks fantastic!
Hugs
Xx

Jane Knudsen said...

Wow! I love this card. The fish looks so realistic! Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber! I am glad you joined us!!

Rosemary said...

what a cool card, greta... your cousin will definitely love it!! love the way the multi-colored fish pops against the background!

Tanja said...

love the multi-color embossing and ombre background - thanks for sharing your beautiful card at ATSM this week

Maria said...

Oh, my goodness! This card is just fabulous, Greta! Love the bold vibrant colors! Your cousin will love this card! Good luck with the DT call!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE what you did with that Fred Mullet fish - his stamps are so awesome! I once had the pleasure of taking a class with him! Thanks for linking up with us at Retro Rubber!

Monika Reeck said...

wow again Greta
this is amazing made
I love that the NEON color from ZING can make this card so real POP
Love that color combo and nice sentiment too
good luck again to the Male Room DT Call..
I love making Manly Card and hope to see you on my Manly cards post
Big hugs, Monika

Deborah Frings said...

Wow! This is absolutely stunning. I love the bold neon colours on your tropical fish and the blue sea is just brilliant. I think your cousin will love this card. (I would have enjoyed his work). Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week. Good Luck with the DT Call.

Stella said...

This is stunning. I love love love this. Good luck with the DT call!

Mary Ann said...

Very pretty,love it!!!Very nice for a male card!!!Good luck to the DT call!!!

alexandra s.m. said...

It's a beautiful card my Friend!
Hugs~

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a great card! AND, extra bonus, it came out how you planned! Oddly enough, I was just thinking about Kaleidacolor ink the other day and wondering if anyone ever used it anymore (guess so). I try to never give the brayer a thought. We aren't good buddies.

How exciting that you are trying out for a new design team. Good luck!

Katy McGloin said...

OK, Greta... you already have my heart! We have 2 mini schnauzers (I have had them all my life!) and THEY have my heart and soul. Plus you live in an area that I personally adore... Enough of that.... let's get to your card... love the brayering and the tropical fish (Ok, another commonality... I love fish tanks but only wish I could do the big sea!). Great colors. I am so glad you included RRBC in your stamping fun this week and hope you will join us often!!

Debbie Mageed said...

What a fun masculine card! I love your great details! Thank for playing along with Retro Rubber and hope you play again soon.

Nat said...

oh, I do love this effect, perfect for any Guy!! :) I love it!! :)

Lisa said...

Your cousin is going to be thrilled with this card Greta! So much thought, love and creativity went into this little masterpiece! I KNOW you will be missed when you leave the DT. Fingers crossed for the new DT call, this looks like a shoe in to me!!

Martha said...

OH MY..Greta, this is one absolutely BEAUTIFUL card!
WOW...the brayering & embossing are simply FABULOUS!
Beautifully done!

Katie Skiff said...

What a fun image to color this way!! Awesome!! Thanks for playing with Retro Rubber!!

Louise van Vuren said...

Wow, that fish is stunning! Perfect for your friend's retirement too. It's so vibrant and I guess it has texture too with the embossing. Both your cards for the DT call have been fab, and very different in style, well done and good luck
Louise from TMR xx

Cat Craig said...

Perfect!

Christine Traversa said...

Love your color combo!

Merry Stamper said...

Your cousin is going to be thrilled with this beautiful card! You should send an email to Fred to show what you've done with his fabulous stamp!

Neva Cole said...

Amazing card! I too have a Fred Mullett stamp or two that I've done this technique, learned it from Fred himself many years ago at a workshop in Portland. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber!

Deepti said...

Oh my !! breath taking beauty :)

Greta said...

Thanks for your comment & the suggestion. I did e-mail Fred & he replied! If I knew your blog I'd leave you a comment.

Robin K. said...

This really caught my eye Greta- really cool card!!! Good luck with the DT call!!!!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Greta, this seems to be a the perfect card, beautiful background and embossed fish! Your previous design is also beautiful. Shirleyxx ps.. good luck on the DT call as well :)

cm said...

Perfect card for your cousin, Greta, who I know will treasure it immensely! How hard it must be to retire from a job that takes him to the Cayman Islands, but...now he can head there, with no work responsibilities! Please, please..pull out those delightful neons and join us over at Ink! Excited to see what you'll share! (hint, hint *grin*)
Hugs~c

Kim Heggins said...

WOW....this is just so over the top amazing. From the colors to that beautiful fish, the perfect way to see congratulations!