Sunday, November 13, 2011

Sanded Ships Ahoy


Hi everyone! I thought to take a break from DT cards today and try my hand at a clean and simple card. I'd intended to rough up and distress the edges around the image with black ink but must have lost the thought somewhere in the excitement of the creative process, LOL!!!  I'm entering this card in the "Times Gone By" Fashionable Stamping Challenge. The image reminds me of Christopher Columbus who sailed across the Atlantic Ocean and discovered the American Continents.
 

My card base is Riding Hood Red layered with True Black cardstock. To create the image I stamped the Sanded Background in Going Grey on Whisper White then the ship over it in Riding Hood Red. The strip at the bottom is Going Grey finished on one side using the Deckled Edge Scissors. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black and finished it off with three small black brads. To further embellish the card I punched two pieces of Going Grey using the Word Window Punch and attached them with a small black brad.

Thanks for stopping by... hope you have a purr-fect day!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps: Sanded Background and Ships Ahoy (Stampin' Up), Petite Birthday (Hero Arts)
  • Paper: Riding Hood Red, Going Grey and Whisper White (Stampin' Up), True Black (Papertrey Ink)
  • Ink: Riding Hood Red and Going Grey (Stampin' Up), Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Other: Word Window Punch, Deckled Edge Scissors, Small Black Brads and Mounting Tape

26 comments:

Hanneke said...

What a great card! I love how it can be a masculine card, very nice. I think it looks great without the distressing :) Hugs, Hanneke

Sandra said...

Wow Karen, Your card is just beautiful! no need for distressing here its just beautiful as it is and l love the colour :) Sandra H

Meggymay said...

Fantastic card, its an awesome image of the sailing ship. Thankyou for joining us at FSC this time.

TuKara said...

super!!!Tres elegante!!

jimlynn said...

WOW! Karen, this is awesome! Love everything about it. Beautiful image.
Lynn

Sivic said...

Nice card, I like it!!
A great card for men : )

Mrs.B said...

This is a great masculine card, and yes Christopher Columbus does spring to mind. The red stamped image is very striking.
Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges. Hope to see you again.
Avril

Patti P. said...

Karen, this is beautiful. I love that sanded bg with this stamp. You did a great job designing this one!!

AllisonG said...

What a cool card, Karen! I've recently started following your blog and love your style.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the fun background you created- great image- fab card!!!

Shirl said...

This is so perfect for our challenge Karen and the ship truly conjures up images of Christopher Columbus sailing away.

Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Karen, What a fantastic card! I love the ship ~ I've been looking for one for ages and good ones are so hard to find.

Нинель said...

Very nice! Excellent!

cgl1539 said...

Gorgeous card Karen, I love love love that sanded background.

Sally said...

Awesome card. It is really stunning and I love the way you sanded the paper before stamping.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Love the colors you used, great card especially for a guy!!!

МД в картинках said...

What a beautiful card!
I would never guess that the sanded background is a stamp=)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fanastic image, your card looks wonderful. Thanks for joining the Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

misteejay said...

What a fabulous card Karen - love the red/grey/black they all work so well together.

Toni xx

Claire said...

Stunning card, simple but so stylish and I love that ship stamp. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and good luck
Claire xx

Helen said...

Fabulous!

Trish and Treasure said...

Fabulous card!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

lol, I'm not sure where to stop and leave a comment Karen! Your cards are gorgeous, love, love, love the stitching that you do and this masculine card - oh wow!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Talk about inspiring! I need to make a birthday card for our son and get it in the mail. Your design and image would be a perfect combination as he has a sailboat . What a wonderful masculine creation-- it has an elegance and simplicity that is perfection.

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

What a superb card, Karen! Perfect for our challenge ;) Fell in love with this stamp - neeeeed!!! lol ;) Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

Hugs
Joanna x

Brenda Brown said...

Congrats on being chosen as a Saturday Spotlight on FSC.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox